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Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple Free read ´ Un Juif pour l'exemple 100 The border Fernand Ischi leader of the local Nazi cell blames it all on the town’s Jewish population and wants to set an example thinking the German embassy would be grateful Ischi's dream of becoming the local gauleiter is shattered however when the milk containers used to dissimulate Bloch's body parts is discovered floating. Chessex continued to look into the dark corners of Switzerland s past right up to this his last but one novel It looks at the 1942 murder of Arthur Bloch a well to do Jewish cattle dealer in Payerne by some Swiss Nazi sympathisers meant as an offering to the F hrer just a few days before Hitler s birthday It wasn t just a random murder how the teenage killers also disposed of the body was particularly gruesome This short novel was not well received in Switzerland possibly because the Nazi chant of death to the Jews is freuently put across in the first person alongside some possibly gratuitous SM imagery plus Chessex has a cynical take on Swiss indifference Payerne is also where Chessex grew up and the last chapter neatly but remotely connects him to the event as he explores the culpability of a particularly notorious pro Nazi religious leader I found this was just as good and sad and well told a story as his other recent biographical novel The Vampire of Ropraz and in short doses like this Chessex makes a memorable impression

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Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple Free read ´ Un Juif pour l'exemple 100 In a lake nearby leading to his arrestJacues Chessex winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt is one of Switzerland’s greatest authors He knew the murderers went to school with their children and has written a terse implacable story that has awakened memories in a country that seems to endlessly rediscover dark areas of its pa. This book reminded me of Chronicle of a Death Foretold in that it s a step by step recounting of a single person s death and like M ruez s book is based on actual events and was also a death that could ve easily been prevented as many turned a blind eye towards the hate mongeringThey d rather cut out their tongues rupture their eyes and ears than admit they know what is being plotted in the garage In the back rooms of certain caf s In the woods At Pastor Lugrin s Like M ruez Chessex was there at the timeI was eight years old when these events took place In high school I sat next to Fernand Ischi s eldest daughter The son of the officer commanding the police station who arrested Ischi was a pupil in that same class So was the son of Judge Caprez who would preside over the trial of Arthur Bloch s murderers Death becomes meaningless when you start talking about millions of deadWhat is horror When the philosopher Jank l vitch proclaims the entire crime of the Holocaust to be imprescriptible he forbids me to speak of it exempt from that edict Imprescriptible That can never be forgiven That can never be paid for Nor forgotten Nor benefit from any statute of limitations No possible redemption of any kind Absolute evil for which there can be no absolution ever This book deals with a single death And in Switzerland of all places But then just because a country stays neutral that doesn t mean that individual citizens are not entitled to hold their own sometimes radical views And that s what happened here A small enclave of Swiss Nazis decide partly as a birthday present for Hitler to execute a Jew The choice is fairly arbitrary since as far as they re concerned the German army was only days weeks at the most away from taking over the whole country and then there d be no escape for any Jew In the end the heinous choice falls on the devout well to do Arthur Bloch a Jewish cattle dealer from Berne well known to the farmers and butchers throughout the area making him an obvious and exemplary victim Unlike a book like Tzili by Aharon Appelfeld there s little subtle about this book It s a blunt instrument This how it happened This is who was involved This is how they did it This is how they disposed of the body This is how the townspeople reacted This is how they were caught So a Swiss version of In True Blood a non fiction novel There s even some black humour in this retelling The Nazis are unprepared for the task in hand and pretty much make up and botch up their plan on the hop A far cry from the finely tuned well oiled German war machine that never did arrive to save and vindicate themA particularly striking moment in the book takes place in the summer of 1964 when the narrator runs into Pastor Philippe Lugrin a member subversively of the Vaud League the National Front the National Union and the Swiss National Movement At the time Lugrin who was the mastermind behind the murder fled to Germany with the help of the diplomatic services of the Reich but later he was caught and sentenced to twenty one years He served two thirds of his time and came out ardent than ever virulent in the density of his hatred Abandoning all discretion I decide to sit opposite him and scrutinize him with intense curiosity I cannot be mistaken I have seen him only in photographs but this is him all right the fearsome Lugrin sitting by himself just a few inches away I stare at him he stares back with the wary arrogant gaze of a man always ready with a reply and prepared to make his escape Deep blue eyes Angelic Features unmarked by prison High forehead Long narrow nose Little round spectacles whose metal rims frame the brilliant blue eyes that still gaze back at me A man of God A man of Satan The demon has confused the bearings distorted the aims invested and perverted the remaining fire in this dead soul This is a striking book And important because like Tzili it takes place at a distance from the war and involves ordinary people Fernand Ischi was an unskilled helper in the family garage and occasional repairer of bicycles and motorcycles Georges Ballotte only nineteen was an apprentice mechanic the Marmier brothers had turned to carting to try to make a living after they lost their farm Fritz Joss was one of their labourers I imagine many of the young men who ve got on planes and flown off to Syria and Ira in recent months to fight for what they ve come to believe in are just like theseWe learn from history that we learn nothing from history George Bernard Shaw

