A Jewish schoolteacher tells the story of Wilhelm G?tz and Erwin Meyer in the process of researching the deaths of his relatives during World War II. These two SS officers were assigned to drive a hermetically sealed truck in which concentration-camp prisoners were slowly asphyxiated. Soon this knowledge overwhelms day-to-day life, and the teacher comes to see past and present merge in a heartbreaking moment of remembrance. Among the best and most haunting novels about the Holocaust to emerge in the final years of the twentieth century, G?tz and Meyer is David Albahari's masterpiece.
About the Author
David Albahari was born in Serbia in 1948 and emigrated to Canada in 1994. He is the author of numerous novels and collections of short fiction, including Leeches and Bait. He has also translated many books by contemporary British, American, Australian, and Canadian authors into Serbian. He lives in Calgary, Canada, with his wife and their two children.