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Śmierć miastaVision of the pianist in a desperate reality Szpilman originally published his account in Poland in 1946 but it was almost immediately withdrawn by Stalin's Polish minions as it unashamedly described collaborations by Lithuanians Ukrainians Poles and Jews with the Nazis In 1997 it was published in Germany after Szpilman's son found it on his father's bookcase This admirably robust translation by Anthea Bell is the first in the English language There were 3500000 Jews in Poland before the Nazi occupation; after it there were 240000 Wladyslaw Szpilman's extraordinary account of his own miraculous survival offers a voice across the years for the faceless millions who lost their lives David Vincent. This book contains horrendous passages on the holocaust in Warsaw – the ghettoization of the Jewish people – and then their subseuent removal to death camps which happened to the authors entire family What was most shocking to me were the random acts of killings that the author witnessed that could occur at any moment No one was safe from brutalityI did find this book helped me to understand the movie “Schindler’s List” such as the Jewish police that worked with the NazisAs with most autobiographies I did find certain omissions For example I still cannot understand how in the “umschlagplatz” the rail station where Jews were gathered prior to embarkation to the death camps the author became separated from his family Who called out his name and physically grabbed him away from his family This was a key turning point in his lifeI found the two essays at the end of the book to be really interesting After reading the diary excerpts from the German officer Wilm Hosenfeld who can doubt that the German people did not know of the atrocities going on in Eastern EuropeThe essay by Wolf Biermann is exactly how I felt about the book from page 212 – “Readers will notice that although this book was written amidst the still smouldering ashes of the Second World War its language is surprisingly cool Wladyslaw Szpilman describes his recent sufferings with an almost melancholy detachment” I would feel this to be a necessary coping mechanism for dealing with this most brutal period of the author’s life

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FREE DOWNLOAD Ê Śmierć miasta Ä The last live broadcast on Polish Radio on September 23 1939 was Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor played by a young pianist named Wladyslaw Szpilman until his playing was interrupted by German shelling It was the same piece and the same pianist when broadcasting was resumed six years later The Pianist is Szpilman's accThe last live broadcast on Polish Radio on September 23 1939 was Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor played by a young pianist named Wladyslaw Szpilman until his playing was interrupted by German shelling It was the same piece and the same pianist when broadcasting was resumed six years later The Pianist is Szpilman's account of the years inbetween of the death and cruelty inflicted on the Jews of Warsaw and on Warsaw itself related with a dispassionate restraint borne of shock Szpilman now 88 has not looked at his description since he wrote it in 1946 the same time as Primo Levi's If This Is A Man; it is too personally painful The rest of us have no such excuse Szpilman's family were deported to Tre. The triumph of the human spirit the strength of the human soul to find its way out of the darkness the injustice the never ending nightmare the ordeal of living in a world where absolute fear and beastly behaviour dictate everyone’s life This is the life of a man an artist who experienced persecution confinement famine disease A man whose strength and faith defeated monsters A pianist whose talent touched the heart of the enemy except this enemy was different from the others a kind soul among the vilest of people Wladyslaw Szpilman lost his family his work his dream of playing a music that becomes the exaltation of the soul He lived like a caged animal for six years because of a madman’s idea of a perfect world And he survived His writing communicates his soul without melodramatic sentences or shocking details His works flow like a perfectly performed NocturneRating and reviewing lose every meaning and importance when we refer to books such as this I wish we were in a position to say that we need to look back and vow to ourselves that the nightmare will never be awakened again I wish we could claim such a thing and actually believe that it won’t be a void wishBut there is always someone there is always a ‘’chosen’’ leader that turns the world into a toy to pass the timeSzpilman’s ordeal and survival was depicted to perfection in the 2002 film by the great Roman Polanski starring the impeccable Adrien Brody They both won the Academy Awards in their respective categories

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Blinka where they were exterminated; he survived only because a music loving policeman recognised him This was only the first in a series of fatefully lucky escapes that littered his life as he hid among the rubble and corpses of the Warsaw Ghetto growing thinner and hungrier yet condemned to live Ironically it was a German officer Wilm Hosenfeld who saved Szpilman's life by bringing food and an eiderdown to the derelict ruin where he discovered him Hosenfeld died seven years later in a Stalingrad labour camp but portions of his diary reprinted here tell of his outraged incomprehension of the madness and evil he witnessed thereby establishing an effective counterpoint to ground the nightmarish. There is no way for me to rate or review this book that would do it justice Read it Read it now