Auschwitz, 1940-1945

Central Issues in the History of the Camp


Author: Wacław Długoborski,Franciszek Piper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: N.A

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

A Novel


Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062797166

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1854

The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

Potential regieren

Zur Genealogie des möglichen Menschen


Author: Antonio Lucci Skowronek,Thomas

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846762628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

View: 7758

Schon beim frühesten Auftauchen des lateinischen Wortes "Potentialis" lässt sich eine entscheidende Ambiguität beobachten: Einerseits bezeichnet "Potential" etwas, das noch nicht aktuell ist, aber sein könnte, andererseits stellt "Potential" ein Merkmal der Macht und der Mächtigen dar. Diese Unschärfe und Doppelung ist nicht bloß ein sprachliches Merkmal, sondern hängt mit der Komplexität und gesellschaftlichen Reichweite symbolischer Praktiken zusammen. Im Kern geht es um die Materialität des menschlichen Potentials als eine Grundbedingung des Regierens. In interdisziplinären Fallstudien zur Transformation von Subjekten und gouvernementalen Kulturtechniken rekonstruiert der Band die Genealogie der Regierung von Kollektiven und Individuen in Spätantike, Mittelalter und Neuzeit. Hierbei zeigt sich eine der Urszenen der Biopolitik schon in mittelalterlichen Klöstern als menschlichen Perfektionsmaschinen und nicht erst im quantifizierenden Licht der Aufklärung. Zudem betonen neuzeitliche Verflechtungen von Literatur und Kunst mit Recht und Ordnung die gouvernementale Qualität ebenso umfassender wie unscharfer symbolischer Setzungen, die auch in Zeiten funktionaler Differenzierung noch fortwirken. Über die Zeiten hinweg erweist sich die Administration von Menschengekoppelt an das Versprechen von Sicherheit.

"Places for the Displaced"

biographische Bewältigungsmuster von weiblichen jüdischen Konzentrationslager-Überlebenden in den USA


Author: Sabine Kittel

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7278

The subject of this book is surviving imprisonment in concentration camps and continuing to live with that traumaticexperience. It is based on oral history interviews withJewish women who were imprisoned in the women's campat Ravensbrueck. Originally from Poland,Hungary,Germany,the Netherlands and Czechoslovakia, most of them emigrated to the USA as "displaced persons"; when the interviews were conducted their ages ranged from 66 to 87 years. The women's stories describe their whole life, both the years inthe concentration camp and life afterwards.

Auf dem Heimweg

aus den Tagebuechern e. dt. Juden 1929-1945


Author: Martin Hauser

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 228

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany

Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69


Author: Julia Sneeringer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034398

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6488

A Social History of Early Rock 'n' Roll in Germany explores the people and spaces of St. Pauli's rock'n'roll scene in the 1960s. Starting in 1960, young British rockers were hired to entertain tourists in Hamburg's red-light district around the Reeperbahn in the area of St. Pauli. German youths quickly joined in to experience the forbidden thrill of rock'n'roll, and used African American sounds to distance themselves from the old Nazi generation. In 1962 the Star Club opened and drew international attention for hosting some of the Beatles' most influential performances. In this book, Julia Sneeringer weaves together this story of youth culture with histories of sex and gender, popular culture, media, and subculture. By exploring the history of one locale in depth, Sneeringer offers a welcome contribution to the scholarly literature on space, place, sound and the city, and pays overdue attention to the impact that Hamburg had upon music and style. She is also careful to place performers such as The Beatles back into the social, spatial, and musical contexts that shaped them and their generation. This book reveals that transnational encounters between musicians, fans, entrepreneurs and businessmen in St. Pauli produced a musical style that provided emotional and physical liberation and challenged powerful forces of conservatism and conformity with effects that transformed the world for decades to come.

Religion and Identity in Germany Today

Doubters, Believers, Seekers in Literature and Film


Author: Julian Preece,Frank Finlay,Sinéad Crowe

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783034301565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 3023

Proceedings of a colloquium held in July 2008 in Swansea, Wales.