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The Story of 'Hernan der Norweger' Auschwitz Prisoner #79235

As told by Herman Sachnowitz to Arnold Jacoby

Translated by Thor Hall

This book is an English translation of the Norwegian memoirs of Herman Sachnowitz of Larvik, Norway, Auschwitz prisoner #79235. Out of the 780 Norwegian Jews imprisoned in Auschwitz, only 9, including Sachnowitz, returned home alive. The book chronicles Hernan's two years as a slave-worker at Bunna Werke and as a member-first-chair trumpet of the Buna camp orchestra. It is a gripping story that takes the reader right to the heart of the death-camp experience. The fear, the deprivation, the degradation that finally threatened to destroy the prisoner's will to live is described with agonizing realism. « less more »
University Press of America
Pages: 288Size: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
978-0-7618-2298-1 • Paperback • July 2002 • $72.99 • (£49.95)
Thor Hall retired from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1994 with the title Le Roy A. Martin Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus. He is the author of a dozen books, the editor of several more, and the translator of a number of Scandinavian theological and secular works. His books include: A Theology of Christian Devotion, A Framework for Faith, Whatever Happened to the Gospel, The Future Shape of Preaching, Systematic Theology Today, and The Evolution of Christology.
Chapter 1 Translator's Introduction
Chapter 2 Author's Introit
Chapter 3 October- November 1942
Chapter 4 November- December 1942
Chapter 5 December 1942
Chapter 6 December 1942- February 1943
Chapter 7 March- April 1943
Chapter 8 April- May 1943
Chapter 9 August 1943
Chapter 10 Fall 1943
Chapter 11 Winter 1943- 1944
Chapter 12 March- August 1944
Chapter 13 Summer 1944
Chapter 14 Fall 1944
Chapter 15 October- November 1944
Chapter 16 December 1944- January 1945
Chapter 17 January- February 1945
Chapter 18 March 1945
Chapter 19 April 1945
Chapter 20 April- May 1945