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The Resource Eichmann's executioner : a novel, Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler ; translated by Helen MacCormac and Alyson Coombes

Eichmann's executioner : a novel, Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler ; translated by Helen MacCormac and Alyson Coombes

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Eichmann's executioner : a novel
Title
Eichmann's executioner
Title remainder
a novel
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Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler ; translated by Helen MacCormac and Alyson Coombes
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"A gripping and beautifully imagined work of literary fiction that explores history, memory, and the traumatic legacy of the Holocaust, in the English-language debut of a highly acclaimed German writing duo In May 1962, twenty-two men gathered in Jerusalem to decide by lot who would be Eichmann's executioner. These men had guarded the former Nazi SS lieutenant colonel during his imprisonment and trial, and in the absence of trained executioners in Israel it would fall to one of them to end Eichmann's life. Shalom Nagar, the only one among them who had asked not to participate, drew the short straw. In a novel that picks up decades later, Nagar is living on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, haunted by his memory of Eichmann. He remembers watching him day and night, the way he eats, the way he lies in bed, the sound of the cord tensing around Eichmann's neck. But as he tells and re-tells his story to anyone who will listen, he begins to doubt himself, and when one of his friends, Moshe, reveals his own link to Eichmann, Nagar is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed about his past. In the postwar tradition of trauma literature including Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum and Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the highly acclaimed writing team Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler raise provocative and universal questions of how we represent the past, whether we should, and how these representations impinge upon the present"--
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Dehe, Astrid
Dewey number
833/.92
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no index present
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novels
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  • Engstler, Achim
  • MacCormac, Helen
  • Coombes, Alyson
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  • Eichmann, Adolf
  • Eichmann, Adolf
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Executions and executioners
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Executions and executioners
  • Trials
  • Israel
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Eichmann's executioner : a novel, Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler ; translated by Helen MacCormac and Alyson Coombes
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Translated from the German
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn959535548
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781620973011
Lccn
2017008040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Eichmann's executioner : a novel, Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler ; translated by Helen MacCormac and Alyson Coombes
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959535548
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781620973011
Lccn
2017008040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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