Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan
"A precious record of Jewish life under Nazi rule." —New York Review of Books
"Not only the material for history; it is history itself, agonizingly, triumphantly alive." —Saturday Review
Warsaw resident Chaim Kaplan's journal begins on September 1, 1939, the day the Nazi blitzkrieg stunned the world—the Jews of Poland most of all. It ends in August 1942, when Kaplan realized that the Nazi noose was around his neck. Today Kaplan's diary stands as an extraordinary record of the Nazi destruction of Warsaw's Jewish community. It is as timely as ever.
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An incredible book... Kaplan's diary of the first three years of the Nazi occupation of Warsaw (1939-1942), smuggled out of the country notebook by notebook. He reports every detail of the Nazi ... Read full review
The Scroll of Agony by Chaim Kaplan I have read AT LEAST FIVE TIMES and each time I read the book I find something that I either forgot or did not notice the time I previously read his documentation. It is an extraordinary incite into the life of the Warsaw ghetto and the times that the people were living through. I have never read anything like it before nor have I ever found anything written that can compare to it