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Jewish hit squad : the Łukawiecki partisans unit of the Polish Armia Krajowa, 1941–1944

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Jewish hit squad : the Łukawiecki partisans unit of the Polish Armia Krajowa, 1941–1944
Call No: 940.5336 L39j

Call Number940.5336 L39j
Dates2015/5775; ©2015
Statement of ResponsibilitySimon Lavee (Łukawiecki).
Creators & ContributorsLavee, Simon (author)
Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne. Armia Krajowa (subject)
Summary"Jewish Hit Squad is the [story] of a small band of fighters who not only tried to survive German brutality during WWII, but actively fought back against the Nazis. The author's father, Mundek Łukawiecki, led a Jewish partisan group in the forests of southern Galicia. They operated under the umbrella of the Polish underground movement—the Armia Krajowa (AK). Mundek's group was an AK hit squad that assassinated German soldiers, as well as Polish and Ukrainian Nazi collaborators. The group also sabotaged Nazi operations and attacked strategic German targets such as fuel trains and military installations. At the end of the war, Mundek enlisted in the Polish Communist Secret Police (UB), where he continued to exact revenge on Nazi collaborators. In 1946, after the UB discovered that he was simultaneously supporting the Israeli underground Etzel in Palestine by sending them Jewish fighters, he was forced to flee to Poland. He arrived in Israel in 1948." —Back cover
Contents
  1. A Bottle of Vodka and a Kilogram of Sugar
  2. The Jackals Are Howling
  3. Czyn
  4. A World Turned Upside Down
  5. Camp Lipowa
  6. The Death of Humanity
  7. Sokolniki Death Camp
  8. Return to the Underground Movement
  9. Relocation to Ostrowiec
  10. Partisan Fighting Company
  11. The Establishment of the Lubaczów Ghettos
  12. Rape
  13. Vus Macht der Urel Du?
  14. Leica Camera No. 334164
  15. Mother Maria
  16. Partisan Land
  17. Jewish Partisans in Southeast Lublin
  18. Susiec
  19. Forming the Jewish Hit Squad
    • Berish Brand
    • Isaac Helman
    • Anshel Bogner
    • Maurie Hoffman and His Brother Tobias
  20. Bunker 1
  21. If I Am Not for Myself, Then Who Will Be for Me? And if Not Now, When?
  22. Operations of the Jewish Hit Squad
  23. Bunker 2
  24. Jaworów
  25. Chana's Pledge
  26. The Bridge
  27. Hitlerjugend
  28. Air and Canon Bombardment
  29. Scorched Earth
  30. Caught with Trousers Down
  31. Qualms
  32. From AK to UB
Physical Description xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherJerusalem : Gefen Publishing House
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 283–300) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania