This Way For The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen

Paperback | August 1, 1992

byTadeusz BorowskiEditorBarbara VedderTranslated byBarbara Vedder

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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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 Tadeusz Borowski survived his experience in a Nazi concentration camp to bring this remarkable collection of stories to the world. First published in Poland, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman reveals how the conditions and mistreatment warped inmate’s conception of normality, forcing instincts of compassion to be overridden f...

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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 reduc...

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Published in Poland after World War II, this collection of concentration camp stories shows atrocious crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a daily routine. Prisoners eat, work, sleep, and fall in love a few yards from where other prisoners are systematically slaughtered. The will to survive overrides compassion, and the line between...

Published in Poland after World War II, this collection of concentration camp stories shows atrocious crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a daily routine. Prisoners eat, work, sleep, and fall in love a few yards from where other prisoners are systematically slaughtered. The will to survive overrides compassion, and the line between...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140186247

ISBN - 13:9780140186246

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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 Tadeusz Borowski survived his experience in a Nazi concentration camp to bring this remarkable collection of stories to the world. First published in Poland, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman reveals how the conditions and mistreatment warped inmate’s conception of normality, forcing instincts of compassion to be overridden for the need to survive. Here are stories from the inside, where prisoners numbed by the ongoing atrocity develop new realities and personas within the hellish confines of their environment. As a non-fiction testimony to the depths humanity is capable of or as a masterpiece of literature, Tadeusz Borowski’s book records the experience of the concentration camp prisoner for future generations to learn from.