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Isaac's army : a story of courage and survival in Nazi-occupied Poland

Author: Matthew Brzezinski
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1930s Warsaw was a thoroughly cosmopolitan, even swinging city. Larger than Chicago, it was host to a rich Jewish cultural life. It seemed inconceivable that all this was about to be swept away, but then came the dark events of September 1939. As the Nazi invasion of Poland began, a ragtag army calling itself the Jewish Resistance Force fell into shape around the handsome, quick-witted Isaac Zuckerman. Impossibly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Brzezinski
ISBN: 9781781852101 1781852103
OCLC Number: 870426359
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: xviii, 472 pages : map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Brzezinski.

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An action-packed, heroic history of the underground Jewish army in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, based on interviews with its few surviving members.  Read more...

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'Exceptionally harrowing ... written in a visceral, novelistic style Brzezinski's book is clearly the product of massive research ... it deserves praise as a fitting testament to human resilience' Read more...

 
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