The Chosen Ones
A NovelBook - 2016
"The Am Spiegelgrund clinic, in glittering Vienna, masqueraded as a well-intentioned reform school for wayward boys and girls and a home for chronically ill children. The reality, however, was very different: in the wake of Germany's annexation of Austria on the eve of World War II, its doctors, nurses, and teachers created a monstrous parody of the institution's benign-sounding brief. The Nazi regime's euthanasia program would come to determine the fate of many of the clinic's inhabitants. Through the eyes of a child inmate, Adrian Ziegler, and a nurse, Anna Katschenka, Steve Sem-Sandberg, the author of the award-winning The Emperor of Lies, explores the very meaning of survival."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: Fiction Sem
Characteristics: xii, 561 pages ; 24 cm
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