The Death's Head Chess Club

The Death's Head Chess Club

A novel of the improbable friendship that arises between a Nazi officer and a Jewish chessplayer in Auschwitz

SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front wounded and fit only for administrative duty. His most pressing task is to improve camp morale and he establishes a chess club, and allows officers and enlisted men to gamble on the games. Soon Meissner learns that chess is also played among the prisoners, and there are rumors of… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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