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Speak You Also A Survivor's Reckoning

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ISBN-10: 0312420455

ISBN-13: 9780312420451

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Paul Steinberg, Linda Coverdale

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A concentration camp survivor confronts one of the most heated and vexed questions of the Holocaust: what price survival? In 1943, sixteen-year-old Paul Steinberg was arrested in Paris and deported to Auschwitz. A chemistry student, Steinberg was assigned to work in the camp's laboratory alongside Primo Levi, who would later immortalize his fellow inmate as "Henri," the ultimate survivor, the paradigm of the prisoner who clung to life at the cost of his own humanity. "One seems to glimpse a human soul," Levi wrote in If This Is a Man, "but then Henri's sad smile freezes in a cold grimace, and here he is again, intent on his hunt and his struggle; hard and distant, enclosed in armor, the enemy of all." Now, after fifty years, Steinberg speaks for himself. In an unsparing act of self-scrutiny, he traces his passage from artless adolescent to ruthless creature determined to do anything to live. He describes his strategies of survival: the boxing matches he staged for the camp commanders, the English POWs he exploited, the maneuvers and tactics he applied with cold competence. Ultimately, he confirms Levi's judgment: "No doubt he saw straight. I probably was that creature, prepared to use whatever means I had available." But, he asks, "Is it so wrong to survive?" Brave and rare, Speak You Also is a profound and necessary addition to the body of Holocaust writing: a survivor's reckoning with culpability and survival.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 12/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Dr. Paul D. Stein is on the staff of St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland in Pontiac Michigan. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences in 1955 with a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Physics and Doctor of Medicine in 1959. Following residencies in internal medicine, he took fellowships in cardiology at the University of Cincinnati under Dr. Noble O. Fowler, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York (now Mt. Sinai Medical School) under Dr. Charles K. Fiedberg and at Harvard Medical School, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women's Hospital) under Dr. Lewis Dexter. Dr. Dexter was a leader among early investigations of pulmonary embolism.Following fellowship, Dr. Stein became associate director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, and then he became director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and assistant professor of medicine at Creighton University. Following that he moved to the University of Oklahoma where he was director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and eventually Professor of Research Medicine. He moved to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1976, as Director of Cardiovascular Research, and in 1994 became Medical Director of the Henry Ford Cardiac Wellness Center. He was also Professor of Medicine (Henry Ford Hospital) at Case Western University and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Oakland University. Dr. Stein moved to St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland in August 2000. He is presently Professor of Medicine on the Full Time Affiliate Faculty of Wayne State University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medical Physics at Oakland University.Dr. Stein's major research in recent years has been in the field of venous thromboembolism. Dr. Stein initiated the PIOPED II national collaborative study and is national principal investigator and chairperson of the steering committee. The first edition of "Pulmonary Embolism" was published in 1996.written over 130 articles on pulmonary embolism from among 460 peer reviewed articles. He is a past president of the Laennec Society and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an honor reserved for those who have made a significant contribution to the field of mechanical engineering. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter and he is a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Linda Coverdale is the awarding-winning translator of many French works and has been honored with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French literature.

Digression I
The Last Fight
The Life and Death of Philippe
Digression II
The Black Hole
The Last Salon
One Sunday in Spring
The Big Bluff
Digression III
The Verdict
The Slap
Digression IV
Funeral March
The Last Lap