The Warsaw ghetto : a guide to the perished city

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The Warsaw ghetto : a guide to the perished city
Call No: REF 943.8053 E57w

Call NumberREF 943.8053 E57w
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates©2009
Statement of ResponsibilityBarbara Engelking & Jacek Leociak ; translated by Emma Harris.
Creators & ContributorsEngelking, Barbara (author)
Leociak, Jacek (author)
Harris, Emma (translator)
SummaryThe establishment and subsequent liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto has become an icon of the Holocaust experience, yet, remarkably, a full history of the ghetto has never been written, despite the publication over some sixty years of numerous memoirs, studies, biographical accounts, and primary documents. The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City is this history, researched and written with painstaking care and devotion over many years and now published for the first time in English. "In this book the authors explore the history of the ghetto's evolution, detailing the daily experience of its thousands and thousands of inhabitants from its creation in 1941 to its liquidation in 1943. Encyclopedic in scope, the book encompasses a range of topics from food supplies to education, religious activities to the structure of the Judenrat. Separate chapters deal with the mass deportations to Treblinka in July 1942 and the famous uprising in April 1943. Detailed original maps identify the locations of businesses, social institutions, medical facilities, and more, while biographical notes, a glossary of terms, and an extensive bibliography complete this masterful work of restoration." Book jacket
ContentsIntroduction
  • Jews in Warsaw Before 1939
  • The Occupation Authorities of the Generalgouvernement
  • Chronology : September 1939–May 1943
  • The Inhabitants of the Ghetto : Demographic Data
Topography and Communications
  • The Boundaries of the Warsaw Ghetto, September 1939–May 1943
  • Transportation in the Ghetto, November 1940–July 1942
Institutions
  • The Judenrat
  • The Jewish Order Service
  • The "Thirteen" and Collaborators
  • The Health Service
  • Social Welfare
  • Education and Science
  • Postal Services
Economic Life
  • Manufacturing, Production, and the Labor Market
  • Provisioning
  • Smuggling
  • Commerce and Services
Community Life
  • Culture and Entertainment
  • Religious Life
  • Conspiracy
Deportation
  • The Great Deportation Aktion, 21 July–24 September 1942
  • Possibilities of Escape
The Armed Struggle
  • Everyday Life After the Deportation
  • Self-Defense in January
  • The Warsaw Ghetto, January–April 1943
  • The Uprising
Epilogue : The Place Where the Ghetto Used to Be
Physical Description xxix, 906 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm + 3 maps (colour ; 66 x 55 cm folded to 18 x 15 cm)
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew Haven : Yale University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 843–873) and indexes
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by David & Susie Zacks