A Wall of Two: Poems of Resistance and Suffering from Krakow to Buchenwald and Beyond / Edition 1

A Wall of Two: Poems of Resistance and Suffering from Krakow to Buchenwald and Beyond / Edition 1

by Henia Karmel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520251369

ISBN-13: 9780520251366

Pub. Date: 10/08/2007

Publisher: University of California Press


Buchenwald survivors Ilona and Henia Karmel were seventeen and twenty years old when they entered the Nazi labor camps from the Kraków ghetto. These remarkable poems were written during that time. The sisters wrote the poems on worksheets stolen from the factories where they worked by day and hid them in their clothing. During what she thought were the last…  See more details below

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Buchenwald survivors Ilona and Henia Karmel were seventeen and twenty years old when they entered the Nazi labor camps from the Kraków ghetto. These remarkable poems were written during that time. The sisters wrote the poems on worksheets stolen from the factories where they worked by day and hid them in their clothing. During what she thought were the last days of her life, Henia entrusted the poems to a cousin who happened to pass her in the forced march at the end of the war. The cousin gave them to Henia's husband in Kraków, who would not locate and reunite with his wife for another six months.

This is the first English publication of these extraordinary poems. Fanny Howe's deft adaptations preserve their freshness and innocence while making them entirely compelling. They are presented with a biographical introduction that conveys the powerful story of the sisters' survival from capture to freedom in 1946.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251366
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface: To an Unknown Reader
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Key to Translators

The Poems

Afterword by Leon Wolfe
Notes on the Translations
About the Translators
Bibliography

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