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Tragedy and triumph : early testimonies of Jewish survivors of World War II / compiled and translated by Freda Hodge.

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    In this collection Freda Hodge retrieves early voices of Holocaust survivors. Men, women and children relate experiences of deportation and ghettoisation, forced labour camps and death camps, death marches and liberation. As Feliks Tych points out, such eye-witness accounts collected in the immediate post-war period constitute the most important body of Jewish documents pertaining to the history of the Holocaust. The freshness of memory makes these early voices profoundly different from, and historically more significant than, later recollections gathered in oral history programs. Carefully selected and painstakingly translated, these survivor accounts were first published between 1946 and 1948 in the Yiddish journal Fun Letzten Khurben ('From the Last Destruction') in postwar Germany, by refugees waiting in 'Displaced Person' camps, in the American zone of occupation, for the arrival of travel documents and visas. These accounts have not previously been available in English.
    Format
    Online resource
    Published
    Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2018]
    ©2018
    Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword / Konrad Kwiet
    Introduction: The early testimonies of She'erit Hapletah in the aftermath of World War II / Freda Hodge
    Why do we need historical commissions? / M. Y. Feigenbaum
    Mielice Labour Camp / Josef Kas
    Life and death of the Jews in Dubno / Moishe Weisberg
    The transport from the death camp Balkenheim / Eyewitness account by Maurice Kraus
    The last road for twelve hundred Bialystok children / Shprung-Levkowitz
    In Radun / Leib Levine
    A chapter about Siedlice / Getzl Weisberg
    The slaughter at the edge of the sea / Miriam Zweig
    In the Braslav region / Moshe Treister
    Sobibor / Yekheskel (Chaskiel) Menche
    Through ghettos and concentration camps: Nemencine, Ozmiana, Czeczmer, Kovno, Ponevezh and Eastern Prussia / Leah Rudovshevski
    Treblinka / H. Shperling
    In the White Russian forests / Moshe Meyerson
    In Camp Kaldycheva / Yudel Samsonovitz
    The last resistance fighters in Bialystok ghetto / Rabbi A Burstin
    Experiences of a Jewish Aryan / Anna Holtzman
    The large factories in Kovno ghetto / Moshe Segalson
    Volozhn / Yosef Schwartzberg
    Myadel and surroundings / Henia Menkin
    In a Hungarian work battalion / Moshe Dov Taub
    Death of a runner / Cessia Shilling
    In Auschwitz with two small children / Esther Weiss
    Memories of the ghetto of Stanislavov / Lusia Gerber
    The fortress of death (in the Ninth Fort of Kovno) / Michal Gelbtrunk
    Resistance movement in the ghetto of Kovno / Rochie Ben Eliezer
    The children's narratives in Fun Letzten Khurben
    My experiences during the war / Josef Shuster
    My experiences during the war / Ella Griliches
    My experiences during the war / Fania Olitzki
    My experiences during the war / Arieh Milch
    My experiences during the war / Yaakov Levin
    My experiences during the war / Genia Shurtz
    Addendum: select information pertaining to the testimonies
    Bibliography.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hodge, Freda, compiler, translator.
    Notes
    Contains biographical information.
    Includes bibliographical references.
    Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Konrad Kwiet -- Introduction: The early testimonies of She'erit Hapletah in the aftermath of World War II / Freda Hodge -- Why do we need historical commissions? / M. Y. Feigenbaum -- Mielice Labour Camp / Josef Kas -- Life and death of the Jews in Dubno / Moishe Weisberg -- The transport from the death camp Balkenheim / Eyewitness account by Maurice Kraus -- The last road for twelve hundred Bialystok children / Shprung-Levkowitz -- In Radun / Leib Levine -- A chapter about Siedlice / Getzl Weisberg -- The slaughter at the edge of the sea / Miriam Zweig -- In the Braslav region / Moshe Treister -- Sobibor / Yekheskel (Chaskiel) Menche -- Through ghettos and concentration camps: Nemencine, Ozmiana, Czeczmer, Kovno, Ponevezh and Eastern Prussia / Leah Rudovshevski -- Treblinka / H. Shperling -- In the White Russian forests / Moshe Meyerson -- In Camp Kaldycheva / Yudel Samsonovitz -- The last resistance fighters in Bialystok ghetto / Rabbi A Burstin -- Experiences of a Jewish Aryan / Anna Holtzman -- The large factories in Kovno ghetto / Moshe Segalson -- Volozhn / Yosef Schwartzberg -- Myadel and surroundings / Henia Menkin -- In a Hungarian work battalion / Moshe Dov Taub -- Death of a runner / Cessia Shilling -- In Auschwitz with two small children / Esther Weiss -- Memories of the ghetto of Stanislavov / Lusia Gerber -- The fortress of death (in the Ninth Fort of Kovno) / Michal Gelbtrunk -- Resistance movement in the ghetto of Kovno / Rochie Ben Eliezer -- The children's narratives in Fun Letzten Khurben -- My experiences during the war / Josef Shuster -- My experiences during the war / Ella Griliches -- My experiences during the war / Fania Olitzki -- My experiences during the war / Arieh Milch -- My experiences during the war / Yaakov Levin -- My experiences during the war / Genia Shurtz -- Addendum: select information pertaining to the testimonies -- Bibliography.

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    Language
    English
    External Link
    OAPEN
    ISBN
    1925523675
    1925523888
    1925523985
    9781925523676
    9781925523881
    9781925523980
    Physical Description
    1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles

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