Marcel Nadjary, Manuscripts 1944–1947

Sep 26, 2018

Presentation of the book revealing the written testimony from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp of the Greek Jew from Thessaloniki, Marcel Nadjary…

Cover of book Marcel Nadjari,Manuscripts 1944-1947

Marcel Nadjary was one of the few survivors of the Sonderkommando team at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The “Sonderkommando” special work unit was comprised of inmates, assigned, among others, with the task of “preparing” the gas chambers. Nadjary revealed his experience by writing a manuscript in letter form, one of the nine manuscripts found buried in the yard of the camp’s crematoria. These manuscripts are known as the “Scrolls of Auschwitz” and Nadjary's is the only written in Greek.

This text was discovered by chance in 1980. Extremely illegible at the time, it has been deciphered and is now published in the edition presented at the event, almost completely restored. The edition comprises a second manuscript written by Nadjary after he was set free; in it, among other things, he records his acts during WWII resistance, as well as his participation, along with other Greek Jews, in the uprising of the Sonderkommando in Auschwitz, in October 1944.

Speaking about the book will be: Fragkiski Abatzopoulou, Professor Emeritus at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Pavel Polian, Historian, Aleksandr Nikitiaev, Imaging Technician, responsible for the digital editing of the manuscripts, Andreas Kilian, Researcher and Nelly Nadjary, daughter of the author.

The event will be moderated by journalist Spyros Kakouriotis

Speakers Pavel Polian, Aleksandr Nikitiaev and Andreas Kilian will speak in English without interpretation. So as to facilitate participants, the texts of their speeches will be distributed translated into Greek.


Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), Alexandria Publications, Athens Jewish Community
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 26/09/2018
End Date 26/09/2018
Starting Time 19:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Fragkiski Abatzopoulou, Pavel Polian, Aleksandr Nikitiaev, Andreas Kilian, Nelly Nadjary, Spyros Kakouriotis
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2018/10/03 - 14:08:49



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