Life in the Ghettos During the Holocaust

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Eric Sterling
Syracuse University Press, 2005 - History - 356 pages
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Unlike many Holocaust books, which deal primarily with the concentration camps, this book focuses on Jewish life before Jews lost their autonomy and fell totally under Nazi power. These essays concern various aspects of Jewish daily life and governance, such as the Judenrat, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, religious life, housing, death, smuggling, art, and the struggle for survival while under siege by the Nazi regime. Written by survivors of the ghettos throughout Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, this collection contains historical and cultural articles by prominent scholars, an essay on Holocaust theatre, and an article on teaching the Holocaust to students.

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My Ancestral Home
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Survivor Accountsfrom the Warsaw Lod
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illustrations
15
Copyright

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Eric J. Sterling, distinguished research professor of English and philosophy at Auburn University and is the son of a survivor and the grandson of a survivor who was interned at Buchenwald.

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