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Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land Summary
Sara Nomberg-Przuytyk

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Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land Summary

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Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land was written by Sara Nomberg-Przytyk though this was not clear to the editor for years after the manuscript was discovered. The typescript was written in 1966 and Roslyn Hirsch did not even know the author was still alive when he began translation in 1981. While the horrors of Auschwitz have been covered many times, the manuscript that comprises this book has a unique capacity for character portraits and effectively illustrates how the horrors of Auschwitz affected real individuals.

Roslyn Hirsch eventually tracked down the author, Sara Nomberg-Przytyk, who was born September 10th, 1915 in Lublin, Poland, who was raised Hasidic and became a political radical at a young age. Thus Sara was a political prisoner long before she was a Jewish prisoner. From 1941 to 1943, Sara survived in the Bialystok Ghetto and in August 1943 she was taken to Sutthof and from there to Auschwitz.

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