The avengers

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A.A. Knopf, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
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Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.

Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers, friends. In the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, they were the heart of a breathtakingly courageous underground movement, and when the ghetto was liquidated, they fled to the forests and joined other partisans in continued sabotage and resistance. Riveting, poignant and uplifting, The Avengers is a powerful exploration of resistance and revenge, of courage and dedication, and an inside look at some of the intrepid individuals who fought against the Holocaust and the nazi occupation of Europe.

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Review: The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

User Review  - Sherwood Smith - Goodreads

This was one tough book to read--it took me months. Some of it was so horrific I could only read a page or two, then I had to put it down. At the center are Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak ... Read full review

Review: The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

User Review  - Bryan Bobrick - Goodreads

We all know the tragic story of the millions of Jews who were put to death in concentration camps but you may not know this story. The Avengers tells the true story of a group of youth from the Vilna ... Read full review

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Rich Cohen is the author of Tough Jews and The Avengers. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among many other publications. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. He lives in New York City.

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