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At the mind"s limits contemplations by a survivor on Auschwitz and its realities by Jean AmГ©ry

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Jews -- Identity.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJean Améry ; translated by Sidney Rosenfeld and Stella P. Rosenfeld.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD804.3 .A4913 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 111 p. ;
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2839601M
ISBN 100805207619
LC Control Number84001412

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