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Title Writing in witness : a Holocaust reader / edited by Eric J. Sundquist
Published New York : State University of New York Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xxx, 470 pages)
Series SUNY series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture
SUNY series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture.
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Note on Sources and the Text; Prisoners: A Prologue; Victor Klemperer, The Yellow Star; Jean Améry, Torture; Anonymous Warsaw Man, A Warsaw Jew Writes to His Gentile Friend; Yehoshua Moshe Aaronson, The Scroll of the House of Bondage; Hilda Dajc, Letters from a Concentration Camp in Serbia; Odd Nansen, A Decent Man; Yitzhak Katzenelson, Vittel Prison Diary; Ella Lingens-Reiner, Prisoners of Fear; Abraham Levite, For an Auschwitz Anthology; In the Ghetto; Yankev Glatshteyn (Jacob Glatstein), Good Night, World
Samuel Golfard, "One must write with blood"Avraham Tory, Kovno Diary-Roundup and Murders at the Ninth Fort; Herman Kruk, Vilna Diary-Eyewitness to Murder at Ponary; Abraham Sutzkever, Three Poems from the Vilna Ghetto; Oskar Rosenfeld, Starvation in the Ghetto; Simkhe Bunem Shayevitsh, Lekh-Lekho; Anonymous Lódz Boy, "To ease my bitter heart"; Emanuel Ringelblum, "Why is the world silent?"; Chaim A. Kaplan, Scroll of Agony; Gusta Davidson Draenger, Resistance in Kraków; The Final Solution; Lidia Maximovna Slipchenko, Mass Murder in Odessa; Piotr Rawicz, Blood from the Sky
Hermann Friedrich Graebe, Massacre, Resistance, and RescuePhilip Mechanicus, "Inside the belly of the venomous snake": Transports from Westerbork; Alexander Donat, "Hell has no bottom": Majdanek; Kurt Gerstein, Witness at Belzec; Seweryna Szmaglewska, Slave Labor and Death in Birkenau; Primo Levi, "The saved and the drowned": The Prominents and the Muselmänner; Abraham Krzepicki, Transport to Treblinka; Rachel Auerbach, The Road to Heaven; Oskar Strawczynski, The Treblinka Orchestra; Paul Celan, Death Fugue; The Gray Zone; Chaim Rumkowski, "Give me your children."
Josef Zelkowicz, "The heart of a slaughterer": The Jewish Police at WorkCalel Perechodnik, Am I a Murderer?; Sara Nomberg-Przytyk, The Block of Death; Gisella Perl, Childbirth in Auschwitz-Birkenau; Szlama Winer, Inside the Chelmno Death Camp; Zalmen Gradowski, "In the deep sea of corpses": The Czech Transport; Holy Days; Shimon Huberband, Kiddush Hashem; David Kahane, "How shall we sing the Lord's song?"; Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira, "Love God with all your heart": The Lesson of Rabbi Akiva; Zelig Kalmanovitch, "What is a Jew and who is a Jew?"
Etty Hillesum, "The thinking heart of a whole concentration camp"Anonymous Warsaw Poet, And I Will Impart My Revenge upon Edom; Abel J. Herzberg, Jewish Faith, Jewish Unity; Survivors; Hanna Lévy-Hass, Last Days of Bergen-Belsen; Robert Antelme, Death March through Germany; Jorge Semprún, "But can the story be told?"; Charlotte Delbo, The Stream; Yekhiel Kirshnbaum, The City without Jews; Elie Wiesel, Why I Write; Ruth Klüger, Still Alive; Aharon Appelfeld, The Awakening; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary "Writing in Witness is a broad survey of the most important writing about the Holocaust produced by eyewitnesses at the time and soon after. Whether they intended to spark resistance and undermine Nazi authority, to comfort family and community, to beseech God, or to leave a memorial record for posterity, the writers reflect on the power and limitations of the written word in the face of events often thought to be beyond representation. The diaries, journals, letters, poems, and other works were created across a geography reaching from the Baltics to the Balkans, from the Atlantic coast to the heart of the Soviet Union, and in a wide array of original languages. Along with the readings, Eric J. Sundquist's introductions provide a comprehensive account of the Holocaust as a historical event. Including works by prominent authors such as Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel as well as those little known or anonymous, Writing in Witness provides, in vital and memorable examples, a wide-ranging account of the Holocaust by those who felt the imperative to give written testimony"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 26, 2018)
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors -- Diaries
Holocaust survivors -- Anecdotes
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Holocaust survivors.
Genre/Form diaries.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Journaux intimes.
Récits personnels.
Form Electronic book
Author Sundquist, Eric J., editor.
ISBN 9781438470337