The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 - Chapters 11-15 Summary & Analysis

Władysław Szpilman
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Chapters 11-15 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 11, Wladyslaw had to move once again. This time, he and the others had to share rooms with only essential elements. The first night there, he had a dream that his brother came up to him and told him, "We are dead now." The next day, during work, there was another selection.

Wladyslaw was informed that he was assigned to work on the building of the SS barracks in the Mokotow District. He was told that he would get better food and better living conditions there. In reality, things are much worse. Wladyslaw had to get up two hours earlier so that he could walk to work, and the work was physically brutal. If workers felt faint and stopped, they were beaten by whips with lead balls. He pleaded to be transferred and got his wish.

He worked...

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