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This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen - Tadeusz Borowski, Barbara Vedder, Jan Kott, Michael Kandel
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
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Tadeusz Borowski's concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the... show more
Tadeusz Borowski's concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup, an extra blanket or the luxury of a pair of shoes with thick soles; and where the line between normality and abnormality vanishes. Published in Poland after the Second World War, these stories constitute a masterwork of world literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140186246 (0140186247)
ASIN: 140186247
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Just wow. This should be more widely read than it is.
Ludzka sokowirówka
Ludzka sokowirówka rated it
3.5 Wybór opowiadań
Chociaż jestem miłośniczką historii, to są okresy, których zdecydowanie nie lubię poznawać. Zaliczają się do nich wszelkie wojny i to nie przez wzgląd na daty, które trzeba wbić do głowy. Nienawidzę zapoznawania się z okrutnością człowieka, przeraża mnie do czego niekiedy byli zdolni ludzie. Łatwo m...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Translator's NoteIntroduction--This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen--A Day at Harmenz--The People Who Walked On--Auschwitz, Our Home (A Letter)--The Death of Schillinger--The Man with the Package--The Supper--A True Story--Silence--The January Offensive--A Visit--The World of Stone
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Translator's NoteIntroduction--This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen--A Day at Harmenz--The People Who Walked On--Auschwitz, Our Home (A Letter)--The Death of Schillinger--The Man with the Package--The Supper--A True Story--Silence--The January Offensive--A Visit--The World of Stone
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.0 This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
This is a grim little book. It is best described as a few fictional stories and some short pieces, not quite stories sometimes, primarily about life in Auschwitz/Birkenau from the first person perspective of one of the camp's non-Jewish inmates (this is important). As a non-Jew the narrator's lot ...
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