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By Goran Rosenberg

ISBN-10: 1590516079

ISBN-13: 9781590516072

This shattering memoir by means of a journalist approximately his father’s try and live to tell the tale the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small commercial city in Sweden received the distinguished August Prize
On August 2, 1947 a tender guy will get off a educate in a small Swedish city to start his lifestyles anew. Having persevered the ghetto of Lodz, the dying camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps and transports through the ultimate months of Nazi Germany, his ultimate problem is to outlive the survival.

In this clever and deeply relocating publication, Göran Rosenberg returns to his personal adolescence to inform the tale of his father: strolling at his part, retaining his hand, attempting to get with regards to him. it's also the tale of the chasm among the area of the kid, permeated by way of the optimism, development, and collective oblivion of postwar Sweden, and the realm of the daddy, darkened by means of the lengthy shadows of the previous.

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Maupoin t ha d improvise d a son g entitled, "Ol d Memories : Lette r fro m a Clermontois in 195 3 to on e o f his Parisian friend s wh o long ag o (1943 ) wa s a refuge e i n th e Auvergne, " which included thi s refrain : In that sad time long ago We bought on e evening A beautiful ha m 3000 francs on the Black Market . . 72 Presumably unable (o r unwilling ) t o cur b his wit entirely, poor Maupoin t was arrested tw o month s late r b y the German s fo r singin g verse s "offen - 22 Choices sive" to the occupation troops .

15 I n th e selectio n o f th e municipal council s an d othe r ne w creations , i n lin e wit h Petain' s ide a o f recognizing certai n "natural " communitie s o f interests , attentio n wa s pai d to th e representatio n o f various socia l categories , suc h a s labor , manage ment, agriculture , an d the professions, as well as to political viewpoint . " 16 I n on e o f hi s firs t instructions concernin g th e appointmen t o f mayor s an d th e replacemen t of municipa l councils , th e ministe r o f th e interior , Marce l Peyrouton , ha d claimed: "I t woul d be to misunderstand the thinking of the Government to select person s exclusivel y from 'th e right,' wh o under th e ol d regim e wer e called 'reactionaries.

106 Late r tha t year , wit h th e whol e operatio n visibl y grindin g to a halt, Vichy' s genera l labo r secretar y (Secretair e Genera l a l a Mai n d'oeuvre) reporte d tha t instea d of the 273,00 0 worker s requeste d tha t year, only 13,00 0 had arrive d in German y as of th e beginnin g of April. 107 Thus, Clermonf s experienc e an d tha t o f the Auvergne mirrored th e situa tion foun d elsewher e in France. Th e Frenc h respons e t o th e force d labo r draft demonstrate d the exten t to which passive and activ e resistance coul d be successful , despit e foreig n occupatio n an d authoritaria n governmen t a t home.

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