The Death’s Head Chess Club by John Donoghue
Jan15

The Death’s Head Chess Club by John Donoghue

I was attracted to The Death’s Head Chess Club by the blurb on the back. It sounded like an interesting premise: In 1962 Emil Clement comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven’t seen each other for nearly 20 years. They were both at Auschwitz. Clement was a Jewish inmate, forced to play chess against Nazi guards. Meissner was the SS Officer who forced him to play. I seem to have...

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