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e l b a r d
, H
a n n a
e l fg o t t
, J
e r a h m ie l
ed. Mibeyn homot Varsha (Out
/ ' of the walls of Warsaw). Translated from Yiddish and prepared by Moshe
Bassok. Eyn Harod, Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 1944. 81 p.
Collection of diaries and notes of Halutzim in the Underground.
e l b l u m
, M
o s h e
Geza karut (The exterminated race). Translated by Joseph
Lichtenbaum. Preface by Itzhak Grinbaum. Tel Aviv, N. Tversky, 1947.
233 p.
The extermination in 1942 and 1943. The Jewish revolt in 1943. On
“Aryan papers” . The Polish revolt 1944. Hiding in a “bunker” .
o l d k o r n
, D
o r k a
Memoirs of a ghetto fighter. New York
Jewish Life
, April,
1950, p. 6-12. Illustrated.
An abridged English translation of a pamphlet first published in Yiddish
(Lodz, 1948) and in Polish (Warsaw, 1951).
o l d s t e in
, B
e r n a r d
The stars bear witness. Translated and edited by Leonard
Shatzkin. New York, Viking Press, 1949; London, V. Gollancz, 1950. 295 p.
1 map.
This is the English version of the original Yiddish edition:
F inf yor in
Warshever Ghetto
(Five Years in Warsaw Ghetto), ed. by Victor Shulman
(New York, Undzer Tzayt, 1947). Also a German edition:
Die Sterne sind
(Hamburg, Europaeische Verlagsanstalt, 1950). The book is one of
the best about the Jewish underground, the uprising and the sufferings of the
Warsaw Ghetto. The author was a leading member of the Jewish Fighting
r u e s s
, N
o e
ed. Kindermartyrologie (The martyrology of the children): Collec-
tion of documents. Buenos Aires, CFPJ, 1947. 284 p. Illustrated.
Accounts of children and of adults about the life and sufferings of Jewish
children under the Nazis, with a historical introduction by N. Gruess. About
Warsaw cf. particularly p. 3-11, 88-91, 109-132, 240-242.
e r t z
, J .
S., ed. Zygelboim buch (Siegelbaum book). New York, Unser Tzait,
1947. 408 p. Illustrated.
Arthur S., one of the leading personalities of the Bund in Poland, escaped
from Warsaw in 1940 to London and committed suicide as a protest against
the barbarous German atrocities in 1942 in Wrarsaw and the callous inactivity
of the Allies in this regard. In this book S. describes in his diary: “The
Beginning of the End” (p. 107-316) — the first months of the Warsaw Ghetto
and his escape.
ir s z f e l d
, L
u d w ik
Historia jednego zycia (The history of a life). Warsaw,
Czytelnik, 1946. 369 p.
The famous physician and biologist tells his life story in the last pre-war
years and during the Nazi occupation in the Warsaw Ghetto and in hiding.
Very important are his observations about the health and diseases in the
ghetto. His assimilationist philosophy exposed in his book (H. is baptized)
caused heated polemic arguments.
ir s z h a u t
J. Fintztere necht in Pawiak (The Dark Nights in Pawiak.) Buenos
Aires, CFPJ, 1948. 229 p. Illustrated.
Memoirs of a Polish-Jewish journalist from his imprisonment in Pawiak
(a prison in Warsaw) since July, 1943, till his escape in May, 1944. An
important book, well documented, with keen observations.
u b e t k in
, Z
iv i a
Last Days of the Warsaw ghetto. New York
May, 1947, p. 401-411.
The famous “mother of the Ghetto” and one of the leading personalities
of the Jewish resistance movement gave a concise description of the activities
and fighting of the Jewish Resistance in Warsaw. Her full record was published
in Hebrew:
Ha-ahronim al ha-homah
(Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 1947). Cf. also
Sepher dror
(Eyn Harod, 1947) and the German edition
Die letzten tage des
Warschauer Ghettos
(Berlin, VVN, 1950). A fragment of this account was
published in
a zo r
, M
ic h e l
La cite engloutie (The engulfed city). Paris,
Le Monde Juif,
nos. 33-52 (July, 1950-February, 1952).
A very detailed, conscientious and well documented study of Jewish life
and sufferings in Warsaw written by a survivor, now archivist of the CDJC.