Naked Among Wolves

Bruno Apitz

Naked Among Wolves (Nackt Unter Wölfen), by Bruno Apitz, became an anti-fascist classic after the second world war and held a place on the bookshelves of successive generations of East Germans. It is a concentration camp drama about a group of inmates who rescue a Jewish boy from the gas chambers. Based in part on the author's eight-year imprisonment in Buchenwald,Naked Among Wolves tells of a group of communist prisoners who smuggle a Polish Jewish boy into the camp in a suitcase and protect him from almost certain death by hiding him from SS guards.