Justyna's Narrative

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Written during World War II, Justyna's Narrative is a compelling account of the Krakow Jewish resistance. From February through April 1943, Gusta Davidson Draenger (aka "Justyna"?) composed the narrative on scraps of paper smuggled into her prison cell. Between sessions of torture and interrogation at the hands of the Gestapo, she recorded the activities and spiritual aspirations of the clandestine group of young Jewish idealists who forged documents, acquired weapons, and committed acts of defiance against the Nazis.


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The memoir of a young Jewish resistance fighter, written in a Polish prison during WW II shortly before the author's escape—and death. All Holocaust narratives are sad, but some are more profoundly ... Read full review

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Editors Introduction
Introduction to the Polish Edition 1945
Justynas Narrative

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About the author (1996)

Roslyn Hirsch is a professional translator. David H. Hirsch is professor emeritus of English and Judaic Studies at Brown University. Eli Pfefferkorn teaches Judaic studies at Central Hebrew Academy of Toronto.

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