Judaism.com
Judaism.com
1.800.JUDAISM
Judaism.com Youtube channel
follow us on Pinterest
Need Help?
Search Judaism.com for Jewish gifts, Judaica and Jewish books.

Paper Shoppe

Judaism.com shopping basket
Jewish Artists  |   Jewish Celebration Stores
eMail Sign up
Gift Certificates
Gift Registry

Passover JudaicaPassover WinesPassover Haggadahs
Home
Speak You Also
Share:  Email this page to someone. Share this page on del.icio.us Share this page on Facebook Share this page on MySpace Share this page on Reddit Share this page on Twitter Share this page on Pinterest

Speak You Also


A Survivor's Reckoning


JDC#FormatPriceQty
 
59483Hard$24.00
Add To Cart
Description:
In 1943, sixteen-year-old Paul Steinberg was arrested in Paris and deported to Auschwitz. A chemistry student, Steinberg was assigned to work in the camp's laboratory alongside Primo Levi, who would later immortalize his fellow inmate as Henri, the ultimate survivor, the paradigm of the prisoner who clung to life at the cost of his own humanity. "One seems to glimpse ... a human soul," Levi wrote in If This Is a Man, "but then Henri's sad smile freezes in a cold grimace, and here he is again, intent on his hunt and his struggle; hard and distant, enclosed in armor, the enemy of all, inhumanly cunning and incomprehensible like the serpent in Genesis."

Now, after fifty years, Paul Steinberg speaks for himself. In an unsparing act of self-scrutiny, he traces his passage from artless adolescent to a ruthless creature determined to do anything to live. He describes his strategies of survival: the boxing matches he staged for the camp commanders, the English POWs he exploited, the maneuvers and tactics he applied with cold competence. Ultimately, he confirms Levi's judgment: "No doubt he saw straight," Steinberg writes. "I probably was that creature, prepared to use whatever means I had available. I will never know whether I am entitled to ask for clemency from the jury." But, he asks, "Is it so wrong to survive?"

Brave and rare, this volume is a profound and necessary addition to the body of Holocaust writing: a survivor's reckoning with culpability and survival.

Details:

  • By Paul Steinberg
  • (163 Pages)Publisher: Henery Holt, 2000




Related Items
 move this slider leftmove this slider to the right 
Related Categories

Jewish History:Holocaust:Personal Narrative:Individual
Jewish History:Holocaust:Survivors




Jewish Resources
Red String Video
Instructional Media
Beyond The Book
Judaism.com Info
Contact Judaism.com
About Judaism.com
Shipping Policy
Return Policy
Programs & Extras
Affiliate/Referral Program
Gift Registry
Gift Certificates
Jewish Resources
Order By Phone:
1-800-JUDAISM
(1-800-583-2476)

Questions Or Comments:
[email protected]

Technical Problems:
[email protected]


Copyright © 1995 - 2014 U.S. Judaica, Inc

To find out about Shipping & Handling charges please view our shipping policy.


Judaism.com is the longest established Jewish book, Judaica and Jewish gift store on the Internet. Our catalog is the single most comprehensive catalog of Judaica, Jewish books, CDs, video, software, religious articles and Jewish gifts available.

Jewish Books |  Judaica & Jewish Gifts |  Jewish Wedding |  Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah |  Jewish Children's Store |  Shabbat & Jewish Holidays |  Jewish Jewelry |  Jewish Art |  Kosher Wine |  Paper Goods & Disposable Dishes