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The Death's Head Chess Club

by John Donoghue - £7.99  Atlantic Books (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781782393139 | ISBN 10: 1782393137

Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?
 
In 1962, Emil Clément comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clément, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish former inmate of Auschwitz.
 
Whilst there, he was forced to play chess against Nazi guards. If he won, he could save a fellow prisoner's life; if he lost, he would lose his own. Meissner, a soft-spoken priest, was also at Auschwitz. He was the SS Officer who forced The Watchmaker to play...

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