Synopses & Reviews
Of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, three million were the Jews of Poland. Their literary heritage is a treasure to be preserved. This lavish anthology brings together memoirs, short stories, poetry, eyewitness reports, fragments of novels, essays, letters, folktales and humour on Jewish life in Poland, that magnificent centre of Jewish life and culture. The work of writers, both Jewish and Polish, prominent and new, presents a true, valid, rich and compelling panorama of life as it was, ending with stories of our time. It speaks in many voices, including those of women and children, voices of survivors and tales of rebirth and renewal. Historically informative, heartbreaking, poignant and amusing. With every emotion sensitively and skilfully explored, this fascinating anthology will delight all readers, Jewish and non-Jewish. Meticulous listing of sources and a bibliography will prove fertile ground for students and scholars alike.