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Author Porat, Dina.

Title The fall of a sparrow : the life and times of Abba Kovner / Dina Porat ; translated and edited by Elizabeth Yuval
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 411 pages) : illustrations
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Contents Part One: Childhood and Youth (1918-1941): "Jerusalem without 'Jerusalem of Lithuania, ' will it still be Jerusalem?" -- Part Two: Holocaust and War (1941-1944): "A terrible mountain of memory" -- Part Three: Postwar Years in Europe and in Israel (1944-1949): "The Wilja and the Alexander [rivers] mingle together" -- Part Four: A Life of Activity and Creativity (1949-1987): "How, my friends, is my poetry different from yours?"
Summary This book is the only full biography in English of the partisan, poet, and patriot Abba Kovner (1918-1987), an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of Independence, born in Vilna, 'the Jerusalem of Lithuania'. Long before the rest of the world suspected, he was the first person to state that Hitler was planning to kill the Jews of Europe, and who, along with other defenders of the Vilna ghetto, escaped, only hours before its destruction, to the forest, to join the partisans fighting the Nazis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-398) and index
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Subject Kovner, Abba, 1918-1987.
Authors, Israeli -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Yuval, Elizabeth.
LC no. 2009015729
ISBN 0804762481 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804772525 (electronic bk.)
9780804762489 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804772525 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Me-╩╗ever le-gishmi. English