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Írások a Háborúról - Az Õreg Tanító (War Reports - The Old Teacher)

Groszman, Vaszilij (Vasily Semyonovich Grossman); László Gyáros (Translated by)

Published by Szikra, NP, 1944
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Octavo. 110, [2]pp. Original illustrated wrappers. The first part of this striking work is Grossman's eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Stalingrad as reported as a war correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. The last 27 pages of the book contain the text of Grossman's "The Old Teacher," a skillfully layered story about Rosenthal, an elderly Jew living in a Nazi-occupied town. Rosenthal, watches as the residents of his apartment building turn on one another. Yet he's also witness to surprising, redemptive acts of compassion. As the story shifts its point of view, the town's commandant and Gestapo chief prepare to eliminate the local Jews, fearing, in a bit of grim irony, that mass murder will impose a "nervous strain" on their men. Originally published in 1943, this work is one of the earliest literary accounts of the genocide committed by the Nazis in the USSR. Wrappers and pages moderately age-toned throughout. Text in Hungarian. Wrappers and interior in overall good condition. * Vasily Semyonovich Grossman (1905-1964) was a Soviet writer and journalist. Grossman trained as an engineer and worked in the Donets Basin, but changed career in the 1930s and published short stories and several novels. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he became a war correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, writing firsthand accounts of the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin. Grossman's eyewitness accounts of conditions in a Nazi extermination camp, following the liberation of Treblinka, were among the earliest. Bookseller Inventory # 37296

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Title: Írások a Háborúról - Az Őreg Tanító (War ...

Publisher: Szikra, NP

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Hungarian edition.

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