In this riveting, a holocaust scholar and survivor of the battle draws on diaries, authoritative history, underground press reports, letters, and his own personal experience to bring a landmark moment in Jewish history to life—offering “a dramatic and memorable picture of the ghetto” and showing how a vibrant culture shaped the young fighters whose defiance would have far-reaching implications for the Jewish people Library Journal.
Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising #ad - Superb, moving, richly informative history. Publishers weekly note: some photos and maps contained in the print edition of this book have been excluded from the ebook edition. No act of jewish resistance during the Holocaust fired the imagination quite as much as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943.
Final Journey: The Fate of the Jews of Nazi EuropeRosettaBooks #ad - Focusing on firsthand narratives from survivors and supported by contextual scholarship, Gilbert presents a masterful cross-section of the experiences of the millions of European Jews who lost their homes, careers, families, and lives at the hands of Hitler’s “Final Solution. The accounts of these journeys are at once unique and unified by both their tragedy and by their triumphs.
. The text is supported by eighty-four photographs—many of which were published for the first time in 1979—and twenty-four pages of maps prepared by the author, which help bring the stories of the men, women, and children back to life in unflinching detail. A thoughtful and rigorous examination of the Jewish experience under Hitler’s “Final Solution”—based on eyewitness accounts and contemporary evidence.
Final Journey: The Fate of the Jews of Nazi Europe #ad - Gilbert’s vast knowledge on the subject, coupled with his frank and readable style, makes Final Journey accessible to readers and scholars alike.
Holocaust Journey: Travelling in Search of the PastRosettaBooks #ad - Their destination? places where the terrible events of the Holocaust had left their mark in Europe. A soul-searching trip” Kirkus Reviews. Gilbert . . . A travelogue, spanning two weeks, of the essential sites of the Holocaust, by the venerable historian and author . . . From the railway lines near auschwitz to the site of oskar schindler’s heroic efforts in cracow, letters, Holocaust Journey features intimate personal meditations from one of our greatest modern historians, camps, and is supported by wartime documents, Poland, and diaries—as well as over fifty photographs and maps by the author—all of which help interweave Gilbert’s trip with his students with the surrounding history of the towns, and other locations visited.
The result is a narrative of the Holocaust that ties the past to the present with poignancy and power. In 1996, prominent holocaust historian sir Martin Gilbert embarked on a fourteen-day journey into the past with a group of his graduate students from University College, London. Is a dedicated guide to this difficult material.
Holocaust Journey: Travelling in Search of the Past #ad - We can be grateful for his thoroughness, courage and guidance. Los angeles Times Book Review .
The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police: By Anonymous Members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto PoliceIndiana University Press #ad - Remarkable . . . This book details the creation and organization of the ghetto, the labor required of the surviving Jewish population, the periodic selections of Jews to be deported and killed, the violent German attacks on the population in the summer of 1941, and the efforts of the police to provide a semblance of stability.
A substantial introduction by distinguished historian Samuel D. This is a gripping story, page by page, and it reminds us again that there but for the grace of God go we all. Marvin kalb, senior Advisor to the Pulitzer Center and Edward R. No book i've read in recent time about the Holocaust has so moved me, evoking the utter helplessness of the Jew, the plight of the Jewish police and the cunning cruelty of the German.
The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police: By Anonymous Members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police #ad - In 1942 and 1943 some of its members secretly composed this history and buried it in tin boxes. Provides a graphic and unparalleled description of the conditions under which the Jews of Kaunas tried to live and survive. The forward as a force that had to serve two masters, both the Jewish population of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania and its German occupiers, the Kovno Jewish ghetto police walked a fine line between helping Jews survive and meeting Nazi orders.
Murrow professor, emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School “A landmark of Holocaust historiography. Slavic Review. Kassow places this powerful work within the context of the history of the Kovno Jewish community and its experience and fate at the hands of the Nazis.
Never Again: A History of the HolocaustRosettaBooks #ad - A work forty years in the making—sir Martin Gilbert’s illustrated survey of the pre- and post-war history of the Jewish people in Europe. Masterfully covering such topics as pre-war jewish life, gilbert interweaves firsthand accounts with unforgettable photographs and documents, and the reflections of Holocaust survivors, the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, which come together to form a three-dimensional portrait of the lives of the Jewish people during one of Europe’s darkest times.
This volume introduces the crime to a new generation, in the words of Judah Tenenbaum, so that it knows of the atrocities and the seemingly futile acts of defiance taken, ‘for three lines in the history books. Booklist.
Notes From The Warsaw Ghetto: The Journal Of Emmanuel RingelblumNormanby Press #ad - Using accounts and anecdotes from his many friends and neighbours, Ringelblum created a detailed, colourful, and emotional record of one of the most terrible epochs in human history. Notes from the warsaw Ghetto is an unflinching, first-hand account of history unfolding before your very eyes. When the walls of the warsaw Ghetto first went up in November 1940, Emmanuel Ringelblum was there.
. In the face of horrendous persecution and palpable danger, his goal was to create a written record of life in the Ghetto, not just the destitution and brutality of life under Nazi rule, but out of the shining acts of nobility and heroism by people under the most dire circumstances. From inside the ghetto, ringelblum, a well-respected historian and archivist, compiled his journal recording daily life in the Ghetto, from its beginnings to the eve of the Ghetto uprising in April 1943.
Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death CampsIndiana University Press #ad - Mr. Some of the most gripping chapters I have ever read. The authentic, exhaustive, definitive account of the least known death camps of the Nazi era. Raul hilbergarad, historian and principal prosecution witness at the Israeli trial of John Demjanjuk accused of being Treblinka’s infamous "Ivan the Terrible", uses primary materials to reveal the complete story of these Nazi death camps.
Mr. Arad’s book, with its abundance of horrifying detail, reminds us of how far we have to go. New york Times Book Review. Arad reports as a controlled and effective witness for the prosecution.
The Holocaust: History & MemoryIndiana University Press #ad - As more and more territory came under hitler’s control, particularly in the east, the extermination of Jews became a major war aim, where many died and whole Jewish communities were exterminated in mass shootings carried out by the German army and collaborators long before the extermination camps were built.
In chilling detail, black unveils compelling evidence that many everyday Germans must have been aware of the genocide around them. A compact and cogent academic account of the Holocaust. Kirkus reviews brilliant and wrenching, the holocaust: History and Memory tells the story of the brutal mass slaughter of Jews during World War II and how that genocide has been remembered and misremembered ever since.
A balanced and precise work that is true to the scholarship, comprehensive yet not overwhelming, clearly written and beneficial for the expert and informed public alike. Jewish book council “A demanding but important work. Choice Reviews. Rommel’s attack on egypt was a stepping stone to a larger goal—the annihilation of 400, 000 Jews living in Palestine.
The Holocaust: History & Memory #ad - Taking issue with generations of scholars who separate the Holocaust from Germany’s military ambitions, historian Jeremy M. Essential, and highly readable, concise, The Holocaust: History and Memory bears witness to those forever silenced and ensures that we will never forget their horrifying fate. Black demonstrates persuasively that Germany’s war on the Allies was entwined with Hitler’s war on Jews.
Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied PolandIndiana University Press #ad - Between 1942 and 1943, thousands of Jews escaped the fate of German death camps in Poland. As jan grabowski’s penetrating microhistory reveals, the majority of the Jews in hiding perished as a consequence of betrayal by their Polish neighbors. Drawing on materials from polish, and german sources created during and after the war, Jewish, Grabowski documents the involvement of the local Polish population in the process of detecting and killing the Jews who sought their aid.
Through detailed reconstruction of events, not infrequently, “Grabowski offers incredible insight into how Poles in rural Poland reacted to and, were complicit with, the German practice of genocide. Hunt for the jews tells the story of the Judenjagd in Dabrowa, Tarnowska, a rural county in southeastern Poland.
Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland #ad - As a result of the judenjagd, few of those who escaped the death camps would survive to see liberation. Grabowski also, implicitly, challenges us to confront our own myths and to rethink how we narrate British and American history of responding to the Holocaust” European History Quarterly. A revealing account of polish cooperation with Nazis in WWII—a “grim, compelling and significant scholarly study” Kirkus Reviews.
As they sought refuge in the Polish countryside, the Nazi death machine organized what they called Judenjagd, meaning hunt for the Jews.
Auschwitz and the Allies: A Devastating Account of How the Allies Responded to the News of Hitler's Mass MurderRosettaBooks #ad - In auschwitz and the allies, and the fate of millions of people, through his eminent blend of exhaustive devotion to the facts and accessible, Martin Gilbert presents a comprehensive look into the series of decisions that helped shape this particular course of the war, graceful writing. Why did they wait so long? among the myriad questions of what the Allies could have done differently in World War II, understanding why it took them so long to respond to the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps—specifically Auschwitz—remains vital today.
An unforgettable contribution to the history of the last war. Jewish chronicle . Featuring twenty maps prepared specifically for this history and thirty-four photographs, along with firsthand accounts by escaped Auschwitz prisoners, Gilbert reconstructs the span of time between Allied awareness and definitive action in the face of overwhelming evidence of Nazi atrocities.
Auschwitz and the Allies: A Devastating Account of How the Allies Responded to the News of Hitler's Mass Murder #ad - A thorough analysis of allied actions after learning about the horrors of Nazi concentration camps—includes survivors’ firsthand accounts.
The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-eight Days Of The Warsaw Ghetto UprisingDa Capo Press #ad - Monumental and awe-inspiring, this is the definitive story of the Warsaw Ghetto revolt. This moving history cannot be matched for its authenticity and drama. Within minutes the German army had been routed. Suddenly, a fifteen-year-old girl tossed a grenade in their midst. The bravest battle is a testament to the Warsaw Jews, who fought for survival with dignity and courage.
This is perhaps Kurzman's best work. The narrative accumulates power up to the last word. Meyer levin, washington starin october 1940 Nazis forced all the Jews in the Polish city of Warsaw to live in the cramped squalor of a small ghetto. Despite the starvation and disease that claimed 50, 000 lives per year, who ordered in 1942 that the Warsaw Ghetto be dismantled and the 450, the Jews were not dying swiftly enough to suit Heinrich Himmler, 000 inhabitants be deported to the gas chambers at Treblinka.
The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-eight Days Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising #ad - The warsaw Ghetto Uprising had begun. This is the first full-scale, step-by-step account of the climatic twenty-eight-day struggle of the poorly armed Jews against their Nazi exterminators. He mixes moments of tenderness amid the terror as he draws individual portraits that endure. Publishers Weekly.