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Author Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010, author.

Title From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg : memoir and testimony / Abraham Sutzkever ; edited and translated by Justin D. Cammy ; afterword by Justin D. Cammy and Avraham Novershtern
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2021]
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Contents Cover -- FROM THE VILNA GHETTO TO NUREMBERG -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- VILNA GHETTO -- Translator's Introduction -- Part I In German Claws -- Part II Behind the Gates -- Part III The Partisan Organization -- Part IV On Smoking Ashes -- THE MOSCOW YEARS (1944-1946) -- Editor's Introduction -- Part I Testimony at Nuremberg -- Nuremberg: Diary Notes -- Testimony at the Nuremberg Trials -- Part II Three Reminiscences -- Editor's Introduction -- Ilya Ehrenburg -- Peretz Markish and His Circle -- With Shloyme Mikhoels
Afterword: "Written in Moscow, Summer 1944" -- Vilna Ghetto Chronology -- List of Place Names in Vilna -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index
Summary "In 1944, the Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever was airlifted to Moscow from the forest where he had spent the winter among partisan fighters. There he was encouraged by Ilya Ehrenburg, the most famous Soviet Jewish writer of his day, to write a memoir of his two years in the Vilna Ghetto. Now, seventy-five years after it appeared in Yiddish in 1946, Justin Cammy provides a full English translation of one of the earliest published memoirs of the destruction of the city known throughout the Jewish world as the Jerusalem of Lithuania. Based on his own experiences, his conversations with survivors, and his consultation with materials hidden in the ghetto and recovered after the liberation of his hometown, Sutzkever's memoir rests at the intersection of postwar Holocaust literature and history. He grappled with the responsibility to produce a document that would indict the perpetrators and provide an account of both the horrors and the resilience of Jewish life under Nazi rule. Cammy bases his translation on the two extant versions of the full text of the memoir and includes Sutzkever's diary notes and full testimony at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. Fascinating reminiscences of leading Soviet Yiddish cultural figures Sutzkever encountered during his time in Moscow--Ehrenburg, Yiddish modernist poet Peretz Markish, and director of the State Yiddish Theatre Shloyme Mikhoels--reveal the constraints of the political environment in which the memoir was composed. Both shocking and moving in its intensity, From the Vilna Ghetto returns readers to a moment when the scale of the Holocaust was first coming into focus, through the eyes of one survivor who attempted to make sense of daily life, resistance, and death in the ghetto."-- Provided by publisher
Notes "A Yiddish Book Center Translation."
Translation of: Fun Ṿilner geṭo
Two Yiddish editions of Abraham Sutzkever's Vilna Ghetto were published in early 1946. One appeared in Moscow under the title From the Vilna Ghetto, and the other in Paris as Vilna Ghetto: 1941-1944. This translation is based on the Moscow edition, and cross-checked against the Paris edition for textual variants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 28, 2021)
Subject Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010.
Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Lithuania -- Vilnius
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Lithuania -- Vilnius
World War, 1939-1945 -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Personal narratives, Jewish
HISTORY / Jewish
Ethnic relations.
Jews -- Persecutions.
War -- Underground movements.
Vilnius (Lithuania) -- Ethnic relations
Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
Author Cammy, Justin Daniel, translator, editor.
ISBN 9780228010449
Other Titles Fun Ṿilner geṭo. English