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The Resource The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944, Herman Kruk ; edited and introduced by Benjamin Harshav ; translated by Barbara Harshav

The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944, Herman Kruk ; edited and introduced by Benjamin Harshav ; translated by Barbara Harshav

Label
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944
Title
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania
Title remainder
chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944
Statement of responsibility
Herman Kruk ; edited and introduced by Benjamin Harshav ; translated by Barbara Harshav
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • yid
  • eng
Summary
For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania. This unique chronicle includes many recovered pages of Kruk's diaries and provides a powerful eyewitness account of the annihilation of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. This volume includes the Yiddish edition of Kruk's diaries published in 1961 and translated here for the first time, as well as many widely scattered pages of the chronicles, collected here for the first time and meticulously deciphered, translated, and annotated. Kruk describes vividly the collapse of Poland in September, 1939, life as a refugee in Vilna, the manhunt that destroyed most of Vilna Jewry in the summer of 1941, the creation of a ghetto and the persecution and self-rule of the remnants of the "Jerusalem of Lithuania, " the internment of the last survivors in concentration camps in Estonia, and their brutal deaths. Kruk scribbled his final diary entry on September 17, 1944, managing to bury the small, loose pages of his manuscript just hours before he and other camp inmates were shot to death and their bodies burnt on a pyre. Kruk's writings illuminate the tragedy of the Vilna Jews and their courageous efforts to maintain an ideological, social, and cultural life even as their world was being destroyed. To read Kruk's day-by-day account of the unfolding of the Holocaust is to discern the possibilities for human courage and perseverance even in the face of profound fear
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1897-1944
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kruk, Herman
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS135.L52
  • D811.5
LC item number
  • V554813 2002
  • .K7513 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harshav, Benjamin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Klooga (Concentration camp)
  • Kruk, Herman
  • Kruk, Herman
  • Kruk, Herman
  • Kruk, Herman
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Concentration camps
  • Holocaust
  • Getto
  • Judenverfolgung
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Ghetto
  • Judenverfolgung
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Litauen
  • Wilna
  • Wilna
  • Litauen
Label
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944, Herman Kruk ; edited and introduced by Benjamin Harshav ; translated by Barbara Harshav
Link
https://archive.org/details/lastdaysofjerusa00kruk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 713-714) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 46
  • 3.
  • The Vilna Ghetto: September 7, 1941-February 17, 1942
  • 100
  • 4.
  • Between YIVO and Ponar: February 19, 1942-July 9, 1942
  • 212
  • 5.
  • Putsch in the Ghetto: July 11, 1942-October 28, 1942
  • 326
  • Introduction: Herman Kruk's Holocaust Writings
  • 6.
  • The Second Winter: October 29, 1942-March 18, 1943
  • 391
  • 7.
  • The Sky Is Overcast Again: March 19, 1943-May 10, 1943
  • 480
  • 8.
  • The Ghetto Will Not Calm Down: May 12, 1943-July 14, 1943
  • 536
  • 9.
  • Benjamin Harshav
  • Narrative Chronicles of the Ghetto: 1941-1943
  • 593
  • 10.
  • The Camps in Estonia: August 1943-September 1944
  • 659
  • Appendix
  • Place Names
  • 707
  • xxi
  • 1.
  • The Collapse of Poland: September 1939-June 1941
  • 1
  • 2.
  • The Destruction of Jewish Vilna: June 22, 1941-September 6, 1941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lii, 732 pages
Isbn
9780300044942
Lccn
2002016736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48773758
  • (OCoLC)ocm48773758
Label
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944, Herman Kruk ; edited and introduced by Benjamin Harshav ; translated by Barbara Harshav
Link
https://archive.org/details/lastdaysofjerusa00kruk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 713-714) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 46
  • 3.
  • The Vilna Ghetto: September 7, 1941-February 17, 1942
  • 100
  • 4.
  • Between YIVO and Ponar: February 19, 1942-July 9, 1942
  • 212
  • 5.
  • Putsch in the Ghetto: July 11, 1942-October 28, 1942
  • 326
  • Introduction: Herman Kruk's Holocaust Writings
  • 6.
  • The Second Winter: October 29, 1942-March 18, 1943
  • 391
  • 7.
  • The Sky Is Overcast Again: March 19, 1943-May 10, 1943
  • 480
  • 8.
  • The Ghetto Will Not Calm Down: May 12, 1943-July 14, 1943
  • 536
  • 9.
  • Benjamin Harshav
  • Narrative Chronicles of the Ghetto: 1941-1943
  • 593
  • 10.
  • The Camps in Estonia: August 1943-September 1944
  • 659
  • Appendix
  • Place Names
  • 707
  • xxi
  • 1.
  • The Collapse of Poland: September 1939-June 1941
  • 1
  • 2.
  • The Destruction of Jewish Vilna: June 22, 1941-September 6, 1941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lii, 732 pages
Isbn
9780300044942
Lccn
2002016736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48773758
  • (OCoLC)ocm48773758

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