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The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943 Ghetto, Underground, Revolt

by Yisrael Gutman

The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943 Ghetto, Underground, Revolt Synopsis

It took the Nazis longer to quell the Warsaw ghetto uprising than it had taken them to defeat entire countries. How could the Jews of Warsaw-starved and persecuted, their numbers decimated by mass deportations to concentration camps, with few weapons and no aid from outside the ghetto walls-stand up to the might of the Third Reich? To address this question, the author of The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943 looks beyond the ghetto uprising itself to consider the broader character of Jewish public life as it took shape during the occupation and ghettoization of what had been Europe's greatest Jewish urban center. The book describes the growth and development of the resistance movement and armed struggle against the wider historical background and the development of clandestine communal activiies in the ghetto. It makes use of extensive primary and secondary materials from Jewish, German, and Polish sources to throw light on critical events. The Jews of Warsawy, 1939-1943 is a massive scholarly undertaking, at once authentic, scrupulously objective, and deeply moving.

The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943 Ghetto, Underground, Revolt Press Reviews

The best recent book on the Warsaw ghetto is Yisrael Gutman's The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943. Commentary This scrupulously objective and fully documented work chronicles the struggle of the Jews of Warsaw from the outbreak of the war on September 1, 1939 through the crushing of the revolt in May 1943... admirable and convincing. American Historical Review The book covers the subject as no other volume has hitherto - and is unlikely ever to be surpassed... an enduring monument. Times Literary Supplement Yisrael Gutman has written the definitive work on the tragic-heroic history of the Warsaw Ghetto. It is detailed, well-organized, yet personal and engaging. Arnold Krammer, Texas A & M, The Journal of Military History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253331748
Publication date: 22nd August 1982
Author: Yisrael Gutman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 510 pages
Categories: European history, General & world history, Second World War,

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