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Adelson, Alan 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 79 publications in 7 languages and 3,854 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  History  Diaries  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Biography  Filmed literary readings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Narrator, Editor, Other, Film editor
Classifications: DS135.P62, 305.80094384
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Publications about Alan Adelson
Publications by Alan Adelson
Most widely held works by Alan Adelson
Lodz ghetto : inside a community under siege by Alan Adelson( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
Personal writings document the progression of the Holocaust through the Lodz ghetto
The diary of Dawid Sierakowiak : five notebooks from the Łódź ghetto by Dawid Sierakowiak( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 908 libraries worldwide
"In the evening I had to prepare food and cook supper, which exhausted me totally. In politics there's absolutely nothing new. Again, out of impatience I feel myself beginning to fall into melancholy. There is really no way out of this for us." This is Dawid Sierakowiak's final diary entry. Soon after writing it, the young author died of tuberculosis, exhaustion, and starvation--the Holocaust syndrome known as "ghetto disease." After the liberation of the Lodz Ghetto, his notebooks were found stacked on a cookstove, ready to be burned for heat. Young Sierakowiak was one of more than60,000 Jews who perished in that notorious urban slave camp, a man-made hell which was the longest surviving concentration of Jews in Nazi Europe. The diary comprises a remarkable legacy left to humanity by its teenage author. It is one of the most fastidiously detailed accounts ever rendered of modern life in human bondage. Off mountain climbing and studying in southern Poland during the summer of 1939, Dawid begins his diary with a headyenthusiasm to experience life, learn languages, and read great literature. He returns home under the quickly gathering clouds of war. Abruptly Lodz is occupied by the Nazis, and the Sierakowiak family is among the city's 200,000 Jews who are soon forced into a sealed ghetto, completely cut off fromthe outside world. With intimate, undefended prose, the diary's young author begins to describe the relentless horror of their predicament: his daily struggle to obtain food to survive; trying to make reason out of a world gone mad; coping with the plagues of death and deportation. Repeatedly herallies himself against fear and pessimism, fighting the cold, disease, and exhaustion which finally consume him. Physical pain and emotional woe hold him constantly at the edge of endurance. Hunger tears Dawid's family apart, turning his father into a thief who steals bread from his wife andchildren. The wonder of the diary is that every bit of hardship yields wisdom from Dawid's remarkable intellect. Reading it, you become a prisoner with him in the ghetto, and with discomfiting intimacy you begin to experience the incredible process by which the vast majority of the Jews of Europe wereannihilated in World War II. Significantly, the youth has no doubt about the consequence of deportation out of the ghetto: "Deportation into lard," he calls it. A committed communist and the unit leader of an underground organization, he crusades for more food for the ghetto's school children. Butwhen invited to pledge his life to a suicide resistance squad, he writes that he cannot become a "professional revolutionary." He owes his strength and life to the care of his family
SDS by Alan Adelson( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Here is an intimate portrait of the Students for a Democratic Society, the 1960s' most famous radical organization, the group that brought about a rebirth of white radicalism in the United States. Journalist Alan Adelson went to campuses all over the country to write this comprehensive profile of the organization--the first book to be published on the SDS. In it appears a picture of escalating radical consciousness, with the organization which once labored to work within the system later sworn to attack the system to its very foundations. Focusing on individual members and on individual chapters' attempts to direct student activism, Adelson presents vivid accounts of some of the major upheavals: the huge Black Panther rally in New Haven to "Free Bobby Seale," where the National Student Strike was born; Columbia's chaotic mass meetings and demonstrations; the turmoil in the streets and plazas of Berkeley. He describes in detail the internal struggles within the SDS itself, with a dramatic report of the angry confrontation that occurred in a dingy auditorium in Chicago when the SDS broke in two and the Weathermen were created. He reconstructs the most militant battle ever waged by American students, a constantly escalating attack on ROTC at Berkeley; from his report comes a sense of radicals driving themselves to greater militancy and violence while seeking to control the crowds they mobilized in order to prevent undirected destruction. What emerges is an in-depth profile of the SDS, its impact on students and society, and its labors--often futile, but sometimes effective--to attack a system which it believed inherently unjust.--Adapted from book jacket
Łódź Ghetto ( visu )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
A chronological account of life in the Lódź Ghetto through the use of diaries and other written records, as well as over 1,000 carefully sequenced filmed images, made at great risk and left deliberately by the doomed community members
In bed with Ulysses ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Documents preparations for a staged reading of passages from James Joyce's Ulysses. Tells the story of the writing of the celebrated novel and the toll it took on James Joyce and his family. Considers its impact on modern literature and culture
Das Ghettotagebuch des Dawid Sierakowiak : Aufzeichnungen eines Siebzehnjährigen, 1941/42 by Dawid Sierakowiak( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
De 1939 jusqu'à sa mort à l'âge de 19 ans (été 1943), David Sierakowiak a vécu dans le ghetto de Lodz où il a tenu un journal décrivant la vie quotidienne des Juifs sous l'occupation nazie
Dagbok från gettot by Dawid Sierakowiak( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Swedish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Mémoires des survivants ( visu )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Deux villages au Kosovo = Zwei Dörfer im Kosovo ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Die Einwohner der Dörfer Gorazdevac und Lubishte schildern ihren Alltag im von der UN verwalteten Kosovo
das Ghetto von Lodz ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Le ghetto de Lodz by Kathryn Taverna( visu )
in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"A partir d'images d'archives, réalisées dans la clandestinité, et de séquences contemporaines, reconstitution de la terrible tragédie du ghetto de Lodz, d'après le journal de David Sierakowiak et d'autres journaux intimes de l'époque
Shadows of Treblinka by Miriam Kuperhand( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The authors provide two very different stories of life in Siemiatcyze, a small town located forty miles from the Treblinka death camp
The diary of Dawid Sierakowiak five notebooks from the Łódź ghetto by Dawid Sierakowiak( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
After the liberation of the Łódź ghetto, [the author's] diary is found stacked on a cookstove, ready to be burned for heat.... The diary comprises a remarkable legacy left to humanity by its teenage author. It is one of the most fastidiously detailed accounts ever rendered of modern life in human bondage. The luxury of life was never returned to Dawid. -Back cover
Dagbok från gettot by Dawid Sierakowiak( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 1 library worldwide
Konfliktherd Kosovo ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
O diário de Dawid Sierakowiak : a visao do Holocausto por um jovem do gueto de Lódz by Dawid Sierakowiak( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Portuguese and held by 1 library worldwide
Dziennik : pięć zeszytów z łódzkiego getta by Dawid Sierakowiak( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 library worldwide
The diary of Dawid Sierakowiak : five notebooks from the!bodbz ghetto by Dawid Sierakowiak( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Le ghetto de Lodz ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
The Ruby Oswald affair by Alan Adelson( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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English (56)
French (5)
German (4)
Swedish (3)
Italian (3)
Portuguese (1)
Polish (1)
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