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Auschwitz - Susan H. Ray

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Published: 28th September 1995
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"A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." - Kirkus Reviews "Lest Nazi Germany's brutalities be forgotten, this understated, appalling book, which first appeared in German in 1956, ought to remain perpetually in print. Specializing in immunology and allergy in Berlin at the time, Adelsberger turned down a position at Harvard in 1933 because she was unable to get her mother out of Germany. In May 1943, she was transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where, under the general supervision of Josef Mengele, she was permitted to practice her profession in one of the large women's areas. Her account of the starvation, cruelty, and sadism meted out to women and children against the backdrop - within sight of the block in which she worked - of the flames and stench from burning bodies will long remain in the minds of readers, as will the chaotic death marches at the end of the war, one more crime against humanity. Adelsberger concludes by asserting that "the legacy of the dead rests in our hands; it's incumbent upon us to tell their story." - Booklist"

ISBN: 9781555536596
ISBN-10: 155553659X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 28th September 1995
Publisher: University Press of New England
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: New edition