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In February 1940, the Nazis established what would become the second-largest Jewish ghetto, in the Polish city of Lódz. The leader they appointed was Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a sixty-three-year-old Jewish businessman and orphanage director — and the elusive, authoritarian power sustaining the ghetto’s very existence.
A haunting, profoundly challenging novel, "The Emperor of Lies" chronicles the tale of Rumkowski’s monarchical rule over a quarter-million Jews for the next four and... (see full book description)
Sounds intriguing. I assume you read the story in Swedish.