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Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple Free read ´ Un Juif pour l'exemple 100 On April 16 1942 a handful of Swiss Nazis in Payerne lure Arthur Bloch a Jewish cattle merchant into an empty stable and kill him with a crowbar Europe is in flames but this is Switzerland and Payerne a rural market town of butchers and bankers is worried about unemployment and local bankruptcies than the fate of nations across. This short book the last that Chessex wrote reminded me of Duras s L Amant which I read a few weeks earlier In both we have the author knowing they were near death trying to make sense of something which had haunted their dreams since their childhoods For Duras it was her first affair when she was a rebellious 15 year old school girl wearing gold lam shoes and a man s hat For Chessex it was a particularly horrible murder which happened in his village when he was 8 Both authors adopt similar solutions They don t moralize wring their hands or express indignation They just give you the facts in as simple and straightforward a way as they can As with Duras the result is moving and disturbingThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons


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  1. says: PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary

    PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] What better time to be reading this book than now a time like that time when people across Europe are saying just that A Jew must die

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    Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex This short book the last that Chessex wrote reminded me of Duras's L'Amant which I read a few weeks earlier In both we have the author knowing they were near death trying to make sense of something which had haunted their dreams since their childhoods For Duras it was her first affair when she was a rebellious 15 year old school girl wearing gold lamé shoes and a man's hat For Chessex it was a particularly horrible mur

  3. says: PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary

    Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple This short novel is based on a true story On April 16 1942 a group of five men led by Fernand Ischi lures a man

  4. says: PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary

    Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex This devastating short novel by the late Swiss writer Jacues Chessex concerns the actual murder of a Jewish cattle merchant in Switzerland in 1942 Chessex alternates between a terse factual third person voice and through the use of free indirect discourse the horribly anti semitic voices of the Swiss right wing killers The result is a chilling account of hate and its ghastly results Toward the end of the novel Chessex steps away from his st

  5. says: Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple]

    Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Chessex continued to look into the dark corners of Switzerland’s past right up to this his last but one novel It looks at the 1942 murder of Arthur Bloch a well to do Jewish cattle dealer in Payerne by some Swiss Nazi sympathisers meant as an offering to the Führer just a few days before Hitler’s birthday It wasn’t just a

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    PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] A novella that made me feel numb and cold chilled by something that was done to and by people the author knew I didn't enjo

  7. says: Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary

    PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Jacques Chessex Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple This book reminded me of Chronicle of a Death Foretold in that it’s a step by step recounting of a single person’s death and like Máruez’s book is based on actual events and was also a death that could’ve easily been prevented as man

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    PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] This book blew me away I picked it up at the library drawn to its bizarre title Based on a true story author Jacues Chessex recounts his memories of the brutal killing of a butcher in his home town of Payerne Switzerland From the age of 8 when the crime planted seeds of guilt in his young mind it took a lifetime for him to let this writing come to the surface He refers to the words of French philosopher Vladim

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    Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] Any European countries which managed to remain neutral during WW2 did it by reaching some level of accommodation with fascism Switzerland was surrounded by actively fascist countries German occupied countries and countries cooperating with Germany and its alliesThis book is very short but packs a lot of power into its few pagesThe author takes an incident and uses it to examine the various levels of accommodation with

  10. says: Jacques Chessex â 0 Summary PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple]

    Characters Un Juif pour l'exemple PDF NEW [Un Juif pour l'exemple] I didn't find this either terribly interesting or effective Perhaps it sounds better in French than in translation but it lacks plot character there is no development it is essayistic but its reflections are not terribly original or memorable

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  • Paperback
  • 92
  • Un Juif pour l'exemple
  • Jacques Chessex
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 9781904738510