pátek 20. prosince 2019

Kazimierz Moczarski: Rozhovory s katom [Conversations with an Executioner]

A most remarkable memoir that reads like a thriller. The author was involved in the resistance movement against the German occupation of Poland during WW2. But since he was a member of the group organized from the West, the Communists locked him up in jail after the war, coincidentally with one of the highest-ranked Nazis in the country, responsible for the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto and the death of over 50,000 people. He was appalled but as a former journalist he decided to use this opportunity to get into a head of his former enemy to understand his motivations for the war crimes committed in Poland and elsewhere.