In this remarkable memoir, Lucy Dawidowicz, author of the classic The War Against the Jews, tells the story of her own life during the years 1938-1947. During that time she was the last American to spend time in Vilna, then in Poland, before the invasion of the Germans.In this remarkable memoir, Lucy Dawidowicz, author of the classic The War Against the Jews, tells the story of her own life during the years 1938-1947. During that time she was the last American to spend time in Vilna, then in Poland, before the invasion of the Germans.Read Less
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This book is a monument to a people and culture
anihilated by the most beastly ogre the german fascism in the history of mankind. the story is told
with a suffering of passion.
I am what is called a holocaust survivor ad understand the pain which is evident in Davidovtz sagaa.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-03-24 In this deeply moving personal reminiscence, eminent historian Dawidowicz ( The War Against the Jews ) recounts the year she spent in Vilna, Poland, shortly before barbaric German troops swept in and murdered nearly all of that city's 60,000 Jews. Vilna no longer exists--Vilnius, the present-day capital of Soviet Lithuania, contains hardly a trace of the former city, which makes this poignant memoir all the more valuable. In 1938, Dawidowicz, a disillusioned 23-year-old radical and ex-communist of Polish-Jewish ancestry, embarked from New York for YIVO, Vilna's famed Yiddish Scientific Institute, to study Jewish history. Beggars filled the streets as the Poles' vicious anti-Semitic policies and actions accelerated pauperization of the Jews. Back in New York, working for YIVO's American branch, the author watched with rage and anguish as Europe's Jews were massacred and most of her Vilna friends murdered. She returned to occupied Germany in 1946, to work with Holocaust survivors in displaced-person camps. Her piercingly eloquent narrative gives us a sharp first-hand impression of a world in ruins and of the irreparable losses suffered by European Jewry. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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