Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz The Mackay School

  • Chapter 1

    Chapter 1
    chapter 1George's is informed that he has to leave his home, for an undefined service at one of the Nazi's labor camps. The whole chapter shows us the preamble for the staying of Father at the labor camp, in which he meets Mr.Suto an employee of Father's lumberyard and he was assigned to take care of all the valuable stuff of the Koves, the chapter ends whith a family meeting in wich the Koves are visited by several uncles and in-laws but...
  • Chapter 2

    Chapter 2
    In this chapter the main character, George, talks about how the situation of his life is now. He is working in a company with other kids, and his uncle says as he is the only Jews there he needs to be a good person because he is representing all the Jewish community. Georgi also mentions that he doesn't have any problems with his stepmother,. In this chapter he kisses Annemarie.
  • Chapter 3

    Chapter 3
    chapter 3One day a police officer stops a bus and orders all jews to get out. Amongst them is Georg, a 14 year old Hungerian boy, whose father has just been sent off to a concentration camp. He feels insecure because his labor work, and what can think his boss because he haven't arrived to work.
    Later the police officer take them through a police station and he lives them in a closed room. Then they start waiting and Georg begins to worry...
  • chapter 4

    chapter 4
    chapter 4After being in the brickyard, the narrator is in a train among other Jewish people. He starts making a big recount of how he passed his days in te brickyard, describing his impressions of it, and the different reflections of his peers, to reach finally to the day when they get on the train. In a journey that last 3 days, they missed mostly water, so they had to resist the sensation of being thirst for long times. In an atmosphere of curiosity, excitement and enthusiasm to...
  • Chapter 5

    Chapter 5
    Fatelessness Chapter 5 This chapter shows us a description of the three concentration camps in which George Koves was: Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeitz. The first was the worst. Auschwitz was an extermination camp in which the Jews were treated really as animals, with horrible life conditions, a lot of murders with “gas showers” and the transfer to the crematorium. George’s “favorite” camp was Buchenwald because the food was better, the barbers were more careful and the water of the showers wa
  • Chapter 5

    Chapter 5
    chapter 5In the beginning of the chapter, the narrator felt astounted after passing through the barbers ,desinfectation baths and changing clothes to prisoner uniform. Now he was inside Aushcwitz concentration camp, He tells us that many years after this, the only thing he would remember clearly in detail were these first days of captivity. George realized that the camp wasn't nothing that he expected, There was no
    football pitch, seedbed, tuf, or flowers to be found anywhere...
  • Chapter 6

    Chapter 6
    chapter 6Georg describes Zeitz's living conditions, which were supposed to be favorable, in vivid way. However, Georg tries to
    behave like a good prisoner, with "good intentions" toward the work required, which is the way everyone in Zitez followed . To accomplish this, the protagonist is helped by Bandi Citrom a Zitez's prisoner who is introduced on fifth chapter. He tells Georg the kind of prisoners that work on Zitez: the Latvians, the "Muslims" and the "Finns". These last ones were the ones who discr
  • Chapter 6, Víctor

    Chapter 6, Víctor
    Chapter 6, VíctorThis chapter begins with Georg's arrival to Zeitz, giving a little comparison between there and Auschwitz, like the train ride there. Next, Georg describes the Latvians he saw. He knew they were Latvians because of the letter L in their jackets, and that they were from the country's capital, Riga. These Latvians escape later on, and everyone gets called on Appell as punishment. Later on, He tries to trade with the Yiddish, expecting to get something more to eat rather than bread and coffee. From
  • Chapter 7

    Chapter 7
    chapter 7The protagonist tells us about Buchenwald concentration camp, what his feelings and emotionsare. He also shares his thoughts about his experience. Basically, he is not feeling anything, he says that "Cold, damp, wind, or rain were no longer able to bother me, they did not get through to me, I did not even sense them." This can be explained because he suffered too much before to sense anything now, he already felt everything he could have felt to feel anything now, he also...
  • chapter 8

    chapter 8
    chapter 8In chapter 8, there are 2 mazes that can be found: the physical and the psychological one.

    * The first one can be found clearly all along the chapter; it’s the Auschwitz concentration camp. It’s well known due global history that this was one of the principal camp in the whole holocaust. So this would the first maze in the chapter; the physical space in which Georg Koves is in, one that doesn’t allow him even think in get out of there. He was under constant surveillance, and slept...