by Robert Antelme
translated by Jeffrey Haight and Annie Mahler
Northwestern University Press, 1998
Paper: 978-0-8101-6061-3 | Cloth: 978-0-910395-77-9
Library of Congress Classification D805.G3A7513 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.547243094322

Arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Dachau, Robert Antelme recovered his freedom a year later when François Mitterand, visiting the camp in an official capacity, recognized the dying Antelme and had him spirited to Paris. Antelme's story of his experiences in Germany--his only book--indelibly marked an entire generation, "a work written without hatred, a work of boundless compassion such as that is to be found only in the great Russians."