'The Beautiful Days of My Youth: My Six Months In Auschwitz and Plaszow ', memoirs of Ana Novac, in Malayalam translated by Sathyarajan C. This memoir of the Holocaust is remarkable on at least two counts: the high caliber of its prose, and its extraordinary provenance as a document originally drafted in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. Acerbic and absorbing, the observations here have a rare and chilling potency.
Ana Novac, from a Jewish family in Northern Transylvania, was arrested in May, 1944, when she was almost 15; what she describes in her foreword as a "benign amnesia" has erased her memories of arrival in Auschwitz. Once there, however, she miraculously found a pencil stub and devised writing paper, and began recording her experiences. (Endnotes document other diaries and manuscripts by concentration camp prisoners.) She preserved what remains of her diary by various means: she hid scraps of it in her shoes and those of her friends, and at one point, in the Plaszow work camp, she arranged to have a portion of it smuggled out by a freed Polish prisoner.
Malayalam Title: യൗവനത്തിലെ എന്റെ മോഹനദിനങ്ങൾ
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2013 April
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- Publisher: D C Books
- Category: Malayalam Memoirs
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