Arnon Grunberg



A friend asked me: “Do you know a novel where the main character was part of a Sonderkommando?”

I could not think of such a novel.

Of course there is Borowski, but Borowski didn’t write a novel. (And the narrator is not part of a Sonderkommando, he is at most reflecting on the Sonderkommando.) There is Tišma, but the Kapo is not part of a Sonderkommando either, if I remember it correctly.

The Sonderkommando may well be outside the realm of fiction.

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