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Bread for the departed

Author: Bogdan Wojdowski; Madeline G Levine
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1997.
Series: Jewish lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
A World War II novel on the Warsaw Ghetto whose protagonists are Jewish children. They are called rats and spend their time smuggling food across the wall from the Christian side. The author, who was a child in the ghetto, describes the way children adapt to changed circumstances.

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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Polish fiction
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wojdowski, Bogdan.
Bread for the departed.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1997
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bogdan Wojdowski; Madeline G Levine
ISBN: 0810114550 9780810114555 0810114569 9780810114562
OCLC Number: 37226916
Description: x, 404 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Bogdan Wojdowski, My BrotherTranslator's NoteBread for the Departed
Series Title: Jewish lives.
Other Titles: Chleb rzucony umarłym.
Responsibility: Bogdan Wojdowski ; translated from the Polish by Madeline G. Levine ; foreword by Henryk Grynberg.


Wojdowski relates this story in a complex mixture of standard Polish, slang, thieves' argot, Yiddish and Hebrew. This English translation includes a foreword by Henryk Grynberg, also a Holocaust  Read more...


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""Bread for the Departed is without a doubt the best novel about the Warsaw Ghetto and one of the best literary depictions of the Holocaust."" --Henryk Grynberg

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