A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother's Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade

Awards:   Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Biography) 2015
Author:   Barbara Rylko-Bauer
Publisher:   University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN:  

9780806151915


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   30 June 2015
Format:   Paperback
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A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother's Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade


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  • Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Biography) 2015

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Author:   Barbara Rylko-Bauer
Publisher:   University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint:   University of Oklahoma Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.635kg
ISBN:  

9780806151915


ISBN 10:   0806151919
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   30 June 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Compelling. Riveting. Exquisite. Barbara Rylko-Bauer brings an anthropologist s mind, eye, heart, and ear to the untold story of a young Polish physician ensnared as subject and accessory to the Nazi project of slave labor and mass murder. In no uncertain terms, A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps reaffirms the dignity of survival, resilience, and solidarity in the face of human suffering. The book sets a high bar for the new genre of intimate ethnography. Gelya Frank, author of Venus on Wheels: Two Decades of Dialogue on Disability, Biography, and Being Female in America Barbara Rylko-Bauer is a patient and painstaking documentarian and a superb writer with a knack for revealing how forces and events beyond the control or the ready understanding of her protagonists came to affect even their most intimate thoughts and daily lives, and to shape their recollections. Through a mother and daughter s incandescent collaboration, the rough stone of memory is tumbled and polished, emerging as a fiery gem. Paul Farmer, author of Haiti after the Earthquake and To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation A necessary and important book about a time period already well described but not from this point of view. Rylko-Bauer adds a poignant and often moving annex to Holocaust literature without centering her narrative on that cataclysm. Her mother s story, while only a sliver of it, encompasses enough horror to give meaning to the much more pervasive devastation of the Jewish community. Gretchen Schafft, author of From Racism to Genocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich


A necessary and important book about a time period already well described but not from this point of view. Rylko-Bauer adds a poignant and often moving annex to Holocaust literature without centering her narrative on that cataclysm. Her mother s story, while only a sliver of it, encompasses enough horror to give meaning to the much more pervasive devastation of the Jewish community. Gretchen Schafft, author of From Racism to Genocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich


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Barbara Rylko-Bauer holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University. She has published several books, and her articles have appeared in American Ethnologist, American Anthropologist, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

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