Who is Enric Marco? An old man from Barcelona who claims to be a Nazi concentration camp survivor and rises to be president of Spain’s leading Holocaust survivor movement, the Friends of Mauthausen. By the time he is unmasked in Austria in 2005 on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, he has become a civic hero, speaking at hundreds of conferences, granting dozens of interviews, receiving state honours, publishing a successful memoir and even moving Spanish congressmen to tears at a memorial homage to Republicans deported by the Third Reich. The case shocked the world, and Enric Marco was labelled a great imposter. A decade later, Javier Cercas addresses the enigma of the man, his truths and lies, and, through an investigation that unravels Spain’s history in the 20th century, delves with passion and unflinching honesty into that deepest part of human nature.
Author Javier Cercas Published by MacLehose Press ISBN 9780857056528 EAN 9780857056528 Bic Code Cover Paperback