The Commandant of Lubizec
Autorius : Patrick Hicks
Leidimo metai: 2022
Leidėjas: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
Puslapių skaičius: 260
Leidinio kalba: Anglų
Formatas: Minkšti viršeliai
The Commandant of Lubizec is a harrowing account of a death camp that never actually existed but easily could have in the Nazi state. It is a sensitive, accurate retelling of a place that went about the business of genocide. Told as a historical account in a documentary style, it explores the atmosphere of a death camp. It describes what it was like to watch the trains roll in, and it probes into the mind of its commandant, Hans-Peter Guth. This is not only an unflinching portrayal of the machinery of the gas chambers, it is also the story of how prisoners burned the camp to the ground and fled into the woods. It is a story of rebellion and survival. It is a story of life amid death.
With a strong eye towards the history of the Holocaust, The Commandant of Lubizec compels us to look at these extermination centers anew. It asks that we look again at “Operation Reinhard”. It brings voice to the silenced. It demands that we bear witness.