Una Mujer en Birkenau

TitleUna Mujer en Birkenau
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSzmaglewska, Seweryna
Series EditorSonnenberg, Katarzyna Olszewska, and Sergio Trigán
Number of Pages405
PublisherAlba
City, CountryBarcelona, Spain
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In 1942, Seweryna Szmaglewska, a member of the Polish resistance, was arrested and taken to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp at the age of 22 years. She was held until January 1945, when she managed to escape during the evacuation dictated by the Germans. On July 18 of that same year, A Woman in Birkenau concluded, which would be published a few weeks later, becoming the first testimony of a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp. The historical relevance of this text is, therefore, incomparable. Its immediacy and documentary value led Szmaglewska to testify in the Nüremberg trials. Translated into more than twenty languages, his place within the literary genre he created is also unique, aspiring to recreate a collective experience but with minimal insistence on individuality. (Publisher)

Translated TitleA Woman in Birkenau
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