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The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944

Author: Herman Kruk; Benjamin Harshav
Publisher: New Haven, CT : YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania. This unique chronicle includes many recovered pages of Kruk's diaries and provides a powerful eyewitness account of the annihilation of the Jewish communities of Eastern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie 1939-1944
Erlebnisbericht
Quelle
Diaries
Personal narratives
Named Person: Herman Kruk; Herman Kruk; Herman Kruk; Herman Kruk
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Kruk; Benjamin Harshav
ISBN: 0300044941 9780300044942
OCLC Number: 48773758
Description: lii, 732 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Herman Kruk's Holocaust Writings / Benjamin Harshav xxi --
1. The Collapse of Poland: September 1939-June 1941 1 --
2. The Destruction of Jewish Vilna: June 22, 1941-September 6, 1941 46 --
3. The Vilna Ghetto: September 7, 1941-February 17, 1942 100 --
4. Between YIVO and Ponar: February 19, 1942-July 9, 1942 212 --
5. Putsch in the Ghetto: July 11, 1942-October 28, 1942 326 --
6. The Second Winter: October 29, 1942-March 18, 1943 391 --
7. The Sky Is Overcast Again: March 19, 1943-May 10, 1943 480 --
8. The Ghetto Will Not Calm Down: May 12, 1943-July 14, 1943 536 --
9. Narrative Chronicles of the Ghetto: 1941-1943 593 --
10. The Camps in Estonia: August 1943-September 1944 659 --
Appendix Place Names 707.
Other Titles: Ṭogbukh fun Ṿilner geṭo.
Responsibility: Herman Kruk ; edited and introduced by Benjamin Harshav ; translated by Barbara Harshav.

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For five years, Herman Kruk recorded his experiences and those of others, documenting the life and resistance of European Jews in the shadow of imminent death. This chronicle includes all recovered  Read more...

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