The Cap: The Price of a Life
Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, 2007 M12 1 - 384 páginas
A Polish survivor’s “brutal and beautifully written” Holocaust memoir. “The power of his portrayal of one man’s instinct for survival . . . cannot be denied” (The Boston Globe).
The Cap is an unconventional Holocaust memoir that defies all moral judgment and ventures into a soul blackened by the unforgiving cruelty of its surroundings. Roman Frister’s memoir of his life before, during, and after his imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camps sparked enormous controversy and became an international bestseller. With bone-chilling candor, Frister illustrates how the impulse to live unhinges our comfortable notions of morality, blurring the boundary between victim and oppressor and leaving absolutely no room for martyrdom.
By the time Roman Frister was sixteen, he had watched his mother murdered by an SS officer and he had waited for his father to expire, eager to retrieve a hidden half loaf of bread from beneath the dying man’s cot. When confronted with certain death, he placed another inmate in harm’s way to save himself. Frister’s resilience and instinct for self-preservation—developed in the camps—become the source of his life’s successes and failures. Chilling and unsentimental, The Cap is a rare and unadorned self-portrait of a man willing to show all of his scars. Reflected in stark relief are the indelible wounds of all twentieth-century European Jews. An exceptional and groundbreaking testimony, Roman Frister’s “gut-wrenching memoir is a must-read” (Kirkus Reviews).
“Staggering in its honesty . . . Frister’s courage to plumb the ambiguity of his actions . . . leaves the reader awestruck.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing
This is a great holocaust memoir. You get a taste of Roman's life on both sides of the coin. His life before and after and the people that were a part of those times. Then you get the time of his life ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - dichosa - LibraryThing
It is a stark, ragged remembrance of a man's account of surviving WWII, the concentration camps, and his adjustment to life in Communist Poland and later Israel. Written over 40yrs after the events ... Leer comentario completo
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