A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz

A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz

Book - 2015
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This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father's attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August Prize
On August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival.

In this intelligent and deeply moving book, G#65533;ran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood to tell the story of his father: walking at his side, holding his hand, trying to get close to him. It is also the story of the chasm between the world of the child, permeated by the optimism, progress, and collective oblivion of postwar Sweden, and the world of the father, darkened by the long shadows of the past.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781590516072
Characteristics: 331 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.


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Sep 11, 2015

Difficult to read technically due to references of German and Swedish words, all not seemingly being explained. The second reason is because of the subject matter. The Jewish survivors continued to have great preventable travails and inhospitable receptions from the countries they fled to. They were in one way liberated from the death camps only to face a seemingly heartless world described in the book. But, this book is quite worthy of being read.

Jul 23, 2015

Terrific writing.

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