Book details: THE ROAD TO RESCUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SCHINDLER'S LIST
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Pemper, Mieczyslaw; Viktoria Hertling; Marie Elisabeth Müller
THE ROAD TO RESCUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SCHINDLER'S LIST
Imprint: New York; Other Press, 2008
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 8vo. XII, 250 pages. 23 cm. First English edition. The memoir of Mietek Pemper; in collaboration with Viktoria Hertling, assisted by Marie Elisabeth Müller; translated by David Dollenmayer. Publishers description: “Mietek Pemper’s compelling and moving memoir tells the true story of how Schindler’s list really came to pass. Pemper was born in 1920 into a lively and cultivated Jewish family for whom everything changed in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland. Evicted from their home, they were forced into the Krakow ghetto and, later, into the nearby camp of Plaszow where Pemper’s knowledge of the German language was put to use by the sadistic camp commandant Amon Goth. Forced to work as Goth’s personal stenographer from March 1943 to September 1944—an exceptional job for a Jewish prisoner—Pemper soon realized that he could use his position as the commandant’s private secretary to familiarize himself with the inner workings of the Nazi bureaucracy and exploit the system to his fellow detainees’ advantage. Once he gained access to classified documents, Pemper was able to pass on secret information for Schindler to compile his famous lists. After the war, Pemper was the key witness of the prosecution in the 1946 trial against Goth and several other SS officers. The Road to Rescue stands as a historically authentic testimony of one man’s unparalleled courage, wit, defiance, and bittersweet victory over the Nazi regime. ” Subjects: Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust - Biography. World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue. Jews - Poland - Kraków - Biography. Concentration camp inmates - Poland - Plaszów - Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Poland - Personal narratives. Schindler, Oskar, 1908-1974. Pemper, Mieczyslaw, 1920-2011. Plaszów (Concentration camp) . Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-99-36), HOLO8, ee2, comhist2. (ja)
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