Smoke Over Birkenau

TitleSmoke Over Birkenau
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1947
AuthorsSzmaglewska, Seweryna
Number of Pages386
PublisherHenry Holt and Co.
CityNew York
Abstract

Arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 for involvement in the resistance, the author spent three years in Birkenau. Severyna Szmaglewska (1916-1992) began writing this book immediately after escaping from an evacuation transport in January 1945, and it is the first account of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and an eloquent and important analysis of the individual experience of modern war. It was ready for print before the end of 1945, after several months of feverish work. In February 1946 the International Tribunal in Nuremberg included it in the material making up the charges against the Nazi perpetrators, and called upon the author to give testimony. [Publisher]

Original PublicationDymy nad Birkenau
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