Joy Division and the “House of Dolls.”

No Love Lost

Joy Division took their name from the novel “The House Of Dolls” by Jewish author Ka-Tzetnik 135633 (real name Yehiel De-Nur), an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor (his pen name means “Concentration Camper”, and 135633 was his number). He wrote about the many horrors committed by the nazis. “The House Of Dolls” is about ‘Joy Division’ – Jewish women in concertation camps who were turned into sex slaves for the pleasure of Nazi soldiers. He claimed it was inspired by the fate of his younger sister who did not survive the Holocaust.

The spoken part from ‘No Love Lost’ is taken directly from the book.

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