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We Are Witnesses (Edge Books)by Jacob Boas
Synopses & Reviews
The five diarists in this book did not survive the war. But their words did. Each diary reveals one voice, one teenager coping with the impossible. We see David Rubinowicz struggling against fear and terror. Yitzhak Rudashevski shows us how Jews clung to culture, to learning, and to hope, until there was no hope at all. Moshe Zeev Flinker is the voice of religion, constantly seeking answers from God for relentless tragedy. Eva Heyman demonstrates the unquenchable hunger for life that sustained her until the very last moment. And finally, Anne Frank reveals the largest truth they all left for us: Hitler could kill millions, but he could not destroy the human spirit. These stark accounts of how five young people faced the worst of human evil are a testament, and an inspiration, to the best of the human soul.
Voices that must be heard. Voices we must never forget.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -186) and index.
About the Author
Jacob Boas has a Ph.D. in modern European history and is the director of the Oregon Holocaust Research Center. He lives with his wife and three children in Beaverton, Oregon.
Table of Contents
"The end of the world will soon be here" / David Rubinowicz — "Long live youth!" / Yitzhak Rudashevski — "My name is Harry" / Moshe Flinker — "I want to live!" / âEva Heyman — "I must uphold my ideals" / Anne Frank.
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