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Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me

Author: Śimḥah Rotem; Barbara Harshav
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Named Person: Śimḥah Rotem
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Śimḥah Rotem; Barbara Harshav
ISBN: 0300057970 9780300057973
OCLC Number: 30477321
Description: xiii, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Before: Son of a Warsaw family. --
In the ranks of the ZOB. --
To the sewers: rescue of the remnant. --
On the Aryan side. --
Clandestine apartments. --
Underground operations. --
The Polish uprising. --
The ZOB back in action. --
Conclusions: Mission to Lublin. --
Appendix: Journal of a fighter.
Other Titles: Uve-tokhi he-ʻavar.
Responsibility: Simha Rotem (Kazik) ; translated from the Hebrew and edited by Barbara Harshav.

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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.

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