a leather suitcase wrapped in barbed wire with 'Dachau' 'Auschwitz' and 'Buchenwald' written on three tags attached to it

Nein, Nein, Nein!: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust

by Jerry Stahl Author

In this grimly humorous recounting of author Jerry Stahl's experience on a guided bus tour of the Holocaust, one of history's darkest hours meets modern day tourist and consumerist culture to horrifying effect. Suffering from a depressive episode in 2016, Stahl decided to travel to Poland and Germany to visit the death camps, a place where his despair would not feel out of place, but found himself disturbed for different reasons than he expected. Stahl weaves global history with personal history through polka dances, hotels filled with tourists to see sites of gruesome mass murder, and even to the snack bar at Auschwitz where they sell sausages and swag next to gas chambers and crematoria. A resounding indictment of our culture's historical memory, and a life-affirming chronicle of one strange tour bus ride. (Short Discount)