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The Resource The chosen ones, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson

The chosen ones, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson

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The chosen ones
Title
The chosen ones
Statement of responsibility
Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
The Am Spiegelgrund clinic, in glittering Vienna, masqueraded as a well-intentioned reform school for wayward boys and girls and a home for chronically ill children. The reality, however, was very different: in the wake of Germany's annexation of Austria on the eve of World War II, its doctors, nurses, and teachers created a monstrous parody of the institution's benign-sounding brief. The Nazi regime's euthanasia program would come to determine the fate of many of the clinic's inhabitants.Through the eyes of a child inmate, Adrian Ziegler, and a nurse, Anna Katschenka, Steve Sem-Sandberg, the author of the award-winning The Emperor of Lies, explores the very meaning of survival. An absorbing, emotionally overwhelming novel, rich in incident and character, The Chosen Ones is obliquely illuminated by the author's sharp sense of the absurd. Passionately serious, meticulously researched, and deeply profound, this extraordinary and dramatic novel bears witness to oppression and injustice, and offers invaluable and necessary insight into an intolerable chapter in Austria's past
Member of
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1958-
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Sem-Sandberg, Steve
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
novels
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1942-
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Paterson, Anna
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  • Spiegelgrund (Children's institution)
  • Children
  • Children
  • Euthanasia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vienna (Austria)
Target audience
adult
Label
The chosen ones, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Swedish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057389395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 560 pages
Isbn
9780571288465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)946117985
Label
The chosen ones, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson
Publication
Note
Translated from the Swedish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057389395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 560 pages
Isbn
9780571288465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)946117985

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