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Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp

Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wind, Eddy de

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Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met while volunteering in the Westerbork labour camp. On arrival, they made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work in the medical barracks. In their ne...w life, each day, each hour became a battle for survival. For De Wind, this meant negotiating the volatile guards. For Friedel, it meant avoiding the inevitable fate of Joseph Mengele's medical experiments. Despite all this, love prevailed. Passing notes through the fence, sometimes stealing a brief embrace, Friedel and De Wind made it through. As the last Nazis fled at the end of the war, De Wind hid himself in an abandoned barracks and began to write with furious energy about his experiences at Auschwitz. The result is an extraordinary account of life as a prisoner, a near real-time record of the daily struggle, stress and horror, but also of the flickering moments of joy De Wind and Friedel found in each other. Last Stop Auschwitz is a document of the best and the worst of humanity, a reminder of what we as humans were - and are - capable of. A harrowing and eloquent account of suffering and survival, love and despair, it's a unique and timeless story that reminds us there is hope, even in hell. And it will linger with you long after the final page has been turned.
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ISBN 9780857526847
Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780857526847
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Released 7 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wind, Eddy de
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 940.531853862
Weight 332g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, Dutch, World War, 1939-1945 - Jews, World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, German
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade