This Way For The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen by Tadeusz BorowskiThis Way For The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski

This Way For The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen

byTadeusz BorowskiEditorBarbara VedderTranslated byBarbara Vedder

Paperback | August 1, 1992

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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 was born in the Ukraine to Polish parents and was imprisoned in Auschwitz and Dachau from 1943 to 1945. Considered a great of postwar Polish literature, he attended a boarding schoool run by Franciscan monks and then studied literature in the underground Warsaw University—during the German occupation secondary school a...
Title:This Way For The Gas, Ladies And GentlemenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.51 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.