( [KINDLE] Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death ) author Otto Dov Kulka – doctorio.us

I personally feel that many other BOOKS ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST AND EXPERIENCES about the holocaust and experiences Auschwitz will be very different from this one though I have not read much on the subject However judging from this one though I have not read much on the subject However judging from I have read this book is organized in a very intentional mannerIn the first section the author recounts the main parts of the book remaining objective in his subjectivity and does his best to portray truthThe following section of his diary entries showed a vulnerable side and is subjectiveAnd the last section in the appendix an academically written paperThe language throughout the book was careful and the author is trying to tell the truth as much as possible to THE READER AS WELL AS TO reader as well as to to terms with something about his pastBeautifully written A tough one to review this It s uite an unusual kind of book not uite autobiography not straightforward history either but rather an Auschwitz survivor s reflections on his experience and the impact it s had on him especially on a subconscious level This is interspersed with photographs and other illustrations and the book also features three amazing poems written by a young female. Otto Dov Kulka's Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death translated by Ralph Mandel and Ina Friedman is a memoir of astounding literary and emotional power exploring the permanent and indelible marks left by the Holocaust and a childhood spent in AuschwitzAs a child the distinguished histo. Landscapes of the Metropolis of DeathPrisoner who remains unknown Prior to reading this I did not know that the camp authorities had kept 5000 prisoners alive under that the camp authorities had kept 5000 prisoners alive under better I did not know that the camp authorities had kept 5000 prisoners alive under much better than the rest for the purposes of deception The author s dream about struck me as profound although it s hard to into words exactly why This is an interesting poetic haunting book Prometheus in Hades silence and desolation from horizon to horizon Otto Dov Kulka Czechoslovakian Jew Holocaust survivor eminent Israeli historian and memoirist of the cataclysm writes slowly sparingly and movingly of a return visit to Auchwitz and the childhood memories he has been unable to shake off over a long long lifeIt s a risk that in a book so rich and deep that image layers upon image horror upon horror until the reader is overwhelmed Yet the author remains in control dealing the vignettes with a masterly hand You think enough has been written about the extermination of six million people that Anne Frank s diary is sufficient memorial or that we all know enough about Hitler s perverted ideas Given the rise of Holocaust denial the far right and a eneration of young people. Rian Otto Dov Kulka was sent first to the The Oracles Golem (The Oracle ghetto of Theresienstadt and then to Auschwitz As one of the few survivors he has spent much of his life studying Nazism and the Holocaust but always as a discipline reuiring thereatest dispassion and objectivity with his personal story set to. For whom the Third Reich is as real or unreal as the Spanish Inuisition or the Transatlantic slave trade think again Probably the most striking and emotive story is not Kulka s it s the three poems written by a young Czech Jewish woman of 20 and handed to an orderly in the form of a sheaf of papers as she was frogmarched into the Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations gas chamber Extraordinary and profoundly touching that these fragile artefacts just a few thin sheets of wartime economy paper could survive when millions perished We The Dead Accuse Alien Grave and I Would Sooner Perish stand elouent though inadeuate testimony to the terrors of a worldone completely mad Hashem yikom dam to the terrors of a world one completely mad Hashem yikom dam God shall avenge the blood of the innocents In Kulka He may just have found His avenging angel Memory not memoir from Kulka a historian of his childhood as a prisoner in Auschwitz succeeds where most memoirs fail in its ability to poetically mirror the funhouse reflections of a subjective past into an experience that can be shared Illustrated throughout jumping in time and space from Poland to Israel the incomprehensible nature of the Holocaust is not made understanda. One side He has nevertheless remained haunted by specific memories and images thoughts he has been unable to shake off The extraordinary result of this is Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death a uniue and powerful experiment in how one man has tried to understand his past and our history. .

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