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The Resource Secret city : the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945, Gunnar S. Paulsson

Secret city : the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945, Gunnar S. Paulsson

Label
Secret city : the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945
Title
Secret city
Title remainder
the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945
Statement of responsibility
Gunnar S. Paulsson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though the Nazis forced most of Warsaw's Jews into the city's infamous ghetto during World War II, some 28,000 Jews either hid and never entered the Warsaw Ghetto or escaped from it. This book-the first detailed treatment of Jewish escape and hiding during the Holocaust-tells the dramatic story of the hidden Jews of Warsaw. Gunnar S. Paulsson shows that after the 1942 deportations nearly a quarter of the ghetto's remaining Jews managed to escape. Once in hiding, connected by elaborate networks of which Poles, Germans, and the Jews themselves were largely unaware, they formed what can aptly be called a secret city. Paulsson challenges many established assumptions. He shows that despite appalling difficulties and dangers, many of these Jews survived; that the much-reviled German, Polish, and Jewish policemen, as well as Jewish converts and their families, were key in helping Jews escape; that though many more Poles helped than harmed the Jews, most stayed neutral; and that escape and hiding happened spontaneously, without much help from either the Polish or the Jewish underground. He suggests that the Jewish leadership was wrong to dismiss the possibility of escape, staking everything on a hopeless uprising. Paulsson's engrossing book offers a new perspective on Jewish honor and Holocaust history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paulsson, Gunnar S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Label
Secret city : the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945, Gunnar S. Paulsson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-287) 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
48965137
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300095463
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2002002005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Secret city : the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945, Gunnar S. Paulsson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-287) 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
48965137
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300095463
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2002002005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

Library Locations

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