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No road leading back : an improbable escape from the Nazis and the tangled way we tell the story of the Holocaust

Heath, Chris2024
Books, Manuscripts
'No Road Leading Back' is the remarkable story of a dozen prisoners who escaped from the pits where more than 70,000 Jews were shot in the Lithuanian forest after the Nazi invasion of Eastern Europe in 1941. Anxious to hide the incriminating evidence of the murders, the S.S. enslaved a group of Jews to exhume every one of the bodies and incinerate them all in a months-long labour - an episode whose specifics are staggering and disturbing, even within the context of the Holocaust. Trapped in almost unimaginable horror, some of the men who were part of this 'burning brigade' put together an audacious escape plan. They dug a tunnel with their bare hands and spoons despite being guarded day and night - an act not just of great bravery and desperation but of extraordinary imagination.
Author:
Heath, Chris, author
Imprint:
London : The Bridge Street Press, 2024.
Collation:
640 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780349136288 (hbk)
Dewey class:
940.53180947930922940.5318
LC class:
DS135.L53
Local class:
940.531940.531809479
Language:
English
BRN:
3944709
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