Slovenian Literature Series
Boris Pahor
Translated by Michael Biggins

Boris Pahor spent the last fourteen months of World War II as a prisoner in the Nazi camps at Belsen, Harzungen, Dachau, and Natzweiler. His fellow prisoners comprised a veritable microcosm of Europe – Italians, French, Russians, Dutch, Poles, Germans. Twenty years later, when he visits a camp in the Vosges Mountains that has been preserved as a historical monument, images of the camps come back to him: corpses being carried to the ovens; emaciated prisoners in wooden clogs and ragged, zebra-stiped clothes, struggling up the steps of a quarry or standing at roll call in the cold rain; the infirmary, reeking of dysentery and death. Necropolis is Pahor’s stirring account of his attempts to provide medical aid to the prisoners in the face of the utter brutality of the camps – and of his coming to terms with the ineradicable guilt he feels, having survived when millions did not.

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Translated by Michael Biggins
Publication: Slovenian Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 200
ISBN-13: 9781564786111
GTIN13: 9781564786111
Publication date: 9/7/2010
Language: eng
List price: $13.95