A True Story of Escape, Survival & Resistance
Paperback ISBN: 0757000789
While recuperating in a hospital after World War II, a Polish refugee wrote at length about his remarkable experiences in war-torn Europe. The Defiant, his memoir, is the account of a young man who refused to yield to the German onslaught and chose instead to become a Jewish resistance fighter. Chronicling the bravery of a small group of men and women who carried on a forest war, this extraordinary book sheds light on events that few know of in this country.
Rethinking the Holocaust
Hardcover ISBN: 0300082568
In this work, historian Bauer, former director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, and now its academic advisor, does not intend to write another history of the Holocaust, but rather seeks to "rethink categories and issues that arise out of the contemplation of that watershed event in human history" (from his introduction). He looks at the causes of the Holocaust, compares it with other genocides, looks at various overall interpretations, and discusses such topics as Jewish resistance, the problem of gender, rescue attempts, and the state of Israel. His 1998 speech to the Bundestag is appended. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0815629931
For Lang (humanities, Trinity College) the Nazi genocide of the Jews raises questions both in its historical existence and in attempts to represent it in discourse of scholarship and literature. He accordingly divides his work into two parts, the first of which approaches, from angles of subordinate questions, the general question of what it is that identifies, historically and morally, the phenomenon of genocide. The second question of discourse and representations is devoted to how the moral status of genocide should cause reevaluations of standard requirements of scholarly disinterest or aesthetic distance. Originally published in 1990 (U. of Chicago Press). Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Defy the Darkness
A Tale of Courage in the Shasdow of Mengele
Hardcover ISBN: 0275968626
A Polish Jewish survivor of three death camps offers an account of his pre-war life, the loss of his family, shelter with Gentile and Russian families, and his employment under Dr. Mengele until his release by American soldiers.
The Liberation Of Bergen-Belsen, 1945
Hardcover ISBN: 0805242325
A documentary filmmaker draws on Allied records, diary excerpts, and the testimony of survivors to describe the 1945 liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by the British, exploring the humanitarian and medical issues surrounding the camp's liberation and the negligence that caused the deaths of thousands of prisoners who might have been saved. 10,000 first printing.