Books by Dieter Schlesak

THE DRUGGIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Dieter Schlesak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"Difficult to stomach in its encyclopedic panoply of horror, but effective in its visceral recall of a present not so far removed from this waking nightmare."
An exhaustive, dialogic novel of Auschwitz, centering on the role and trial for war crimes of the real-life Victor Capesius, a pharmaceutical-company representative who became SS pharmacist and, despite friendships with Jews and being himself half Jewish, selected victims for the gas chamber and profited from their gold. Read full book review >