In those nightmarish days : the ghetto reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz

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In those nightmarish days : the ghetto reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz
Call No: 943.8053 O61i

Call Number943.8053 O61i
Dates[2015]; ©2015
Statement of Responsibilityedited and with an introduction by Samuel D. Kassow ; translated and co-edited by David Suchoff.
Creators & ContributorsOpochinsky, Peretz (author)
Zelḳoṿiṭsh, Yosef (author)
Kassow, Samuel D. (editor)
Suchoff, David Bruce (translator)
Opochinsky, Peretz (subject)
Zelḳoṿiṭsh, Yosef (subject)
Summary"Peretz Opoczynski was a journalist who made significant contributions to the Warsaw ghetto's secret Jewish archive, Oyneg Shabes. Josef Zelkowicz, an ordained rabbi, became a key member of the semi-official archive in the Łódź ghetto. While other writers sought to create an objective and dispassionate record of ghetto circumstances, Zelkowicz and Opoczynski chronicled daily life and Jewish responses to the torment of Nazi oppression with powerful immediacy. This is a volume of reportage from occupied Poland produced in the two major Nazi ghettos, Warsaw and Łódź, by two Yiddish writers schooled in the culture of East European Jewry." —Back cover
Contents
  • Peretz Opoczynski: reportage from the Warsaw ghetto
  • Josef Zelkowicz: reportage from the Łódź ghetto
  • Twenty-five chickens and one dead document
  • Hold on to that bowl
  • In those nightmarish days
Physical Description lii, 309 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Yiddish.
PublisherNew Haven : Yale University Press
Notes
  • Included works:
    • Opochinsky, Peretz, 1895–1943. Reporṭazshn fun Ṿarsheṿer geṭo [English]
    • Zelḳoṿiṭsh, Yosef, 1897–1944. In yene ḳoshmarne ṭeg [English]
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania