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London: Vallentine Mitchell, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 275,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix A: The History of the Exodus. Appendix B: The History of the Ordzhonikidze Detachment, Kirov Brigade. Index. Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert. Sticker residue on DJ flap. Two cousins relate their experiences with Bielski s partisan brigade in war-torn Russia during the Second World War. Natives of Novogrodek, part of present-day Belarus, they describe Jewish life before the Holocaust and furnish a most moving account of how a thriving and prosperous Jewish center was decimated by the Nazis and local collaborators. Initial joy when their hometown was taken over by the Soviet Union disappeared when the Germans ran the Russians out of town and started implementing policies to eradicate all Jews and anything Jewish. Dov (Berl), the elder of the cousins, whose account comprises the first section of the book, lost his immediate family in the early days of German occupation and escaped from ghetto life in November 1942.
New York: Collier Books, 1973. Revised Edition. First Collier Books Edition [stated]. Presumed First Printing. Trade paperback. 410,  p. maps. 21 cm. Occasional footnotes. Index. Previous owner's mailing label on half-title page. Embossed stamp on title page. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8 inches. Translation of Megilat yisurin. Originally published as The Scroll of Agony, this is a classic depiction of the Holocaust. Carefully hidden and preserved in a kerosene can, twenty years after the annihilation of the Warsaw Ghetto, it was discovered. Now reissued with recently found entries spanning April 4, 1941 through May 2, 1942, and a new Preface by Abraham H. Katsh, it is an extraordinary first-person record of the Nazi occupation and destruction of Warsaw's Jewish community. From an on-line posting on Abraham I. Katsh: "Polish-born American educator and researcher who was a scholar of Judaica and was credited with the addition of modern Hebrew to the curricula of American colleges; during the Cold War he persuaded Soviet officials to allow him to study and microfilm--and thus make available to scholars--thousands of Jewish documents they had seized and hidden (b. Aug. 10, 1908, --d. July 21, 1998)."
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982. First Printing thus [Stated]. Hardcover. 400 pages. Illustrations. Name in ink on fep. Half-title page roughly removed. DJ has wear, tears and some soiling and is in a plastic sleeve. Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982 which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He was a lecturer at the University of New England (1968 70). He has also written screenplays, memoirs and non-fiction books. Keneally was known as "Mick" until 1964 but began using the name Thomas when he started publishing, after advice from his publisher to use what was really his first name.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. ix, , 518 pages. DJ has price present. DJ has some wear, soiling,and edge tears. Excerpt from KIRKUS REVIEW: Maybe not the largest, maybe not the most secret, but ... the most exciting -- at least as recollected by Ruth Kluger about her operations with the Mossad in World War II. That was a group of ten secret individuals (nine men and a woman) who tried to smuggle Jews out of Europe into Palestine as Hitler was making his final decision between deportation and incineration -- and every country in the world ""regretfully"" barred its doors. Unbelievable obstacles -- finding ship owners willing to lease vessels at premium in wartime; calming down passengers confined shipboard, endless baksheesh (bribes) to border officials, stationmasters, harbormasters, embassies (for phony transit or entry visas); evading British ships and border patrols which sent illegal immigrants (only 10,000 legal per year) back to where they came or, at best, to some Palestinian prison; and finally, money from rich Jews unwilling to believe their civilized world was collapsing all around them. This is truly a tragic, story no one, Jews, gypsies, or the great untouched, should ever forget.