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The M Selmann at the Water Cooler

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A survivor of concentration camps and the Death March, Eli Pfefferkorn looks back on his Holocaust and post-Holocaust experiences to compare patterns of human behavior in extremis with those of ordinary life. What he finds is that the concentration camp Muselmaann, who has lost his hunger for life and is thus shunned by his fellow inmates on the soup line, bears an eerie ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published May 25th 2011 by Academic Studies Press (first published May 1st 2011)
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This unique memoir takes on some devastating questions: How might a child survivor of concentration camps make a life for himself? How do his harrowing experiences shape the adult he becomes? How much of his past should a Holocaust survivor divulge to those who know him? What is the connection between the world of the concentration camp and "normal" life? Pfefferkorn's unsentimental and analytic perspective offer some fascinating answers.
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