Schlesak, Dieter, 1934-

The druggist of Auschwitz : a documentary novel / Dieter Schlesak ; translated from the German by John Hargraves. - 1st American ed. - New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. - 374 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Translation of: Capesius, der Auschwitzapotheker.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374).

The eyewitness -- The Auschwitz dispensary -- The German obsession with racial "purity" and the German language as a cure -- It was just love of order and sense of duty -- Love in the death camp -- My God, science! -- Mussulmen, the undead of Auschwitz, and the suspension of time -- The Sonderkommando uprising -- The end.

"A harrowing novel about surviving in Auschwitz and the nature of evil"--Provided by publisher.

9780374144067 (hbk.) : $27.00 0374144060 (hbk.)


Capesius, Victor, 1907- --Fiction.

Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Officials and employees--Fiction.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel --Fiction.

Concentration camp inmates--Poland--Oświęcim--Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Poland--Oświęcim--Fiction.

PT2680.L43 / C3713 2011