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A Journey into the Abyss

By Anastasia , published on Feb 4, 2013

...why, but this came to mind when I was reading The Pawnbroker, different as different can be. I suppose there are odd subliminal similarities. It’s not a novel about a generation; it’s about an individual. It’s a story of survival and death in survival. It’s about a man who survived the Holocaust while all that he loved, all that was most precious to him, did not. He, too, was destroyed; he did not die though nothing of life remained.

The Pawnbroker was originally published in 1961, one of the first fictional works to touch on the Holocaust by an American Jewish novelist who... (more)

Tags: new york, novels, the holocaust, american literature

Hell’s Deepest Circle

By Anastasia , published on May 18, 2012

...camp ever written, used by the prosecution in the trial of the main Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg.

People are generally more familiar with Auschwitz than Treblinka and the other Operation Reinhard death camps, so called after Reinhard Heydrich, one of the principle architects of the Holocaust. Auschwitz was its own particular hell and more people died there than at Treblinka or any other single facility, but the paradox is that there was a greater chance of survival if one was sent there. For Auschwitz was a major centre for slave labour as well as extermination. Treblinka was ... (more)

Tags: books, mass murder, nazism, the holocaust, treblinka

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