The emperor of lies

by Steve Sem-Sandberg

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Jewish ghettos,
  • Jews,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • History,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

StatementSteve Sem-Sandberg ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death
ContributionsDeath, Sarah
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT9876.29.E47 F3813 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24827462M
ISBN 109780374139643
LC Control Number2011008443

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About the Book The Emperor of Lies. by Steve Sem-Sandberg. Winner of the August Prize, Sweden’s most important literary award. Capturing a chilling, often overlooked chapter in Holocaust history, The Emperor of Liesreimagines the controversial reign of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a Jewish businessman and orphanage director appointed by the.

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The Jewish inhabitants suffered intolerable cruelty and starvation. Overseeing it all was Mordecai Chaim Rumkovski, Chairman of the ghetto.

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He divides his time between Vienna and Stockholm. Sarah Death. Sarah Death is a translator, literary scholar, and editor of the UK-based journal Swedish Book Review. She. Get this from a library! The emperor of lies. [Steve Sem-Sandberg; Sarah Death] -- In Februarythe Nazis established what would become the second largest Jewish ghetto in the Polish city of Lodz.

Its chosen leader: Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a sixty-three-year-old Jewish.Steve Sem-Sandberg was born in He divides his time between Vienna and Stockholm. He is the author of books including The Emperor of Lies. Sarah Death is a translator, literary scholar, and editor of the UK-based journal Swedish Book lives and works in Kent, England.The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg About the Book Winner of the August Prize, Sweden’s most important literary award.

Capturing a chilling, often overlooked chapter in Holocaust history, The Emperor of Liesreimagines the controversial.