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Holocaust Stories Reviewed in The Guardian

August 29, 2011 Lee McCoy

In its continuing series “A Brief Survey of the Short Story,” The Guardian discussed last week the work of Polish poet and author Tadeusz Borowski. Borowski was arrested by the Gestapo in 1942, spent two years in Auschwitz as a kapo, “a non-Jewish inmate who works, schemes and exploits to survive amid daily slaughter.”  Borowski was liberated from Dachau in 1945. Though his short stories are few in number (he committed suicide in 1951 at the age of 28), they are frank and graphic.

Borowski’s story “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” is available for free.

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