Auschwitz and After
ISBN10: 0300070578 ISBN13: 9780300070576 Contributors: Lamont, Rosette C. (Translator); Langer, Lawrence L. (Introduction) Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Feb 27 1997 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In March 1942, French police arrested Charlotte Delbo and her husband, the resistance leader Georges Dudach, as they were preparing to distribute anti-German leaflets in Paris. The French turned them over to the Gestapo, who imprisoned them. Dudach was executed by firing squad in May; Delbo remained in prison until January 1943, when she was deported to Auschwitz and then to Ravensbruck, where she remained until the end of the war. This book - Delbo's vignettes, poems and prose poems of life in the concentration camp and afterwards - is a literary memoir. It is a document by a female resistance leader, a non-Jew and a writer who transforms the experience of the Holocaust into prose.