A Brief Stop On the Road From Auschwitz

This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father s attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August PrizeOn August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz Birkenau, the slave camps and transports durThis shattering memoir by a journalist about his father s attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August PrizeOn August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz Birkenau, the slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival In this intelligent and deeply moving book, G ran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood to tell the story of his father walking at his side, holding his hand, trying to get close to him It is also the story of the chasm between the world of the child, permeated by the optimism, progress, and collective oblivion of postwar Sweden, and the world of the father, darkened by the long shadows of the past.
A Brief Stop On the Road From Auschwitz This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father s attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August PrizeOn August a young m

  • Title: A Brief Stop On the Road From Auschwitz
  • Author: Göran Rosenberg Sara Death
  • ISBN: 9781590516072
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I read “A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz” immediately following “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, so I thought I was prepared for another story about the horrors of World War II. This book, though……it is incredibly powerful. When I read the last three sentences, the little hairs stood up on the back of my neck. I had goosebumps all over my body. I was transformed. I did not see the end of this book coming, but I should have. I should have.This book is a memoir; a son recons [...]

    2. ”A short stop on the road from Auschwitz”, in English.Rosenberg claims that there are many stories about how people ended up in the concentration camps, all more or less resembling each other. There are less stories about the way out, and every way out is a unique story. What happens when confronted with the real world again? What thoughts and emotions are going to form the new life? And what happens when the bridge to the past is being forgotten by the world?Rosenberg's parents survived the [...]

    3. I am not going to claim any wide knowledge of books written on the subject of the Jewish holocaust and the horrors perpetrated by the Nazi machine during WWII, but I should imagine that Goran Rosenberg's 'A Brief Stop On The Road From Auschwitz' is a unique work in this genre.First published in Sweden in 2012 and translated into English two years later, here is a tragic family memoir that affirms that there was nothing final about the final solution, but that for many of the survivors and their [...]

    4. This is a haunting exploration of the Auschwitz legacy — how it crushes long after the gas chambers are shut down. In "A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz," Swedish author Goran Rosenberg masterfully retraces the struggle of his father to rebuild a completely shattered life after surviving Nazi slave labor and death camps, including the infamous Auschwitz. Goran Rosenberg has wrought, from the second-generation perspective, a book that overwhelms.This book has a power that is reminiscent o [...]

    5. Ett kort uppehåll på vägen från Auschwitz kan mycket väl vara unik då den på många sätt, förstås, visar på det hemska med Auschwitz, men den visar på hur en traumatisk upplevelse gnager och skaver inne i en människa för att till slut förstöra dennes liv. Rosenberg visar hur Auschwitz kan vara plågande likt tortyr, men också hur förintelsen är en cancer som kan ta år och decennier innan den dödar en människa inifrån, även om nu orsaken till döden var extern.Rosenberg f [...]

    6. I very nearly stopped reading this, the narrative voice was very awkward and distracted a great deal from the story. I pressed on only due to my interest in the subject matter. Sadly, the author's attempt to distance himself from the (very personal) story of his father's post-Auschwitz life and to tell the story from a purely objective standpoint made his story so dispassionate that it was nearly impossible for me to care or invest any of my own emotions into what I think could have been a power [...]

    7. Jag blir alltid så känslomässigt berörd av allt som rör förintelsen. Och jag fasar när jag tänker på vad vi människor är kapabla At utsätta varandra för. Göran Rosenberg har fångat så mycket i sin bok att jag kommer att återvända till den igen, och jag rekommenderar ALLA att läsa den. Tänk också på att någonstans pågår alltid dess hemskheter fortfarande! Reagera!!

    8. A look at Auschwitz survivors from the vantage point of their child. I often find it difficult to adjust to the cadence of books by foreign authors, and this one started out pretty muddled for me, but it settled down finally and told the story. It is written by the son of two fortunate Auschwitz survivors. They had been forced by the Nazis into a ghetto in Lodz, Poland. There they lived under Nazi rule, with a Jewish mayor who bargained with the Nazis to spare lives, but who ultimately had no ch [...]

    9. A very weak 3 stars. Mycket svag treaSom jag redan konstaterat är facklitteratur svårrecenserad. Det här är en slags biografi över Rosenbergs far (och mor) som båda överlevde Auschwitz II (Birkenau), och deras osannolika historia. Boken är läsvärd som ett dokument över Förintelsen, som aldrig får glömmas. Men Rosenbergs skrivteknik är förvillande. Boken är skriven i andra person – du-form – riktad mot Rosenbergs far, David. Ett ovanligt och svårmanövrerat grepp, men här l [...]

    10. I won this book as a First Reads Give-away. Goran Rosenberg beautifully and poignantly wrote of his mother's and father's journey from Auschwitz. While some of the story showed their journey to the Nazi concentration camp and their lives, as well as other lives, in Auschwitz, Mr. Rosenberg took us on an expedition through the seldom told recovery of life after Auschwitz. Goran himself is a legacy of life after such extreme death and depravity. His parents triumphed by the mere fact that they mov [...]

