The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry
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|Format:||Paperback, 628 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 31 August 2003|
The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparison is to The Gulag Archipelago of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. Now available in paperback, it will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe. The Black is the single most important text documenting the slaughter of Jews in the USSR. Until now, it was only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry, now in paperback, is a major literary and intellectual event.
About the Author
Ilya Ehrenburg (1891-1967) was a Soviet novelist and journalist. He is best known for his six volumes of memoirs. Vasily Grossman (1905-1964) was a major Soviet writer. His most important novel is Life and Fate. David Patterson is Bornblum Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Memphis. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Holocaust, and has won the Koret Jewish Book Award. Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He also serves as the chairman and editorial director of Transaction Publishers. Helen Segall is professor emerita of Russian at Dickenson College. She is currently researching and writing a book on the Holocaust in Poland and the Western Ukraine.
"[O]ne of the most important books in the vast literature on the Holocaust..... The extent of cruelty exhibited here and the uncontrolled ways in which it happened are a graphic demonstration of what the human race is capable of when left entirely to its own devices." - William B. Helmreich, Long Island Jewish World; "[P]repared by Ehrenburg and Grossman themselves, with fine literary skill.... Each section of the documents has a useful set of notes compiled by David Patterson, author of this excellent translation, which clarifies factual issues, and presents brief biographies of more significant figures." - Richard Overy, Times Literary Supplement
|Publisher: ||Transaction Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 17.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.07 kg)|