The Last Survivor: Legacies of Dachau

The Last Survivor: Legacies of Dachau

by Timothy W. Ryback
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0679758267

ISBN-13: 9780679758266

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In The Last Survivor, journalist Timothy Ryback explores the surprising—and often disturbing—ways the citizens of Dachau go about their lives in a city the rest of us associate with gas chambers and mass graves. A grandmother recalls the echo of wooden shoes on cobblestone, the clip-clop of inmates marched from boxcars to barracks under the cover

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In The Last Survivor, journalist Timothy Ryback explores the surprising—and often disturbing—ways the citizens of Dachau go about their lives in a city the rest of us associate with gas chambers and mass graves. A grandmother recalls the echo of wooden shoes on cobblestone, the clip-clop of inmates marched from boxcars to barracks under the cover of night. A mother-to-be opts to deliver in a neighboring town, so that her child's birth certificate will not be stamped DACHAU. An "SS baby," now middle-aged, wonders about the father he never knew. And should you visit Dachau, you will meet Martin Zaidenstadt, an 87 year-old who accosts tourists with a first-hand account of the camp before its liberation in 1945. Beautifully written, compassionate, wise, The Last Survivor takes us to a place that bears the mark of Cain—and a people unwilling to be defined by the past, yet painfully unable to forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679758266
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
816,469
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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