Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto

Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1997. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is 9.25 inches by 12.25 inches. 255, [1] pages. Illustrations (many in color). Notes. Chronology. Further Reading. Index. Bookplate on title page, in slipcase. This was a Project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Washington, D.C. This is a Bulfinch Press Book. Chapter 7, Ruins and Remembrance, by Dov Levin. Chapter 8, Inner Life of the Kovno Ghetto, by Lawrence L. Langer. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto, " held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1997-Oct. 3, 1999. Brings together materials from Lithuania, Israel, and the United States to present a view of life, loss, survival, and defiance. Two essays describe the German assault on Lithuania's Jewry, and the Kovno Jews' efforts to devise a "normal" world in the ghetto. The Nazis established a civilian administration under SA Brigadefuhrer Hans Cramer to replace military rule in place from the invasion of Lithuania on June 22, 1941. The Lithuanian Provisional Government was officially disbanded by the Nazis after only a few weeks, but not before approval for the establishment of a ghetto under the supervision of Lithuanian military commandant of Kaunas Jurgis Bobelis, extensive laws enacted against Jews and the provision of auxiliary police to assist the Nazis in the genocide. The Kovno ghetto was a ghetto established by Nazi Germany to hold the Lithuanian Jews of Kaunas during the Holocaust. At its peak, the Ghetto held 29,000 people, most of whom were later sent to concentration and extermination camps, or were shot at the Ninth Fort. About 500 Jews escaped from work details and directly from the Ghetto, and joined Soviet partisan forces in the distant forests of southeast Lithuania and Belarus. Condition: good.

Keywords: Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, Avraham Tory, Concentration Camps, Dachau, Deportations, Ethnic Relations, Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania, Lawrence Langer, Dov Levin, Jews

ISBN: 0821224573

[Book #39371]

Price: $67.50