Auschwitz: true tales from a grotesque land

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Auschwitz: True Tales From a Grotesque Land
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8d61fb70-b881-53d5-07d5-c1006ffe8d04
Grouping Title auschwitz true tales from a grotesque land
Grouping Author nomberg przytyk sara
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-04-19 04:50:13AM
Last Indexed 2019-04-24 04:52:14AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Hirsch, David H., Hirsch, Roslyn., Pfefferkorn, Eli.
author Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara, 1915-
author2-role Hirsch, David H., Hirsch, Roslyn., Pfefferkorn, Eli., hoopla digital.
author_display Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara
available_at_addison Addison Public Library
collection_addison Adults
detailed_location_addison 2nd Floor- Adult Books, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description From the moment I got to Auschwitz I was completely detached. I disconnected my heart and intellect in an act of self-defense, despair, and hopelessness." With these words Sara Nomberg-Przytyk begins this painful and compelling account of her experiences while imprisoned for two years in the infamous death camp. Writing twenty years after her liberation, she recreates the events of a dark past which, in her own words, would have driven her mad had she tried to relive it sooner. But while she records unimaginable atrocities, she also richly describes the human compassion that stubbornly survived despite the backdrop of camp depersonalization and imminent extermination.Commemorative in spirit and artistic in form, Auschwitz convincingly portrays the paradoxes of human nature in extreme circumstances. With consummate understatement Nomberg-Przytyk describes the behavior of concentration camp inmates as she relentlessly and pitilessly examines her own motives and feelings. In this world unmitigated cruelty coexisted with nobility, rapacity with self-sacrifice, indifference with selfless compassion. This book offers a chilling view of the human drama that existed in Auschwitz.From her portraits of camp personalities, an extraordinary and horrifying profile emerges of Dr. Josef Mengele, whose medical experiments resulted in the slaughter of nearly half a million Jews. Nomberg-Przytyk's job as an attendant in Mengle's hospital allowed her to observe this Angel of Death firsthand and to provide us with the most complete description to date of his monstrous activities.The original Polish manuscript was discovered by Eli Pfefferkorn in 1980 in the Yad Vashem Archive in Jerusalem. Not knowing the fate of the journal's author, Pfefferkorn spent two years searching and finally located Nomberg-Przytyk in Canada. Subsequent interviews revealed the history of the manuscript, the author's background, and brought the journal into perspective.
format_addison Book, eBook
format_category_addison Books, eBook
id 8d61fb70-b881-53d5-07d5-c1006ffe8d04
isbn 9780807816295, 9780807898826
item_details hoopla:MWT11718383||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||||Available Online||||, ils:.b10111177|.i10121110|2nd Floor- Adult Books|940.53185 NOM|||1|false|false|||||Check Shelf|Apr 18, 2019|anf||
itype_addison , Nonfiction
last_indexed 2019-04-24T09:52:14.633Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_addison 940.53185 NOM
owning_library_addison Addison Public Library
owning_location_addison Addison Public Library
primary_isbn 9780807816295
publishDate 1985, 2009
record_details hoopla:MWT11718383|eBook|eBook||English|The University of North Carolina Press,|2009.|1 online resource, ils:.b10111177|Book|Books||English|University of North Carolina Press,|c1985.|xii, 185 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10111177 .i10121110 On Shelf Check Shelf false true true false false true 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
hoopla:MWT11718383 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Electronic books, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Personal narratives, Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara, -- 1915-
title_display Auschwitz : true tales from a grotesque land
title_full Auschwitz : true tales from a grotesque land / Sara Nomberg-Przytyk ; translated by Roslyn Hirsch ; edited by Eli Pfefferkorn and David H. Hirsch, Auschwitz : true tales from a grotesque land [electronic resource] Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara, 1915-
title_short Auschwitz :
title_sub true tales from a grotesque land
topic_facet Electronic books, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara, Personal narratives