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Łódź Ghetto : a history /
Isaiah Trunk ; translated and edited by Robert Moses Shapiro ; introduced by Israel Gutman.
imprint
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2006.
description
lvii, 493 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0253347556 (hbk.), 9780253347558
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imprint
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2006.
isbn
0253347556 (hbk.)
9780253347558
contents note
Establishment of the ghetto -- Organization of the ghetto -- Provisioning -- Forced labor -- Diseases and mortality -- Persecutions, murder, and deportations -- Internal conditions -- The problem of resistance.
general note
"Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum"
language note
Translated from the Yiddish.
catalogue key
5921514
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-476) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-01-01:
This translation of Isaiah Trunk's classic history of the "odz ghetto (first published, mostly in Yiddish, in 1962) makes available an invaluable resource for English-language readers. Soon after the war, Trunk, a former resident of the city in central Poland and fluent in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German, and Russian, began examining thousands of primary source documents in an attempt to describe and understand what befell the more than 200,000 Jews of "odz. Although additional documentation has come to light since he wrote, his work remains the necessary starting point for all serious study. Trunk reconstructs the founding, organization, and feeding of the ghetto and devotes detailed chapters to forced labor, disease and mortality, daily physical abuse, and the deportations. The problems of resistance and collaboration, particularly the role of chairman of the Jewish council, Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski--"King Chaim," as he was sometimes dubbed--receive a relatively balanced and judicious treatment. The book is handsomely produced and, in addition to 141 original documents (in translation), an extraordinarily detailed index, and period photographs, contains informative essays by translator-editor Shapiro and two renowned Holocaust scholars, the late Joseph Kermish and Israel Gutman. An indispensable tool for Holocaust research. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. R. S. Levy University of Illinois at Chicago
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This translation... makes available an invaluable resource for English-language readers.... The book is handsomely produced and, in addition to 141 original documents (in translation), an extraordinarily detailed index, and period photographs, contains informative essays by translator-editor Shapiro and two renowned Holocaust scholars, the late Joseph Kermish and Israel Gutman. An indispensable tool for Holocaust research.... Essential.
"This translation... makes available an invaluable resource for English-language readers.... The book is handsomely produced and, in addition to 141 original documents (in translation), an extraordinarily detailed index, and period photographs, contains informative essays by translator-editor Shapiro and two renowned Holocaust scholars, the late Joseph Kermish and Israel Gutman. An indispensable tool for Holocaust research.... Essential." -- Choice
"This translation... makes available an invaluable resource for English-language readers.... The book is handsomely produced and, in addition to 141 original documents (in translation), an extraordinarily detailed index, and period photographs, contains informative essays by translator-editor Shapiro and two renowned Holocaust scholars, the late Joseph Kermish and Israel Gutman. An indispensable tool for Holocaust research.... Essential." -Choice
Trunk's essential volume provides invaluable material for yet more objective 'appreciations' of the terrible plight of the Jewish leaderships and inhabitants in the 'ghettos for Jews' set up by the Nazi authorities in the East.
"Trunk's essential volume provides invaluable material for yet more objective 'appreciations' of the terrible plight of the Jewish leaderships and inhabitants in the 'ghettos for Jews' set up by the Nazi authorities in the East." -- Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 89, no. 1, January 2011
"Trunk's essential volume provides invaluable material for yet more objective 'appreciations' of the terrible plight of the Jewish leaderships and inhabitants in the 'ghettos for Jews' set up by the Nazi authorities in the East." -Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 89, no. 1, January 2011
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Summaries
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In his comprehensive examination of the Lódz Ghetto, historian Isaiah Trunk sought to describe and explain the tragedy that befell the Jews imprisoned in the first major ghetto imposed by the Germans after they invaded Poland in 1939. Included are translations of the 141 documents that Trunk reproduced in his volume.
Long Description
The first English translation of Isaiah Trunk's monumental study of LC3dE: Ghetto, the first major ghetto imposed by the Germans after they invaded Poland in 1939.
Main Description
In his comprehensive examination of the L dz Ghetto, originally published in Yiddish in 1962, historian Isaiah Trunk sought to describe and explain the tragedy that befell the Jews imprisoned in the first major ghetto imposed by the Germans after they invaded Poland in 1939. L dz had been home to nearly a quarter million Jews. When the Soviet military arrived in January 1945, they found 877 living Jews and the remains of a vast industrial enterprise that had employed masses of enslaved Jewish laborers. Based on an exhaustive study of primary sources in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German, and Russian, Isaiah Trunk, a former resident of L dz, reconstructs the organization of the ghetto and discusses its provisioning; forced lab∨ diseases and mortality; crime and deportations; living conditions; political, social, and cultural life; and resistance. Included are translations of the 141 documents that Trunk reproduced in his volume.
Main Description
In his comprehensive examination of the Lódz Ghetto, originally published in Yiddish in 1962, historian Isaiah Trunk sought to describe and explain the tragedy that befell the Jews imprisoned in the first major ghetto imposed by the Germans after they invaded Poland in 1939. Lódz had been home to nearly a quarter million Jews. When the Soviet military arrived in January 1945, they found 877 living Jews and the remains of a vast industrial enterprise that had employed masses of enslaved Jewish laborers. Based on an exhaustive study of primary sources in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German, and Russian, Isaiah Trunk, a former resident of Lódz, reconstructs the organization of the ghetto and discusses its provisioning; forced labor; diseases and mortality; crime and deportations; living conditions; political, social, and cultural life; and resistance. Included are translations of the 141 documents that Trunk reproduced in his volume.
Main Description
In his comprehensive examination of the Lódz Ghetto, originally published in Yiddish in 1962, historian Isaiah Trunk sought to describe and explain the tragedy that befell the Jews imprisoned in the first major ghetto imposed by the Germans after they invaded Poland in 1939. Lódz had been home to nearly a quarter million Jews. When the Soviet military arrived in January 1945, they found 877 living Jews and the remains of a vast industrial enterprise that had employed masses of enslaved Jewish labourers. Based on an exhaustive study of primary sources in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German, and Russian, Isaiah Trunk, a former resident of Lódz, reconstructs the organization of the ghetto and discusses its provisioning; forced labour; diseases and mortality; crime and deportations; living conditions; political, social, and cultural life; and resistance. Included are translations of the 141 documents that Trunk reproduced in his volume.
Main Description
The first English translation of Isaiah Trunk's monumental study of Lodz Ghetto.
Table of Contents
List of Major Tables, Charts, and Mapsp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Translator-Editor's Introductionp. xi
Isaiah Trunkp. xxi
Introduction: The Distinctiveness of the Lodz Ghettop. xxix
Forewordp. 1
Author's Prefacep. 3
Establishment of the Ghetto: Documents 1-23p. 9
Organization of the Ghetto: Documents 26-64p. 32
Provisioning: Documents 65-83p. 104
Forced Labor: Documents 84-95p. 148
Diseases and Mortalityp. 198
Persecutions, Murder, and Deportations: Documents 96-112p. 224
Internal Conditions: Documents 113-141p. 294
The Problem of Resistancep. 394
Conclusions and Summationsp. 400
Documents Arranged by Chapterp. 405
Street Names in Lodz Ghettop. 411
Acknowledgmentsp. 415
Notesp. 417
Bibliographyp. 471
Names Indexp. 477
Places Indexp. 481
Subjects Indexp. 483
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