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The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories

 
 
 
 
The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780253222671
ISBN 10: 253222672
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $35.00
 
 

Powerful testimonies by survivors of the Final Solution in Nazi-occupied areas of the USSR

"And in the sky, the moon wept / Looking on with pity / Bathing passers-by / With loving radiance. / Here they crammed us in / Like herring into a barrel / Barely, barely did we find shelter / We sat in one corner. / Night fell, outlining / Golden stars /And covered with darkness / Human suffering." —from a poem by Lev Rozhetsky, Odessa schoolboy, August 1944

The Unknown Black Book provides, for the first time in English, a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived open-air massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their allies in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II. These documents, from residents of cities, small towns, and rural areas, are first-hand accounts by survivors of work camps, ghettos, forced marches, beatings, starvation, and disease. Collected under the direction of two renowned Soviet Jewish journalists, Vasily Grossman and Ilya Ehrenburg, they tell of Jews who lived in pits, walled-off corners of apartments, attics, and basement dugouts, unable to emerge due to fear that their neighbors would betray them, which often occurred.