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From the wings

Author: Joseph Harmatz
Publisher: Lewes : Book Guild, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
Memoirs of a Jew from Lithuania, born in Rokiškis in 1925, who relates his experiences in the Holocaust against the background of a return trip to the area in 1994. Describes the German occupation in 1941, followed by the massacre of ca. 4,000 Jews from Rokiškis and the surrounding villages by the Nazis and their local collaborators. Relates stories of relatives and acquaintances. Harmatz joined the resistance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Named Person: Joseph Harmatz; Joseph Harmatz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Harmatz
ISBN: 1857763408 9781857763409 1857763920 9781857763928
OCLC Number: 42700655
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 227 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
From the Wings --
I. Lithuania --
Rokishkis 1994 --
The Valley of Death --
Childhood Revisited --
Massacre at Byorai --
Memories and Memorials --
Kaunas --
II. Estonia --
Night Train to Tallin --
Klooga --
3835 --
My Little Brother --
III. Latvia --
Riga 1994 --
Josef and Sanna Levin --
Mother: Kaiserwald --
Stutthof --
Irena and Shimon Lusky --
IV. Vilna --
Vilna 1994 --
The Vilna Ghetto --
Father --
FPO --
Veraynigte Partisaner Organisatzye --
Escape through the Sewers --
The Rudnitski Forests --
Tevya Rubin --
Ponar --
Motl Zeidel --
Sonia --
Vilna Liberated --
Time to Leave --
V. From Vilna to Palestine --
Heading South --
Bucharest --
Remnants of our People --
The Jewish Brigade --
A Historic Meeting --
The Reckoning --
Manik's Tale: A Leap from the Train --
Crime and Punishment --
Letter from Sorrento --
To the Promised Land --
Abba --
VI. Israel 1947-1956 --
The Palestine Electric Corporation --
Gina --
Settling New Immigrants --
VII. Back to Europe 1956-1960 --
Geneva --
Cutting the Mast --
The Charlton Star --
Vitek --
Horses from Transylvania --
The Straits of Gibraltar --
The Treasurer --
Marcel --
A Helping Hand --
VIII. Israel 1960 --
Back to School --
Shipping --
Index of People --
Index of Place Names and Organisations.
Responsibility: Joseph Harmatz.


An autobiography by a man who lost most of his family in the Second World War and went on to help thousands of Jews emigrate to the newly formed state of Israel.  Read more...


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