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Warsaw Diary Of Adam Czerniakow
     

Warsaw Diary Of Adam Czerniakow

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by Raul Hilberg
 

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ISBN-10: 1566632307

ISBN-13: 9781566632300

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

Adam Czerniakow was a Polish Jew who killed himself on July 23, 1942—on the face of it not an uncommon occurrence in those times. But there is more to the story than the tragic death of one man among so many millions. Czerniakow was for almost three years the chairman of the Warsaw Judenrat—a Jew, devoted to his people, who served as the Nazi-sponsored

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Adam Czerniakow was a Polish Jew who killed himself on July 23, 1942—on the face of it not an uncommon occurrence in those times. But there is more to the story than the tragic death of one man among so many millions. Czerniakow was for almost three years the chairman of the Warsaw Judenrat—a Jew, devoted to his people, who served as the Nazi-sponsored “mayor” of the Warsaw Ghetto. His personal dealings with the German authorities bring to this daily record of events a depth of knowledge, accuracy of detail, and panorama of view that was possible to no other participant in the epic prelude to the final doom of the largest captive Jewish community in Eastern Europe. This secret journal is not only the testimony of an unbearable personal burden but the documentary of the Ghetto’s terminal agony. It is the most important diary to emerge from the Holocaust.

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ISBN-13:
9781566632300
Publisher:
Ivan R Dee
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
946,694
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.27(d)

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Warsaw Diary Of Adam Czerniakow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rina777 More than 1 year ago
To understand the Warsaw ghetto, one must first turn to its leader, Adam Czerniakow. This man did so much for his people while under the Nazi's thumb. The diary displays his inexhaustible and relentless energy and devotion to help his community while refusing to conform to Nazi rule. A compassionate Czerniakow weeps for the ghetto children. When the Nazis ask him to hand over the children for deportation, he commits suicide. The diary of Adam Czerniakow is a tragic story. It is detailed and heart wrenching with a view no other participant can offer. This is a must read for anyone interested in what really happened in WW II.