Jehuda Bacon, Manfred Lütz: "As Long as We Live We Have to Decide". Gütersloher Verlagshaus (Hardcover, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100)

"As Long as We Live We Have to Decide"

Life after Auschwitz

Original Title: "Solange wir leben, müssen wir uns entscheiden."

Hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-579-07089-6
€ 16.99 [D] | € 17.50 [A] | CHF 23.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

Date of publication: September 26, 2016
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Rights sold to: Czech Republic (Mlada Fronta)

English sample translation available

Jehuda  Bacon, Manfred  Lütz - "As Long as We Live We Have to Decide"


The impressive testimony of a great humanist

"When I was liberated I was fifteen years old but had the experience of an eighty-year-old." Jehuda Bacon is one of the last Auschwitz survivors and what he has to say is incredible. The famous artist, whose drawings were used as evidence in the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, sees his Auschwitz experience as the starting point for a message of humanity: there is meaning even in the greatest suffering. For in every person, even in the worst possible kind, there is a spark of God.

While talking to the theologian and psychiatrist Manfred Lütz, Jehuda Bacon for the first time recalls in detail what he went through in the Auschwitz concentration camp and the lessons he learned there. This book is an opportunity to read an existential dialogue between a German theologian and a Jewish artist who as a result of the trauma became a humanist and who was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for his involvement in German-Israeli reconciliation and the German-Jewish dialogue.

“A conversation that ... is even more unsettling than the famous testimonies we are familiar with from Imre Kertész, Primo Levi, and others.”

Die Zeit


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