Author: Maria Àngels Anglada
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Synopsis from GoodReads:
At the concentration camp of Auschwitz, the conditions are infrahuman and abuses, punishments and deaths are common occurences among prisoners such as Daniel, a Jewish lute maker from Kraków, who manages to survive the living hell working as a carpenter. Until one day the camp commander, a classical music lover, discovers the prisoner's skills and decides to put him to the test: he will have to make a violin that sounds to perfection. Daniel starts work straight away without the slightest idea of what his punishment will be if he doesn't succeed.
First written in 1994 in Catalan, published again with success in 2008, A Violion of Auschwitz is a short masterpiece, a touching story that, like the international best-selling book, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, talks about dignity and one person's resistance in the face of the most terrible adversity.
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