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From victims to victors

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From victims to victors
Call No: 943.805 S58f

Call Number943.805 S58f
Statement of ResponsibilityPeter Silverman, David Smuschkowitz, Peter Smuszkowicz.
Creators & ContributorsSilverman, Peter (author)
Smuschkowitz, David (author)
Smuszkowicz, Peter (author)
Arad, Yitzhak (contributor)
Pasternack, Sam (contributor)
Canadian Society for Yad Vashem (contributor)
Smuszkowicz family (subject)
Silberman family (subject)
Summary"Peter Silverman, David and Peter Smuschkowitz portray this entire range of difficulties and vicissitudes within the microcosm of Jody, a typical Jewish townlet in eastern Europe. They describe a Jewish family and a group of young Jews and their attempts to survive with the aid of the local population, their efforts to obtain arms, the anti-semitism they encounter in the forest and their fight against the Nazi enemy. All these are significant instances of heroism." —Yitzhak Arad
ContentsForeword / Yitzhak Arad, Sam Pasternack
  1. Our Family
  2. Our Town—Jody
  3. Two Years Under the Soviets
  4. The Nazi Onslaught
  5. The Jody Massacre
  6. The Birth of Resistance
  7. The Black Summer of 1942
  8. The First Blockade
  9. The Long Dark Winter and the Green Spring
  10. Spartak—Revenge, Self-sacrifice and Heroism
  11. The Second Blockade
  12. The Partisan State
  13. Liberation
  14. Slaughter by Suicide
Tanke's Story
Peter Smuszkowicz
  • Glembokie
  • Partisan Memories
  • The Second Blockade
  • My Mother
Post Script
Victims and Survivors of Jody During the Holocaust
Physical Description 333 pages, 8 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Concord, ON] : Canadian Society for Yad Vashem
  • Cover subtitle: "The incredible saga of armed resistance fighters that thwarted the Nazi's goal in the Second World War. The story of a small group of brave Jews of Jody during the Holocaust."
  • Contains 7 fold-out maps, and black and white photo portraits
  • Includes register of victims and survivors of Jody (pages 317–323)
RecognitionGifted by the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem