This Has Happened

Author:

Piera Sonnino

,

Ann Goldstein

Publisher:

Palgrave Macmillan

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

9780230613997

ISBN-10 0230613993
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 23 X 17.8 X 1.8
Weight (grms) 202

Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered in Italy and never before published in English, this poignant and extraordinarily well-written account is strikingly accurate in bringing to life the methodical and relentless erosion of the freedoms and human dignity of the Italian Jews, from Mussolini's racial laws of 1938 to the institutionalized horror of Auschwitz. Through Sonnino's words, memory has the power to disarm these unspeakable evils.

Piera Sonnino

Piera Sonnino was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. She was later transferred to Bergen-Belsen and Braunschweig. The sole survivor of a family of eight, she returned to Italy in 1950. She died in 1999.

Ann Goldstein

Ann Goldstein is an editor at the New Yorker. She has translated works by Roberto Calasso, Alessandro Baricco, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Aldo Buzzi. The recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award, she is the editor of the forthcoming collected works of Primo Levi. She lives in New York.
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