Imre Kertesz


Imre Kertesz was born in 1929, deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Most of his novels deal with the Holocaust. In his novel Kaddishfor an Unborn Child, his hero opposes having a child in a world allowing Auschwitz. He has won numerous prizes for his writing. He has also translated Nietzche and Freud into Hungarian.

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Sunday, 5 March 2006

“Nothing has happened since Auschwitz that could reverse or refute Auschwitz. In my writingsthe Holocaust could never be present in the past tense.”

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