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The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw

The Afterlife of the Revolt

Avinoam J. Patt

Analyzes how the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was interpreted and commemorated following the revolt.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814345160
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348352
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814345177

Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl

The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Assaf

The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.

Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814334218
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814337332

Inside a Gestapo Prison

The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, 1942-1944

Edited and Translated by Irene Tomaszewski

A compelling firsthand account of life behind bars in Nazi Germany, from the point of view of a young member of the Polish Underground.

Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780814332948
Published: May 2006
ISBN: 9780814338872

Defining the Yiddish Nation

The Jewish Folklorists of Poland

Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman

An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.

Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695

On the Edge of Destruction

Jews of Poland between the Two World Wars

Celia S. Heller
Foreword by Nathan Glazer

On the Edge of Destruction, focusing on the Jews of Poland between the two World Wars, illuminates a critical time in the recent Jewish past that has received surprisingly little attention.

Published: January 1994
ISBN: 9780814324943