Last Stop Auschwitz (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2020-01-09
Förlag
Transworld
Översättare
David Colmer
Dimensioner
233 x 155 x 21 mm
Vikt
338 g
ISBN
9780857526847
Last Stop Auschwitz (häftad)

Last Stop Auschwitz

My story of survival from within the camp

Häftad Engelska, 2020-01-09
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'We know that there is only one ending to this, only one liberation from this barbed wire hell: death.' Eddy de Wind

In 1943 Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met and married at the Westerbork labour camp. At Auschwitz, they made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work in the medical barracks. In their new life, each day, each hour became a battle for survival.

For de Wind, in his role as camp doctor, this meant negotiating the volatile guards. For Friedel, it meant avoiding Mengele's medical experiments and the threat of sexual assault. Despite all this, love prevailed. Passing notes through the fence, sometimes stealing a brief embrace, Friedel and Eddy clung to life.

As the last Nazis fled at the end of the war, de Wind hid himself in an abandoned barracks and began to write with furious energy about his experiences at Auschwitz. The result is an extraordinary account of life as a prisoner, a near real-time record of the daily struggle, stress and horror, but also of the flickering moments of joy de Wind and Friedel found in each other.

Last Stop Auschwitz is a document of the best and the worst of humanity, a reminder of what we as humans were - and are - capable of. A harrowing and eloquent account of suffering and survival, love and despair, it's a unique and timeless story that reminds us there is hope, even in Hell. And it's a story that will linger with you long after the final page has been turned.
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