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Literary roundup: The Auschwitz Volunteer and Best European Fiction
The heroic and little-known story of the only person who voluntarily went to Auschwitz so he could escape and report on what was happening there to the Resistance movement and allies. Also, a conversation and reading with some of the writers from this year’s Best European Fiction.
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Photo - secretly made photo of German roundup (possibly the one where Witold Pilecki was captured on purpose to be brought to Auschwitz) likely by Polish resistance member.

Literary roundup: The Auschwitz Volunteer and Best European Fiction

The heroic and little-known story of the only person who voluntarily went to Auschwitz so he could escape and report on what was happening there to the Resistance movement and allies. Also, a conversation and reading with some of the writers from this year’s Best European Fiction.

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Photo - secretly made photo of German roundup (possibly the one where Witold Pilecki was captured on purpose to be brought to Auschwitz) likely by Polish resistance member.

Best European Fiction 2012 – Part II – novels in miniature

The two stories in BEF 2012 that stood out the most for me were Czech writer Jiří Kratochvil’s “I Loshad’” and “The Sorrows of Idiot Augustus” by Polish writer Janusz Rudnicki.

Continue Reading Part II on Jiří Kratochvil’s “I Loshad’”