This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Book - 1976
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Penguin Putnam
Tadeusz Borowski’s concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup, an extra blanket or the luxury of a pair of shoes with thick soles; and where the line between normality and abnormality vanishes. Published in Poland after the Second World War, these stories constitute a masterwork of world literature.

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c1976
ISBN: 9780140186246
Branch Call Number: FICTION BOROWSKI
Characteristics: 180 p. ; 20 cm


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Jun 25, 2014

Rather a grim little book about one man's experience in concentration camps during WWII. Quite a differing point of view that your usual WWII story. More of the interaction of the inmates, daily life and the politics of those inmates. The numbness of the horrors of the camp and the daily struggle to survive, Interesting.


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