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Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death

Reflections on Memory and Imagination

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674072893

Publication Date: 03/19/2013


144 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

48 halftones

Belknap Press

Not for sale in the UK, Commonwealth, Europe, and the Indian Subcontinent

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death
    • 1. A Prologue that Could Also Be an Epilogue
    • 2. Between Theresienstadt and Auschwitz
    • 3. Final Liquidation of the ‘Family Camp’
    • 4. Autumn 1944: Auschwitz—Ghostly Metropolis
    • 5. Observations and Perplexities about Scenes in the Memory
    • 6. Three Poems from the Brink of the Gas Chambers
    • 7. Journey to the Satellite City of the Metropolis of Death
    • 8. Landscapes of a Private Mythology
    • 9. Rivers which Cannot Be Crossed and the ‘Gate of the Law’
    • 10. In Search of History and Memory
  • Three Chapters from the Diaries
    • 11. Dream: Jewish Prague and the Great Death
    • 12. Doctor Mengele Frozen in Time
    • 13. God’s Grieving
  • Appendix: Ghetto in an Annihilation Camp: Jewish Social History in the Holocaust Period and its Ultimate Limits
  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes

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