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The druggist of Auschwitz : a documentary novel

Author: Dieter Schlesak; John Hargraves
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"A harrowing novel about surviving in Auschwitz and the nature of evil"--
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Victor Capesius; Victor Capesius; Victor Capesius; Victor Capesius
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Schlesak; John Hargraves
ISBN: 9780374144067 0374144060
OCLC Number: 650212486
Notes: Translation of: Capesius, der Auschwitzapotheker.
Description: 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The eyewitness --
The Auschwitz dispensary --
The German obsession with racial "purity" and the German language as a cure --
It was just love of order and sense of duty --
Love in the death camp --
My God, science! --
Mussulmen, the undead of Auschwitz, and the suspension of time --
The Sonderkommando uprising --
The end.
Other Titles: Capesius, der Auschwitzapotheker.
Responsibility: Dieter Schlesak ; translated from the German by John Hargraves.

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