Numbered Days: Diaries and the Holocaust


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As the Nazis swept across Europe during World War II, Jewish victims wrote diaries in which they grappled with the terror unfolding around them. Some wrote simply to process the contradictory bits of news they received; some wrote so that their children, already safe in another country, might one day understand what had happened to their parents; and some wrote to furnish unknown readers in the outside world with evidence against the Nazi regime. Were these diarists resisters, or did the process of writing make the ravages ...

Numbered Days: Diaries and the Holocaust 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300112528