This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen


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This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Tadeusz Borowski lived and breathed first hand the effects that the Nazi movement had in Europe. Witness to his father unfortunate imprisonment in a camp, the deportation of his mother, and his own experience as a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the deathliest concentration camps, Borowski was inspired to write about the devastating horrors of the holocaust in a way that only those who experienced it could. Acknowledging participation in a crime may have led him –ironically- to his suicide.
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman is a collection of short slices of life in the concentration camps, Auschwitz I and II, narrated by Tadek, the main character. It’s a narrative of a world where...
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.....own survival. In this case, suicide could be considered an auto-judgment and self-punishment but...are they really guilty? I doubt it. Nobody knows how they would react to a situation like this until they are in it, however.
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