Una oracion por Katerina Horovitzova

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Inspired by true events, this gripping and emotional novel describes the tragic fate of a group of wealthy Jewish American businessmen imprisoned in a Polish concentration camp overseen by a particularly sadistic SS official. The prisoners are promised their freedom in an exchange for German POWs, but their repatriation will only occur if they themselves cover the costs of their journey. Knowing that they are being manipulated but desperate to return home, they agree to the terms. It is then when the group’s ...

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Overview

Inspired by true events, this gripping and emotional novel describes the tragic fate of a group of wealthy Jewish American businessmen imprisoned in a Polish concentration camp overseen by a particularly sadistic SS official. The prisoners are promised their freedom in an exchange for German POWs, but their repatriation will only occur if they themselves cover the costs of their journey. Knowing that they are being manipulated but desperate to return home, they agree to the terms. It is then when the group’s spokesman, Herman Cohen, decides to ransom the life of the young Polish Jew Katerina Horovitzova, who is to be gassed with her entire family. The story serves as both a record of the horrors of war as well as a testament to humankind’s capacity for selflessness, and will stay with readers long after the final page has been turned.

Inspirada en una historia real, esta novela apasionante y conmovedora describe el destino trágico de un grupo de acaudalados hombres de negocios judeoamericanos, presos en un campo de concentración polaco dirigido por un retorcido oficial de las SS. Los prisioneros reciben la promesa de que serán liberados gracias a un intercambio por prisioneros alemanes, pero su repatriación sólo se producirá si ellos mismos son quienes corren con los gastos del periplo. A pesar de saber que están siendo utilizados, deciden aceptar las condiciones de la oferta. Es entonces cuando el portavoz del grupo, Herman Cohen, decide comprar la vida de la joven polaca judía Katerina Horovitzová, a punto de ser gaseada junto a toda su familia. La historia sirve como evidencia de los horrores de la guerra así como testimonio de la capacidad de la humanidad por el altruismo, y afectará al lector mucho después de que haya leído la última oración.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788415130314
  • Publisher: Editorial Impedimenta
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnost Lustig was a Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. As an adolescent during World War II, he was a prisoner in the Theriesenstadt, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald concentration camps, an experience that would inform the themes of much of his later work. He was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize for Literature in 2008. Patricia Gonzalo de Jesus is a proofreader and translator to Spanish of works written in Czech, Slovakian, and English. She is a graduate in Slavic philology with an emphasis in Czech and Slovakian language and literature from the Complutense University of Madrid.

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