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The Resource From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg : memoir and testimony, Abraham Sutzkever ; edited and translated by Justin D. Cammy ; afterword by Justin D. Cammy and Avraham Novershtern

From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg : memoir and testimony, Abraham Sutzkever ; edited and translated by Justin D. Cammy ; afterword by Justin D. Cammy and Avraham Novershtern

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From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg : memoir and testimony
Title
From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg
Title remainder
memoir and testimony
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Sutzkever ; edited and translated by Justin D. Cammy ; afterword by Justin D. Cammy and Avraham Novershtern
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Language
  • eng
  • yid
  • eng
Summary
"In 1944, the Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever was airlifted to Moscow from the forest where he had spent the winter among partisan fighters. There he was encouraged by Ilya Ehrenburg, the most famous Soviet Jewish writer of his day, to write a memoir of his two years in the Vilna Ghetto. Now, seventy-five years after it appeared in Yiddish in 1946, Justin Cammy provides a full English translation of one of the earliest published memoirs of the destruction of the city known throughout the Jewish world as the Jerusalem of Lithuania. Based on his own experiences, his conversations with survivors, and his consultation with materials hidden in the ghetto and recovered after the liberation of his hometown, Sutzkever's memoir rests at the intersection of postwar Holocaust literature and history. He grappled with the responsibility to produce a document that would indict the perpetrators and provide an account of both the horrors and the resilience of Jewish life under Nazi rule. Cammy bases his translation on the two extant versions of the full text of the memoir and includes Sutzkever's diary notes and full testimony at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. Fascinating reminiscences of leading Soviet Yiddish cultural figures Sutzkever encountered during his time in Moscow--Ehrenburg, Yiddish modernist poet Peretz Markish, and director of the State Yiddish Theatre Shloyme Mikhoels--reveal the constraints of the political environment in which the memoir was composed. Both shocking and moving in its intensity, From the Vilna Ghetto returns readers to a moment when the scale of the Holocaust was first coming into focus, through the eyes of one survivor who attempted to make sense of daily life, resistance, and death in the ghetto."--
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autobiography
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1913-2010,
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Sutzkever, Abraham
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Yiddish
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cammy, Justin Daniel,
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  • Sutzkever, Abraham
  • Sutzkever, Abraham
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jews
  • Underground movements, War
  • Lithuania
Label
From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg : memoir and testimony, Abraham Sutzkever ; edited and translated by Justin D. Cammy ; afterword by Justin D. Cammy and Avraham Novershtern
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Note
  • "A Yiddish Book Center Translation."
  • Translation of: Fun Ṿilner geṭo
  • Two Yiddish editions of Abraham Sutzkever's Vilna Ghetto were published in early 1946. One appeared in Moscow under the title From the Vilna Ghetto, and the other in Paris as Vilna Ghetto: 1941-1944. This translation is based on the Moscow edition, and cross-checked against the Paris edition for textual variants
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-454) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1241245649
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 475 pages
Isbn
9780228008996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1241245649
Label
From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg : memoir and testimony, Abraham Sutzkever ; edited and translated by Justin D. Cammy ; afterword by Justin D. Cammy and Avraham Novershtern
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Yiddish Book Center Translation."
  • Translation of: Fun Ṿilner geṭo
  • Two Yiddish editions of Abraham Sutzkever's Vilna Ghetto were published in early 1946. One appeared in Moscow under the title From the Vilna Ghetto, and the other in Paris as Vilna Ghetto: 1941-1944. This translation is based on the Moscow edition, and cross-checked against the Paris edition for textual variants
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1241245649
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 475 pages
Isbn
9780228008996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1241245649

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