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Inventory, the (1995) [Novel]
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A novel that begins with a love story and ends with a dispassionate accounting of the fate of the individuals encountered in between, The Inventory examines the ways in which lives of ordinary citizens become entangled in the vortex of a society where persecution and extermination became daily events. We are introduced to Volker Tilling, a high-school student tortured by the Gestapo because of his vague association with the Young Socialist Workers brigade; Werner Kurzig, a renowned opera singer beaten for suspicion of homosexuality by the SA; little Anna Rossner, whose mental disability sends her trustingly to the camps; and Helga Fiefer, who writes to the Ghetto Administration seeking a good deal on confiscated penknives. Ordinary citizens, sinned against and sinning, are introduced and then disappear for a time in the anonymity of victims and perpetrators, as respectable housewives become informants or saviors, and children become protectors or abusers.

Original title: Die Bestandsaufnahme
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIHolocaust

Edition #1: The Inventory

The Inventory (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Inventory (January 9, 2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 1559705493
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.6 x 1.1
Pages: 294

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