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Published in Poland after World War II, Tadeusz Borowski's concentration camp stories show atrocious crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a daily routine. Prisoners eat, work, sleep and fall in love a few yards from where other prisoners are systematically slaughtered.

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lukas, January 30, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Stalin said something to the effect of one death is a tragedy, while a million deaths is a statistic. When approaching the Holocaust, there is really no way to grasp 6 million deaths; it's just too much, too incomprehensible. So I think it's through individual testimonies that we really can get some understanding of the dehumanizing effects of the camps. Along with Primo Levi's books, Polish author Tadeusz Borowski's book of interconnected stories "This Way for the Gas" offers up a devastating, moving and deeply human account of life in the camps (Auschwitz). Like Levi, Borowski survived, but ultimately took his own life.
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ISBN:
9780140186246
Editor:
Vedder, Barbara
Translator:
Vedder, Barbara
Translator:
Vedder, Barbara
Editor:
Vedder, Barbara
Author:
Borowski, Tadeusz
Author:
Vedder, Barbara
Author:
Kandel, Michael
Author:
Kott, Jan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Poland Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
War stories, Polish -- Translations into English.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps.
Subject:
Borowski, Tadeusz - Translations into English
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.76x5.07x.54 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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