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A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

by Göran Rosenberg - £9.99  Granta Books (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781783781300 | ISBN 10: 1783781300

On the 2nd of August 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town. He has survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and the harrowing slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany. Now he has to learn to live with his memories.
 
In this intelligent and deeply moving book, Göran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood in order to tell his father's story. It is also the story of the chasm that soon opens between the world of the child, suffused with the optimism, progress and collective oblivion of post-war Sweden, and the world of the father, haunted by the long shadows of the past.

(Price & availability last checked: November 2015)

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