Lebensborn la fabrique des enfants parfaits
Erwin, Gisèle, Walter, Christiane ont aujourd’hui près de 70 ans. Ces Français, marqués à jamais par le sceau de leur étrange origine, sont nés dans une maternité SS. Leur secret renvoie à l’un des projets nazis les plus terrifiants entrepris entre 1935 et 1945 : créer une « race supérieure », future élite du IIIe Reich. Ce livre raconte la création de nurseries spéciales, les Lebensborn, par la SS. Les deux parents étaient sélectionnés selon leur « pureté raciale aryenne » : grands, blonds, les yeux bleus. les nourrissons pouvaient y être abandonnés, puis adoptés par des familles modèles. Leur véritable identité était alors falsifiée. Ces enfants devenus adultes dévoilent pour la première fois leur histoire, depuis leur naissance dans un établissement du Lebensborn jusqu’à la maison-mère de l’organisation, ainsi que leur quête vertigineuse pour retrouver, des décennies plus tard, la trace de leurs parents. Une enquête inédite qui met au jour une part sombre de l’histoire de France.
The Nazi and the Barber
-Berlin was still a heap of ruins. ... One day they would rebuild the city again. I could see the day coming. And the rest of Germany, too. Yes. They would rebuild everything again. All Germany. And then ... yes ... perhaps they will bring back the FUhrer from heaven.- The Nazi and The Barber is the famous story about the Nazi mass-murderer Max Schulz who after the war hides himself by assuming a Jewish identity. You will never forget this book. Written by the famous German-Jewish author Edgar Hilsenrath. Author's website: www.hilsenrath.de
The Museum of Dr Moses
In 'The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza' a woman's world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend's death - and what her father is capable of. Meanwhile, a businessman desperate to find his missing two year old grandson in 'Suicide Watch' must determine whether the horrifying tale his junky son tells him about his whereabouts is a confession or a sick tease. In the title story, 'The Museum of Dr Moses' an estranged daughter returns to find her mother remarried to the sinister Dr Moses, the local pathologist now retired…or has he? In these and other stories Oates explores with chilling insight the ties that bind - or worse. Another bloodcurdling masterpiece from one of the greatest short story writers of our time.
Someone Named Eva
In 1942, blonde and blue-eyed Milada is taken from her home in Czechoslovakia to a school in Poland to be trained as "a proper German" for adoption by a German family, but all the while she remembers her true name and history.
Years of Red Dust
Published originally in the pages of Le Monde, this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France (Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) and Germany (Das Tor zur Roten Gasse), where it and the author was the subject of a major television documentary. The stories in Years of Red Dust trace the changes in modern China over fifty years—from the early days of the Communist revolution in 1949 to the modernization movement of the late nineties—all from the perspective of one small street in Shanghai, Red Dust Lane. From the early optimism at the end of the Chinese Civil War, through the brutality and upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, to the death of Mao, the pro-democracy movement and the riots in Tiananmen Square—history, on both an epic and personal scale, unfolds through the bulletins posted and the lives lived in this one lane, this one corner of Shanghai.
This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society's treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust. The book's epigraph and title are from "The Letter Writer," a story by the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The first part of the book (Chapter 1-2) describes the emergence of human beings as the master species and their domination over the rest of the inhabitants of the earth. The second part (Chapters 3-5) examines the industrialization of slaughter (of both animals and humans) that took place in modern times. The last part of the book (Chapters 6-8) profiles Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself. The Foreword is by Lucy Rosen Kaplan, former attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her foreword, the Preface and Afterword, excerpts from the book, chapter synopses, and an international list of supporters can be found on the book's website at: www.powerfulbook.com
Follows the adventures of three African American rogues in the harsh streets of London in the years after the American Revolution
Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity
As we are increasingly using new technologies to change ourselves beyond therapy and in accordance with our own desires, understanding the challenges of human enhancement has become one of the most urgent topics of the current age. This volume contributes to such an understanding by critically examining the pros and cons of our growing ability to shape human nature through technological advancements. The authors undertake careful analyses of decisive questions that will confront society as enhancement interventions using bio-, info-, neuro- and nanotechnologies become widespread in the years to come. They provide the reader with the conceptual tools necessary to address such questions fruitfully. What makes the book especially attractive is the combination of conceptual, historical and ethical approaches, rendering it highly original. In addition, the well-balanced structure allows both favourable and critical views to be voiced. Moreover, the work has a crystal clear structure. As a consequence, the book is accessible to a broad academic audience. The issues raised are of interest to a wide reflective public concerned about science and ethics, as well as to students, academics and professionals in areas such as philosophy, applied ethics, bioethics, medicine and health management.
The Major Works
This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Keats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by a generous selection of Keats's letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking. In his tragically short life Keats wrote an astonishing number of superb poems; his stature as one of the foremost poets of the Romantic movement remains unassailable. This volume contains all the poetry published during his lifetime, including Endymion in its entirety, the Odes, "Lamia", and both versions of "Hyperion." The poetry is presented in chronological order , illustrating the staggering speed with which Keats's work matured. Further insight into his creative process is given by reproducing, in their original form, a number of poems that were published posthumously. Keats's letters are admired almost as much as his poetry and were described by T. S. Eliot as "certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet." They provide the best biographical detail available and shed invaluable light on Keats's poems.
Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema
"This book examines how Holocaust has been and continues to be presented in film, including documentaries, feature films, and television productions. It contains a chronology of events to give the films and their reception a historical context, as well as an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography of more than 600 titles, and more than 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. Foreign-language, experimental, and canonical films are included."--Back cover.