The Death's Head Chess Club (Paperback)John Donoghue (author)
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Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?
In 1962, Emil Clement comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clement, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish former inmate of Auschwitz. Whilst there, he was forced to play chess against Nazi guards. If he won, he could save a fellow prisoner's life; if he lost, he would lose his own. Meissner, a soft-spoken priest, was also at Auschwitz. He was the SS Officer who forced The Watchmaker to play...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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“A bit disappointing”
I was a little disappointed in this novel; I expected it to be rather more intense than it turned out to be. Moving backwards and forwards between Auschwitz in 1944 and Amsterdam in 1962 it tells a story of the game... More
“An unforgettable journey: from cruel adversity to unforeseen forgiveness”
This is a wonderful book. A tale that takes you on a journey from the bunkers in 1944 Auschwitz to Amsterdam in 1962, following the games of chess played by a Jewish Watchmaker that will ultimately result in lives won... More
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
It begins in 1944 in the death camp Auschwitz and throughout this novel the story unfolds by switching between 1944 and 1962.
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