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Matters of Testimony : Interpreting the Scrolls of Auschwitz (Hardcover) (Nicholas Chare & Dominic

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In 1944, members of the Sonderkommando-the "special squads," composed almost exclusively of Jewish prisoners, who ensured the smooth operation of the gas chambers and had firsthand knowledge of the extermination process-buried on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau a series of remarkable eyewitness accounts of ****** genocide. This careful and penetrating study examines anew these "Scrolls of Auschwitz," which were gradually recovered, in damaged and fragmentary form, in the years following the camp's liberation. It painstakingly reconstructs their historical context and textual content, revealing complex literary works that resist narrow moral judgment and engage difficult questions about the limits of testimony.

Number of Pages: 254
Genre: History, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Jewish, Holocaust
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Nicholas Chare & Dominic Williams
Language: English
Street Date: December 30, 2015
TCIN: 50242282
UPC: 9781782389989
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3536

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