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The Resource The Muselmann at the water cooler, Eli Pfefferkorn

The Muselmann at the water cooler, Eli Pfefferkorn

Label
The Muselmann at the water cooler
Title
The Muselmann at the water cooler
Statement of responsibility
Eli Pfefferkorn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pfefferkorn, Eli.
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.196
LC item number
.P44 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Reference library of Jewish intellectual history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Self-preservation
  • Pfefferkorn, Eli.
Summary expansion
A survivor of concentration camps and the Death March, Eli Pfefferkorn looks back on his Holocaust and post-Holocaust experiences to compare patterns of human behavior in extremis with those of ordinary life. What he finds is that the concentration camp Müselmann, who has lost his hunger for life and is thus shunned by his fellow inmates on the soup line, bears an eerie resemblance to an office employee who has fallen from grace and whose coworkers avoid spending time with him at the water cooler. Though the circumstances are unfathomably far apart, the human response to their situations is triggered by self-preservation rather than by calculated evil. By juxtaposing these two separate worlds, Pfefferkorn demonstrates that ultimately the human condition has not changed significantly since Cain slew Abel and the Athenians sentenced Socrates
Label
The Muselmann at the water cooler, Eli Pfefferkorn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
JSTOR797832947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 219 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618116857
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 546552
  • 22573/ctt1zwtnds
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn797832947
  • (OCoLC)797832947
Label
The Muselmann at the water cooler, Eli Pfefferkorn
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
JSTOR797832947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 219 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781618116857
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 546552
  • 22573/ctt1zwtnds
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn797832947
  • (OCoLC)797832947

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