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Resistance : Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Yisrael Gutman


Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780395901304
Number Of Pages: 328

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On April 19, 1943, thousands of Nazi troops were given the order to remove all Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, a few square blocks sheltering the remnants of the half million or more Jewish citizens of Poland's capital, to the death camps of Treblinka and Auschwitz. They were to kill those who resisted. A few hundred of the trapped Jews, mostly teenagers, armed only with pistols, Molotov cocktails, and a few light machine guns, vowed to fight back. Resistance is the full story of the uprising and the events leading to it, told by a survivor of the battle who is now a world-renowned Israeli scholar of the Holocaust. Warsaw in the 1920s and 1930s was the home of Europe's largest and most vibrant Jewish community. It included the rich, the poor, and the middle class; casual assimilationists and ardent Zionists; representatives of the full spectrum of political and religious factions. Then came the German onslaught of ruthless violence against the Jews - isolation and starvation amid desperation and disease - then deportations. As the ghetto walls rose, hundreds of thousands were rounded up and sent to Treblinka. But resistance began to take shape, and when the final attack order came, the ghetto fighters stood ready. Supported by moving and dramatic excerpts from diaries, letters, and other documents of the period, Resistance is destined to take its place as the classic account of a most important turning point in Jewish and world history.

"Superb, moving, richly informative history." "Superb, moving, richly informative history." Publishers Weekly

The First Weeks of Warp. 1
The Jews of Warsaw Between the Warsp. 14
A New and Different Existencep. 49
The Ghetto Is Sealedp. 71
The Turning Pointp. 99
Political Parties and Youth Movementsp. 120
Deportation to Deathp. 133
The Establishment of the Jewish Fighting Organizationp. 146
Between the Expulsion and January 1943p. 161
January 1943: The First Instance of Resistancep. 177
The Endp. 201
Bibliographical Notesp. 263
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780395901304
ISBN-10: 0395901308
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.29  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition