Auschwitz

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"A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Overview

"A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." -- Kirkus Reviews
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"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 . . . In May 1943, [Dr. Adelsberger] was transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where, under the general supervision of Josef Mengele, she was permitted to practice her profession . . . Her account of the starvation, cruelty, and sadism meted out to women and children against the backdrop . . . of the flames and stench from burning bodies will long remain in the minds of readers."—Booklist

Jewish Book World
Memoir, organized as a series of vignettes of life and death in the Auschwitz women's camp and written by a German Jewish doctor who was an inmate in the camp. The text is annotated with notes by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt and provides a unique insight into the suffering of Jewish women during the Holocaust.
Booknews
This memoir by Dr. Lucie Adelsberger (1885-1971) presents a lucid picture of the ordeals suffered by women in particular, through a personal account of her experience at Auschwitz beginning in 1943. B&w photographs. 5.5x8". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555536596
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,052,883
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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