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Last Eyewitnesses : Children of the Holocaust Speak (98 Edition)

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This book provides an extraordinary new perspective on the lives of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust in Poland and remained there after the war. These testimonies, submitted by individual authors and not originally intended for publication, were assembled as a historical record by the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland. The accounts are personal, unpretentious, and direct. Collectively, they tell far more than can be gotten from the story of one individual.<P>The Last Eyewitnesses differs from other contributions to Holocaust literature in many ways. First, these accounts have a great immediacy as the subjects continue live in the country where their experiences took place; they are not looking back at the past from an entirely different world. Second, the book documents the lives of Jewish children in Poland in a wide variety of settings and circumstances, in cities and villages, east and west, north and south, living in crowded ghettos, hiding in fields and attics. Some youngsters endure the brutality of concentration camps, while others are sheltered in loving homes, unaware of the dangers that surround them. Some of the very young learned that they were Jewish only at the deathbed of an adoptive parent. One, unaware of his Jewish heritage, even became a priest.<P>While the main focus is the writers' wartime experiences, the stories also give glimpses of family background as well as the difficulties faced by Jews during the postwar period.<P>Finally, while the book confirms some of the painful stories told by others, it also provides an antidote to the stereotypical view of Poles during the war. Mean-spiritedness and brutal anti-Semitism are described inthese accounts, but so are some of the great risks taken by truly courageous individuals in order to save Jewish children.<P>Historical notes and a glossary provide additional information to help the reader understand the setting in which these events took place, making th

Synopsis:

These testimonies, submitted by individual authors and not originally intended for publication, were assembled as a historical record by the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland. While evil and brutal anti-Semitism are described, the accounts also reveal the great risks taken by courageous individuals in order to save Jewish children.

About the Author

Wiktoria Sliwowska is a historian and professor at the Institute of Polish History at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. A member of the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland, her account is included in this volume. 

Julian Bussgang, an engineer and entrepreneur, was born in Lwów, Poland, and served during the war in the Free Polish Army. He has lived in the United States since 1949. In the last few years, he and his wife, Fay, have spent a great deal of time in Poland and have become very interested in the small Jewish community that remains there.

Table of Contents

Translators' Note

Foreword

From Central Poland

Marianna Adameczek

Jerzy Aleksandrowicz

Aleksandra Berlowicz

Krystyna Chudy

Emanuel Elbinger

Pola Elbinger

Maria

Feldhorn

Jadwiga Fiszbain-Tokarz

Jerzy Frydman

Henryk Ryszard Gantz

Michal Glowinski

Barbara Góra

Maria Greber

Joanna Kaltman

Maria Kaminska

Robert Kulka

Maria Leszczynska Ejzen

Henryk Lewandowski

Henoch Rafael Lisak

Eugenia Magdziarz

Zofia Majewska

Katarzyna Meloch

Hanna Mesz

Krystyna Nowak

Ludwik Oppenheim

Wiktoria Sliwowska

Anna Irena Trojanowska-Kaczmarska

Sabina Wylot

Maria Teresa Zielinska

From Prewar Eastern Poland

Leszek Leon Allerhand

Helena Choynowska (Alter)

Karol Galinski

Hanka Grynberg

Karolina Heuman

Lena Kaniewska

Maria Kraft

Roman Lewin

Regina Loss-Fisior

Marek Teichmann

Chuwcia Weicher

Malwina Wollek

From the Camps

Jakub Gutenbaum

Jan Kac-Kaczynski

Zofia Lubinska

Bronka Niedzwiecka

Mieczyslaw Rudnicki

The Youngest

Marian Bobrzyk

Felicia Braun Bryn

Jerzy Cyns

Jerzy Dolebski

Elzbieta Ficowska

Henryk Hajwentreger

Krystyna Kalata-Olejnik

Maria Kosowicz-Bartnik

Zenobia Krzyzanowska

Maria Ochlewska

Hanna Raicher

Aleksandra Rozengarten

Romuald Jakub Weksier-Waszkinel

Zygmunt Wolf

Irena Wójcik

Wilhelm Zienowicz

Postscript

Glossary

Historical Notes

Subject Index

Persons and Places Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810115118
Editor:
Sliwowska, Wiktoria
Author:
Bussgang, Julian; Bussgang, Fay
Editor:
Sliwowska, Wiktoria
Author:
Sliwowska, Wiktoria
Author:
Bussgang, Fay
Author:
Silwowska, Waktoria
Author:
Bussgang, Julian
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Personal narratives
Subject:
Jewish children
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Poland -- Biography.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland.
Subject:
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Poland.
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Jewish Lives (Paperback)
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5 in

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These testimonies, submitted by individual authors and not originally intended for publication, were assembled as a historical record by the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland. While evil and brutal anti-Semitism are described, the accounts also reveal the great risks taken by courageous individuals in order to save Jewish children.

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