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The Death's Head Chess Club, Paperback / softback Book

The Death's Head Chess Club Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?In 1962, Emil Clement comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland.

They haven't seen one another in almost two decades.

Clement, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish former inmate of Auschwitz.

Whilst there, he was forced to play chess against Nazi guards.

If he won, he could save a fellow prisoner's life; if he lost, he would lose his own.

Meissner, a soft-spoken priest, was also at Auschwitz.

He was the SS Officer who forced The Watchmaker to play...


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