This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Published in Poland after World War II, this collection of concentration camp stories shows atrocious crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a daily routine. Prisoners eat, work, sleep, and fall in love a few yards from where other prisoners are systematically slaughtered. The will to survive overrides compassion, and the line between the normal and the abnormal wavers, then vanishes. Borowski, a concentration camp victim himself, understood what human beings will do to endure the unendurable. Together, these stories constitute not only a masterpiece of Polish - and world - literature but stand as cruel testimony to the level of inhumanity of which man is capable.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - steadfastreader - LibraryThing
This book is simply amazing. As Monty Python might say, "...and now for something completely different..." I've read much literature written out of the Nazi concentration camps. It's all dreadful ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kristelh - LibraryThing
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski Translated by Barbara Vedder selected and translated by Barbara Vedder Published 1959 rating: ★★★★ Pages: 180. These are short ... Read full review