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StatusIn Process
TitleLast stop Auschwitz : my story of survival from within the camp / Eddy de Wind ; translated from Dutch by David Colmer. First U.S. edition. Ed
AuthorWind, E. de, author.
Call No940.53 WIN
CollectionAdult 900-999
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781538701430 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 153870143X (hardcover)
Personal Name Wind, E. de, author.
Uniform Title Eindstation Auschwitz. English.
Title Statement Last stop Auschwitz : my story of survival from within the camp / Eddy de Wind ; translated from Dutch by David Colmer.
Edition Statement First U.S. edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.
Physical Description 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type still image sti rdacontent.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
General Note Originally published in Dutch as Eindstation Auschwitz in 1946.
Summary, Etc. "In 1943, amidst the start of German occupation, Eddy de Wind worked as a doctor at Westerbork, a Dutch transit camp. His mother had been taken to this camp by Nazis but Eddy was assured by the Jewish Council she would be freed in exchange for his labor. He later found out she'd already been transferred to Auschwitz. While at Westerbork, he fell in love with a woman named Friedel and they married. One year later, they were transported to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Friedel and Eddy were separated-Eddy forced to work as a medical assistant in one barrack, Friedel at the mercy of Nazi experimentation in a nearby block. Sneaking moments with his beloved and communicating whenever they could, Eddy longed for the day he could be free with Friedel... Written in the camp itself in the weeks following the Red Army's liberation of the camp, [this book] is the raw, true account of Eddy's experiences at Auschwitz. In stunningly poetic prose, he provides unparalleled access to the horrors he faced in the concentration camp. Including photos from Eddy's life before, during, and after the Holocaust, this poignant memoir is at once a moving love story, a detailed portrayal of the atrocities of Auschwitz, and an intelligent consideration of the kind of behavior-both good and evil-people are capable of. Never before published in English, this book is a vital and enduring document: a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and a warning against the depths we can sink to when prejudice is given power" -- publisher's description.
Subject-Personal Name Wind, E. de.
Subject Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, Dutch.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, German.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Jews.
Index Term-Genre/Form Personal narratives. lcgft.
Added Entry, Personal Name Colmer, David, 1960- translator.
Location 940.53 WIN 31662001633858

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