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The Wartime Diary Of Edmund Kessler

By: Kessler, Edmund

1934843989 / 9781934843987
Hardback
18/02/2010
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United States
422 grams 160 pages
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Dr Kessler, a Jewish attorney from Lwow, Poland, gives an eye-witness account of the Holocaust through the events recorded in his diary between the years, 1942-1944.

In vivid, raw, documentary style, he describes his experiences in the Lwow Ghetto, the Janowska Concentration Camp, and in an underground bunker where he and twenty-three other Jews were hidden by a courageous Polish farmer and his family.

The book includes a chapter written by Kazimierz Kalwinski, who, as a teenager, was a care-taker for the hidden Jews on his family's farm.

Edmund's daughter, Renata Kessler, coordinated the book and has written the epilogue about her search for the story, which has taken her to Israel, Poland, and Lviv, Ukraine.

Renowned scholar Antony Polonsky contributes an insightful historical overview of the times in which the book takes place.

This is a tremendous resource for historians, scholars, and all serious students of the Holocaust.

BIC:

1DVP Poland, 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), BJ Diaries, letters & journals, HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBTZ1 The Holocaust

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