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    Journey through Darkness: Monowitz, Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald (Library of Holocaust Testimonies (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Willy Berler, Preface by Simon Wiesenthal

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    DescriptionThe story of Willy Berler's 'Journey through Darkness' opens with the attack on the 20th Belgian convoy from Mechelen to Auschwitz, an extraordinary act of resistance. His tale then relates the arrival at Monowitz, his fortuitous transfer to the main camp of Auschwitz, and the story of his friend's $100 which ultimately saved both their lives in Buchenwald. It tells of the executions at the Black Wall, which Willy Berler was forced to watch, and of the special commando of the SS Hygiene Institute of Rajsko, which has been relatively undocumented. Finally, it describes the death march, and Willy Berler's chance meeting with an SS murderer from his hometown, who spoke better Yiddish than he did. The book does not simply describe the horror: the story is also a tale of solidarity and friendship, of humanity in a dehumanized universe. Friends, chance, and especially good luck saved him in that hell, allowing him to survive.


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    Title
    Journey through Darkness
    Subtitle
    Monowitz, Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Willy Berler, Preface by Simon Wiesenthal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780853034698
    ISBN 10: 0853034699
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBTZ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    DC22: 940.5318092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: SOC049000, HIS043000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 940.53/185, 940.53185
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D804.196
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: D805.5.A96 B4713 2004
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, map, plans, portraits, bibliography
    Publisher
    Vallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Vallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Ilford