The Muselmann at the Water Cooler
0 Ungluers have Faved this Work
Login to Fave
"A survivor of concentration camps and the Death March, Eli Pfefferkorn looks back on his Holocaust and post-Holocaust experiences to compare patterns of human behavior in extremis with those of ordinary life. What he finds is that the concentration camp Muselmann, who has lost his hunger for life and is thus shunned by his fellow inmates on the soup line, bears an eerie resemblance to an officeemployee who has fallen from grace and whose coworkers avoid spending time with him at the water cooler. Though the circumstances are unfathomably far apart, the human response to their situations is triggered by self-preservation rather than by calculated evil. By juxtaposing these two separate worlds, Pfefferkorn demonstrates that ultimately the human condition has not changed significantly since Cain slew Abel and the Athenians sentenced Socrates."
This book is included in DOAB.
Why read this book? Have your say.
You must be logged in to comment.
Rights InformationAre you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an Unglue.it rights holder.
This work has been downloaded 16 times via unglue.it ebook links.
- 4 - mobi (CC BY-NC) at Unglue.it.
- 2 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at Unglue.it.
- 5 - epub (CC BY-NC) at Unglue.it.
- 0 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at OAPEN Library.
- 5 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at OAPEN Library.
- !bisac BIO026000
Copy/paste this into your site: