Paperback 6" x 9" 72 pp
published Augusr 2019
THE AUTHOR of this book
(1907–1944) was perhaps the greatest poet of the Holocaust, a Jewish
Catholic convert who fell victim to a mass murder of Jews perpetrated by the
regular Hungarian Army under standard orders. The crime took place towards
the end of the Second World War when the Allied victory was already obvious.
Some of the poems were
recovered from the grave. Today, the poems are treasured as some of
the most flawless modern additions to their country’s rich poetic heritage.
They have gone some way towards teaching tolerance to new generations in the
treatment of their racial, religious and ethnic minorities.
literary witnesses of the Holocaust whose work has survived, such as Anne
Frank, Éva Láng and András Mezei, were children at the time. Primo Levi and
Paul Celan were very young adults eventually compelled to turn to literature
in order to digest and shout out their
astounded pain and rage at their
incomprehensible humiliation and abuse, for which they had been totally