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Ments in this personal account that actually make you stop or a minute before moving on to the next page the Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights fate of his mother the twenty year old girl who at the gates of the gas chamber going to her death pushes three poems into the hands of a zonderkommando poems that will rip through you and the unmitigated acceptance by the child of the inevitability of death as the rule of existence in Auschwitz Andinally there is the realization there aren t any spoilers when referring to Auschwitzof Kulka the adult that he is Secret Baby, Surprise Parents forever bound to Auschwitz that there is no liberationrom the metropolis of death A tough one to review this It s uite an unusual kind of book not uite autobiography not straightforward history either but rather an Auschwitz survivor s reflections on his experience and the impact it s had on him especially on a subconscious level This is interspersed with photographs and other illustrations and the book also Mystify (Mystyx, features three amazing poems written by a youngemale prisoner who remains unknown Prior to reading this I did not know that the camp authorities had kept 5000 prisoners alive under much better conditions than the rest or the purposes of deception The author s dream about Mengele struck me as profound although it s hard to put into words exactly why This is an interesting poetic haunting book I eel a not inconseuential amount of guilt Wild Streak for giving this book two stars given that it is a memoir of a man who lived in Auschwitz as a boy but I couldn t connect with this at all Iound it oddly disjointed detached and was almost like a stream of consciousness style of writing which I don t enjoy I P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, found that Ielt nothing during or after reading this unlike Night Also I eel like he threw a bit of shade on that and other Holocaust memoirs at one point in the book although I may have misinterpreted that I also ound myself getting irrationally irritated at the number of times he used the word immutable Translator really needed to get a thesaurus. One side He has nevertheless remained haunted by specific memories and images thoughts he has been unable to shake off The extraordinary result of this is Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death a uniue and powerful experiment in how one man has tried to understand his past and our history.

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S and could not identify with what this Rafaellos Mistress fellow survivor of Auschwitz experienced I think it is perhaps because he was so young only ten when he arrived in Auschwitz that he remembers things differently Children interpret things differentlyKulka has memories that come unbidden He has dreams about being back in the camps Here he tries to analyse and examine them This book is mostly about his personal experience these thoughts and dreams that come unbidden Apparently there has been some criticism that he did not mention at all closeamily members who were murdered in the camps but that was not the point of this bookThe book also contains three poems These were written by a young Jewish woman of about twenty years of age She was in the ueue to the crematorium when she managed to pass on these papers to one of the workers He then passed them on to Kulka s The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, father They are very profound and deserve a large audience Her name is lostorever She did not include it on her papers and did not tell it to the workerThe writing style did not Rascal flowor me but Another Day of Life for me there are so many profound ideas in this little book that I will be keeping it and most likely will read it again Otto Dov Kulka is an esteemed historian and also himself an Auschwitz survivor In this book Kulka the historian walks through the gates of Auschwitz and awakens the eleven year old child that he was It is Kulka the child inmate who takes us back to his metropolis of death This is a very personal rendition with the historian in the background and the child in theoreground For those who have read Saul Friedlander s Nazi Germany and the Jews throughout the two volumes Friedlander always brings the individual voice of the journal or letter writer as an additional dimension to the history But in Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death the individual story of the child is at the center and Kulka allows us to insert ourselves into the consciousness of the child that he was There are several utterly devastating mo. Rian Otto Dov Kulka was sent What Would You Like? first to the ghetto of Theresienstadt and then to Auschwitz As one of theew survivors he has spent much of his life studying Nazism and the Holocaust but always as a discipline reuiring the greatest dispassion and objectivity with his personal story set to.

Memory not memoir Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, from Kulka a historian of his childhood as a prisoner in Auschwitz succeeds where most memoirsail in its ability to poetically mirror the Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, funhouse reflections of a subjective past into an experience that can be shared Illustrated throughout jumping in time and spacerom Poland to Israel the incomprehensible nature of the Holocaust is not made understandable but visceral without exploitation It is the searching nature of his narrative the uestioning and the uest which is what held me through horrific imagery that is never explicit while retaining an emotional power that sneaks up on the reader through long erudite sentences and dense prose The choice of Landscape in the title isn t arbitrary Friend Foe for these musings areounded in the physical landscapes of Kulka s memories of the woods around Auschwitz its imposing gates the crematoriums the black spots that mark the snow on the train The Longevity Diet from the ghetto to this Metropolis of Death It s a travelogue a Cond Nast of Hell and a moving personal and artistic statement on the inexpressible A bit of an odd book I bought it aew years ago because it was referenced in something else I read The subtitle is descriptive of the book The author was born in Czechoslovakia and as a young Jewish boy deported by the Nazis to Theresienstadt and later to the Grassroots Innovation family camp at Auschwitz Birkenau He survived the war unlike most of hisamily although he was reunited with his atherKulka became a renowned historian His expertise is the history that lead to the Holocaust and he has schooled himself to be impersonal and neutral to the best of his ability For this reason he never actually handled the Holocaust professionally Out of practical reasons he couldn t be neutral when discussing the Holocaust because it has impacted him indelibly Perhaps there is a touch of emotional self preservation too He also never read any of the books that other survivors wrote At some point out of professional politeness he did read one of the book. Otto Dov Kulka's Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death translated by Ralph Mandel and Ina Friedman is a memoir of astounding literary and emotional power exploring the permanent and indelible marks left by the Holocaust and a childhood spent in AuschwitzAs a child the distinguished histo.

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