The Resource Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me, Simha Rotem (Kazik) ; translated from the Hebrew and edited by Barbara Harshav

Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me, Simha Rotem (Kazik) ; translated from the Hebrew and edited by Barbara Harshav

Label
Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me
Title
Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter
Title remainder
the past within me
Statement of responsibility
Simha Rotem (Kazik) ; translated from the Hebrew and edited by Barbara Harshav
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
  • When the Nazis decided to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, five hundred young Jewish fighters within the Ghetto rose up to defy them. With no weapons, no influence, and no experience in warfare, they managed to resist the Germans for almost a month. In the end, when the battle was lost, the surviving Jews were led out of the ruins through the sewers by a nineteen-year-old fighter known as Kazik. As head courier of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB), which had planned and executed the uprising, Kazik spent the rest of the war helping to care for the several thousand Jews who still remained in Warsaw. This book - an extraordinary story of courage and perseverance - is Kazik's wartime memoir. In stark, spare detail, Kazik reports on the efforts to prepare for the defense of the Warsaw Ghetto, the calamitous battle with the Germans, and the rescue of the few Jews who were still alive after the Ghetto was destroyed
  • He describes how he assumed a false Aryan identity in order to pass through the city as he collected money and found hiding places for the survivors. Constantly on guard, fearful of informers, his life always in danger, he nevertheless plotted resourcefully to aid his fellow Jews. He tells how he joined the Poles during their ill-fated uprising against the Nazis in Warsaw in 1944, had further brushes with death assisting the Polish underground, and returned to Warsaw to watch its liberation by the Russian army
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
940.53/4384
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.P62
LC item number
W33613 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me, Simha Rotem (Kazik) ; translated from the Hebrew and edited by Barbara Harshav
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Control code
000010942790
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 180 p.
Isbn
9780300057973
Lccn
94017452 //r97
Other physical details
ill., map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16666823
System control number
  • rmr6774194
  • (OCoLC)30477321

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