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Scrolls of testimony

Author: Abba Kovner; Edward A Levenston; Samuel Bak
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Scrolls of Testimony is a profoundly moving chronicle of the Holocaust. The author, award-winning Israeli writer Abba Kovner, intended this book as a quasi-liturgical account of the greatest tragedy to befall the Jewish people, and he wrote it in the Jewish tradition of megillot, or scrolls. Taken together, the pages are reminiscent of the Talmud, with the central text surrounded by notes and excerpts of poetry and

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Literary collections
Jewish fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kovner, Abba, 1918-1987.
Scrolls of testimony.
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2001
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abba Kovner; Edward A Levenston; Samuel Bak
ISBN: 0827607105 9780827607101
OCLC Number: 44681771
Description: xxxviii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Author's introduction --
The First Scroll: Preludes to darkness. Invocation ; Prologue: Countdown or the Corridor of lost alternatives ; The man with his head on the block continues to hope ; The diary of Leo der Junge and a single letter to Cherna Morgenstern ; The third tear --
The Second Scroll: By the waters of four countries --
1. Sha'ul goes away ; The travels of Dvora from Kalisz and letters to nowhere ; The trail of fire and Jewish brotherhood --
The Third Scroll: By the waters of four countries --
2. Sha'ul returns ; And Noah was cought up in the stream ; A man of discernment ; As if by a miracle --
The Fourth Scroll: Ash of the heavens. Passover in the Seventh Block --
The Fifth Scroll: To be at home. Here we are ; The death march ; Crossing the sea.
Other Titles: Megilot ha-ʻedut.
Responsibility: Abba Kovner ; translated by Eddie Levenston ; illustrations by Samuel Bak.
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Presents the chronicle of the Holocaust. This title offers an account of the greatest tragedy to befall the Jewish people.  Read more...


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"Many survivors have written about the Shoah, as have many talented writers, but a sacred account offered by one who is both a survivor and a gifted author is a genuine treasure."-Publishers Weekly Read more...

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