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Classic Holocaust stories in a new compilation and trade paperback format. "One should read it in order not to forget." '"Eleanor Roosevelt

First published in English in 1959 and long unavailable, Rachmil Bryks's vivid stories portray Jewish life in the Lodz ghetto and at Auschwitz. In a spare and tragicomic style, they illuminate the small and large absurdities that arise at the limits of human endurance'"from the cooking of "roast meat" made of cabbage leaves to the predicament of Jews forced to cooperate in the hierarchy of their own annihilation. Deceptively simple and often humorous, these stories nevertheless mirror Bryks's nuanced view of major moral dilemmas of the period: action vs. inaction, preserving dignity vs. survival.

This new edition brings together Bryks's well-known novellas, "A Cat in the Ghetto" and "Kiddush Hashem;" two short stories; an early poem; and his important but little-known essay, "My Credo," in which he defends his use of black humor in writing about unspeakable tragedy. A new introduction by scholar Adam Rovner and a new afterword by the author's daughter Bella Bryks-Klein illuminate Bryks's life and the work from two distinct perspectives.

Synopsis:

Classic Holocaust stories in a new compilation and trade paperback format. "One should read it in order not to forget." --Eleanor Roosevelt

Synopsis:

First published in English in 1959 and long unavailable, Rachmil Bryks's vivid stories portray Jewish life in the Lodz ghetto and at Auschwitz. In a spare and tragicomic style, they illuminate the small and large absurdities that arise at the limits of human endurance--from the cooking of "roast meat" made of cabbage leaves to the predicament of Jews forced to cooperate in the hierarchy of their own annihilation. Deceptively simple and often humorous, these stories nevertheless mirror Bryks's nuanced view of major moral dilemmas of the period: action vs. inaction, preserving dignity vs. survival.

This new edition brings together Bryks's well-known novellas, "A Cat in the Ghetto" and "Kiddush Hashem;" two short stories; an early poem; and his important but little-known essay, "My Credo," in which he defends his use of black humor in writing about unspeakable tragedy. A new introduction by scholar Adam Rovner and a new afterword by the author's daughter Bella Bryks-Klein illuminate Bryks's life and the work from two distinct perspectives.

About the Author

Rachmil Bryks was born in 1912. He survived internment in the Lodz ghetto and in Auschwitz. In 1949, he came to New York, where he lived and wrote until his death in 1974.Bella Bryks-Klein lives in Israel.Adam Rovner is on the faculty of Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892553273
Author:
Bryks, Rachmil
Publisher:
Persea Books
Translator:
Engel, S. Morris
Author:
Bryks-Klein, Bella
Author:
Rovner, Adam
Author:
Engel, S. Morris
Author:
Finnegan, William
Afterword by:
Bryks-Klein, Bella
Afterword:
Bryks-Klein, Bella
Subject:
General
Subject:
High school teachers
Subject:
Discrimination in education
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Apartheid
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Grassy Park High (School: Cape Town, South Af
Subject:
Finnegan, William
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Karen and Michael Braziller Books
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.70x6.08x.48 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Classic Holocaust stories in a new compilation and trade paperback format. "One should read it in order not to forget." --Eleanor Roosevelt
"Synopsis" by , First published in English in 1959 and long unavailable, Rachmil Bryks's vivid stories portray Jewish life in the Lodz ghetto and at Auschwitz. In a spare and tragicomic style, they illuminate the small and large absurdities that arise at the limits of human endurance--from the cooking of "roast meat" made of cabbage leaves to the predicament of Jews forced to cooperate in the hierarchy of their own annihilation. Deceptively simple and often humorous, these stories nevertheless mirror Bryks's nuanced view of major moral dilemmas of the period: action vs. inaction, preserving dignity vs. survival.

This new edition brings together Bryks's well-known novellas, "A Cat in the Ghetto" and "Kiddush Hashem;" two short stories; an early poem; and his important but little-known essay, "My Credo," in which he defends his use of black humor in writing about unspeakable tragedy. A new introduction by scholar Adam Rovner and a new afterword by the author's daughter Bella Bryks-Klein illuminate Bryks's life and the work from two distinct perspectives.

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