This person is a Slovakian Jew, born in Sered, Czechoslovakia, in 1922. This person was assigned to Auschwitz's Sonderkommando, a group of inmates forced to work at corpse disposal through burial or cremation.
This person and the author meet a few times in the concentration camp. The author leads this person to believe he plays in the camp orchestra.
This person was an inmate of Auschwitz but not a Jew. Prior to incarceration, he had been a professional criminal and thus wore a green star, which gave him a considerable measure of authority over Jewish inmates.
This person is a member of the Sonderkommando. He insists that only a belief in God separates humanity from animals.
Untersharfuhrer (platoon sergeant) Stark
This person is the Nazi member of the SS who directs the operations of the crematorium at Auschwitz I. During the autumn of...
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