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The Children's Block - A Novel Based on the True Story of an Auschwitz Survivor (Hardcover, Not for Online ed.) Loot Price: R420
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The Children's Block - A Novel Based on the True Story of an Auschwitz Survivor (Hardcover, Not for Online ed.): Otto Kraus

The Children's Block - A Novel Based on the True Story of an Auschwitz Survivor (Hardcover, Not for Online ed.)

Otto Kraus

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We lived on a bunk built for four but in times of overcrowding, it slept seven and at times even eight. There was so little space on the berth that when one of us wanted to ease his hip, we all had to turn in a tangle of legs and chests and hollow bellies as if we were one many-limbed creature, a Hindu god or a centipede. We grew intimate not only in body but also in mind because we knew that though we were not born of one womb, we would certainly die together. Alex Ehren is poet, a prisoner, and a teacher in block 31 in Auschwitz- Birkenau, also known as the Children's Block. He spends his days trying to survive and illegally giving lessons to his young charges, all while shielding them as best he can from the impossible horrors of the camp. But trying to teach the children is not the only illicit activity that Alex is involved in. Alex is keeping a diary...

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Imprint: Pegasusbooks
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2020
Authors: Otto Kraus
Dimensions: 210 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 248
Edition: Not for Online ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-64313-328-7
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > War fiction > Second World War fiction
LSN: 1-64313-328-4
Barcode: 9781643133287

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