    11. No words can describe how touched I was by this loving memoir of a father, a survival of the horrors of Auschwitz trying to build a new life in Sweden, haunted by "the shadows" (as Rosenberg calls it) of his past. But how to build a future when there is literally no past (home, family, history) left to call your own to build upon? "I believe that homelessness is an underestimated hell for people like you. Homelessness and the confusion of languages. One is linked to the other. Being at home is t [...]

    12. Jag gillade denna bok, den visar hur samhället inte var redo att ta emot utlänningar.Och känslan att börja ett nytt liv i ett nytt land, med inget nätverk, hemska upplevelser i bagaget och själva överlevnaden ger inte den själsliga näringen i längden. Något som man kan glömma när man tänker på krigsoffer. Alla människor har drömmar och vill uppnå något. Även krigsoffer.Saknade dock kritiken på svenskt samhälle/politiken. Men denna bok bör läsas som en roman. En bra sådan [...]

    13. This is a tragic, sad, beautiful book. As soon as it is available in English, German or another language accessible to my non-Swedish-speaking friends, I highly recommend that you read it. My Swedish-speaking friends can read it now! The title in English, roughly (my translation) "A brief stop on the way from Auschwitz".

    14. Bijzonder indrukwekkend boek, vooral ook door de stijl. Het spel met woorden door overheden is akelig: vluchtelingen, transmigranten, repatrianten, ontheemden of statelozen. Uiteindelijk kan zijn vader de stap van overleven naar voortleven niet zetten.

    15. I have to admit I found this very difficult. In my opinion, it was turgid and ultimately frustrating. I lost interest in what was likely a compelling story because of my flagging energy to discover wherever it was the author was going. Not fair to rate it, as I could not finish it.

    16. This book is a rather unique work in this genre - however it failed to keep my interest as the story rambles on and jumps from subject to subject, more often than not becoming very not emotional, even almost technical at times, considering the topic it covers.

    17. The author takes on the role as a detective and follows in his father's footsteps from Auschwitz to a Swedish idyll using a thorough research that reveals a dark history. Very touching and gripping.

    18. Goran Rosenberg takes you on his father's journey from the ghetto in Lodz to Auschwitz to the slave factories and finally to his "brief stop" in Sweden. It isn't until the final pages that I understand that this memoir is Mr. Rosenberg's endeavor to understand his father's life as a Survivor."You haven't fled, you haven't migrated, so you're not refugees or immigrants." "There is no ready made category for you." In a sense you are "ship wrecked".Many things stand out for me in this book. In the [...]

    19. Jag citerar Mikael van Reis i Svd: " denna energiskt spårsökande och noggrant sammanfogade bok som är som hybriden av roman och resa, barndomsskildring och kärleksberättelse - och som framför allt är en sorgesam undersökning." - Vad än Augustjuryn påstår så är detta sakprosa och inte skönlitteratur. Berättelsen är frustrerande i sin sammansättning och ofullkomlighet och just detta bidrar till att författarens sorg blir så tydlig utan att direkt uttalas. Jag läste bara börja [...]

    20. "d no one yet knows that whole family trees can be chopped down and whole worlds liquidated." I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I've never read a book about the Holocaust that goes into the aftermath for the survivors, and that was eye opening. So many numbers were thrown out in this book, almost nonchalantly, and I had to go back and reread them to let them really sink in. His journey was incredible and sad. That being said, I don't like how the story was narrated. It skipped around a lo [...]

    21. Such a sad story, sometimes I had to put it down but immediately picked it back up because the writing was enthralling. An unusual style for a memoir, it worked because of the enormity of the subject: the author's father and his trajectory to and from Auschwitz. In particular, the writing resonated with me because my parents are also holocaust survivors.

    22. Gazing off towards the horizon, on the road from Auschwitz, what can one possibly see? What is the destination when all that was, and is, is now but an ashen shroud? These are the questions that the Swedish journalist, Goran Rosenberg, attempts to answer in his poignant book, recently translated into English and released in the US. The book is billed as a memoir of a child trying to understand his reticent father's journey from Lodz to Auschwitz to Sweden, but it is also a journalistic investiga [...]

    23. This is a well written memoir. As you start it, the book seems disjointed but you realize the writing style matches the life. Goran tells the story of his father's attempt to rebuild his life after surviving Nazi Germany's Jewish ghettos and concentration camps. He tells how his family grows in some ways but the limits they face in others. It's interesting to see how the author relates to his father and his attempts to trace the path his father traveled in his life. The book is sober and covers [...]

    24. En fantastisk uppväxtskildring. Rosenberg skriver om sin far och drivs av viljan att förstå sin bortgångne far och dennes väg från Łódź, via förintelselägren, till Södertälje. Mycket läsvärd.

    25. Beautifully written, agonisingly poignant, utterly crushing. The true story of a struggle of a man, written by his son, to return to a normal life after the brutality of Auschwitz and Lodz.

    26. As the name of the title suggests A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz for so many Jews entering the infamous Nazi death camp there would be no road leading away the gas chambers, it would only be that death would be waiting for them when they entered the gates of Auschwitz.Rosenberg the son of two Polish Jews that survived the hell that was Auschwitz and here is a deeply moving account written as a memoir of David his father and this is his story of survival and his road from Auschwitz and t [...]

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