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Literary Setting Bernice Rubens
In the second book Aaron and Leon Bindel emigrate to Wales, where when Leon declares his intention of marrying a Welsh woman his brother mourns him like one dead. When his mother, too, visiting...
Occupation Barbara Pym
BP worked briefly as a governess at Katowice, Poland, before the worsening political situation necessitated her return to England.
Katowice is close to the future death camp at Auschwitz.
Allen, Orphia Jane. Barbara Pym: Writing a Life. Scarecrow Press.
politics Storm Jameson
In Journey from the North Jameson calls her acceptance of this position one of my more insane blunders
Jameson, Storm. Journey from the North. Harper and Row.
but notes that she could not refuse it, either when it was first offered or later...
politics Pamela Hansford Johnson
Later, in late summer 1967 she visited Auschwitz (at the Polish town of Oswiecim). Once the horror of the place had flooded her (the murdered millions, the gleeful (or indifferent) eyes [that] must have...
Textual Features Bernice Rubens
When asked to write his autobiography for publication, Dreyfus both fears and wishes to break his silence. He begins his story with his terribly ironical christening. His self-discovery runs parallel in the novel with the...
Textual Features Carol Rumens
These poems capture and transmit paradoxes about nationality, geography, violence, loss, the love and the hatred of Otherness. Outside Oswiecim commands, Not the six million, not the holocaust, / not words that mass-produce...
Textual Features Sara Maitland
This genre seems almost impossible in the late twentieth century, but the authors believe that saints today are potentially spiritual resources whose presences through the traces they have left behind in the minds of the...
Textual Features Betty Miller
One of the last reviews she wrote was of the autobiography (published in English with this spelling of his name in 1959) of Rudolph Hoess [Rudolf Hess], commandant of the death camp at Auschwitz...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sybille Bedford
SB also reported on the State of Texas's prosecution of Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964), and that of twenty-two doctors and others who had worked at the Auschwitz prison...
Travel Sybille Bedford
Apart from the obscenity trial of Lawrence 's Lady Chatterley's Lover (which opened in London on 21 October 1960), SB attended the trials at Frankfurt in 1963-5 of personnel from the Auschwitz prison camp (a...
Violence Storm Jameson
In Cracow she watched documentary films on Auschwitz and Majdanek created by Polish filmmakers. In either Cracow or Warsaw she saw photographs, taken by German soldiers themselves, of Nazi street executions, sexual assualt, and other...


14 June 1940: The first convoy of prisoners arrived at...

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14 June 1940

The first convoy of prisoners arrived at the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz . They were Polish men condemned on political grounds; the decision to exterminate Jews was not taken until 20 January 1942.

15 September 1941: Zyklon B gas (Hydrogen Cyanide) was first...

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15 September 1941

Zyklon B gas (Hydrogen Cyanide) was first used to execute prisoners (who at this date were not Jews but Soviet prisoners of war) at Auschwitz.

20 January 1942: At the Wannsee Conference the Nazis decided...

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20 January 1942

At the Wannsee Conference the Nazis decided to implement the Final Solution to the Jewish Problem: extermination camps for mass executions by gassing.

13 July 1942: French, Jewish, stateless, Russian-born novelist...

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13 July 1942

French, Jewish, stateless, Russian-born novelist Irène Némirovsky was seized and taken to the concentration camp at Pithiviers in the Loiret département of France, en route for Auschwitz in Poland.

7 April 1944: Rudolf Vrba and Fred Wetzler escaped from...

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7 April 1944

Rudolf Vrba and Fred Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz in Poland. They headed for Slovakia, where by the end of the month they submitted a report on the Nazi death-camp to the Slovak Judenrat

4 August 1944: The Dutch Jewish family of Otto Frank, including...

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4 August 1944

The Dutch Jewish family of Otto Frank , including fifteen-year old Anne Frank , were betrayed to the Gestapo after more than two years of hiding in their secret annexe above the offices at 263...

27 January 1945: The Nazi death-camp at Auschwitz was liberated...

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27 January 1945

The Nazi death-camp at Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet (that is, Allied) troops. Since 2005 the anniversary has been kept as International Holocaust Memorial Day.

13 December 1945: Auschwitz prison guard Irma Grese, known...

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13 December 1945

Auschwitz prison guard Irma Grese , known as the Blond Angel of Hell, was executed for her brutality to over 18, 000 prisoners.

After March 2006: Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française, an unfinished,...

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After March 2006

Irène Némirovsky 's Suite Française, an unfinished, two-part novel about the Nazi occupation of France in 1941-2, reached print in English translation sixty-four years after composition.


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