Henryk Grynberg, born in 1936 in Warsaw, Poland, survived the Holocaust in hiding and on so-called Aryan papers. He is the author of twenty-four books of prose, poetry, essays, and drama, and his work has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, and Czech. Grynberg, who lives in Virginia, has received many literary awards, including the Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska award. His Children of Zion was published by Northwestern University Press in 1997.
"The Victory is a rather gentle novel, understating its
points if anything, letting the reality behind the events shine
through to the reader." --Polish Review
"[The Victory] is part of a series in which Grynberg, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the U.S. in 1968, fictionalizes the events of his life from WW II onward. This volume follows events from the last weeks of the war through the Communist takeover of Poland. The unnamed narrator, a nine-year-old boy, and his widowed mother have survived the war by passing as Aryans, and they must decide how to live in the aftermath of brutality . . . the book has moments of appalling power." --Publishers Weekly