Het schooltje van Auschwitz by Mario Escobar
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Overview: "Het schooltje van Auschwitz’ van Mario Escobar is het waargebeurde verhaal van een vrouw die vrijwillig op de trein stapte en hoop bracht naar een van de donkerste plekken op aarde.
Berlijn, 1943. Als haar Roma-man en -kinderen worden weggevoerd, weigert de Duitse Helene Hannemann hen in de steek te laten en wordt ze samen met de rest van het gezin gedeporteerd naar Auschwitz. In het zigeunerkamp werkt ze als verpleegster onder de leiding van kamparts Josef Mengele, die haar opdraagt een schooltje te starten. Hoewel het niets meer is dan nazi-propaganda en een dekmantel voor Mengeles gruwelijke medische experimenten, is Helene met haar schooltje een lichtpuntje in een verder inktzwarte wereld.
Een aangrijpende Tweede Wereldoorlog-roman over de betekenis van hoop.
Genre: Non-Fiction | WWII
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Postcards from Auschwitz: Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance by Daniel P. Reynolds
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Overview: The uneasy link between tourism and collective memory at Holocaust museums and memorials
Each year, millions of people visit Holocaust memorials and museums, with the number of tourists steadily on the rise. What lies behind the phenomenon of "Holocaust tourism" and what role do its participants play in shaping how we remember and think about the Holocaust?
In Postcards from Auschwitz, Daniel P. Reynolds argues that tourism to former concentration camps, ghettos, and other places associated with the Nazi genocide of European Jewry has become an increasingly vital component in the evolving collective remembrance of the Holocaust. Responding to the tendency to dismiss tourism as commercial, superficial, or voyeuristic, Reynolds insists that we take a closer look at a phenomenon that has global reach, takes many forms, and serves many interests.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story by Patricia Posner
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Overview: The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little-known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania, who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner exposes Capesius’ reign of terror at the camp, his escape from justice, and how a handful of courageous survivors and a single brave prosecutor finally brought him to trial for murder 20 years after the end of the war.
The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is much more, though, than a personal account of Capesius. It provides a spellbinding glimpse inside the devil’s pact made between the Nazis and Germany’s largest conglomerate, IG Farben, and its Bayer pharmaceutical subsidiary. The story is one of murder and greed, with its roots in the dark heart of the Holocaust.
Set against a backdrop ranging from Hitler’s war to conquer Europe to the Final Solution, to postwar Germany’s tormented efforts to confront its dark past, Posner shows the appalling depths to which ordinary men descend when they are unrestrained by conscience or any sense of morality.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction History
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. If he had been caught, he would have been killed; many owed him their survival