The Last Survivor - Legacies of Dachau

Author(s): Timothy W. Ryback

World War 2 | History

In The Last Survivor, journalist Timothy Ryback explores the surprising--and often disturbing--ways the citizens of Dachau go about their lives in a city the rest of us associate with gas chambers and mass graves. A grandmother recalls the echo of wooden shoes on cobblestone, the clip-clop of inmates marched from boxcars to barracks under the cover of night. A mother-to-be opts to deliver in a neighboring town, so that her child's birth certificate will not be stamped DACHAU. An "SS baby," now middle-aged, wonders about the father he never knew. And should you visit Dachau, you will meet Martin Zaidenstadt, an 87 year-old who accosts tourists with a first-hand account of the camp before its liberation in 1945. Beautifully written, compassionate, wise, The Last Survivor takes us to a place that bears the mark of Cain--and a people unwilling to be defined by the past, yet painfully unable to forget.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780679758266
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : November 2000
  • : .54 Inches X 5.23 Inches X 7.98 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Timothy W. Ryback
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 208