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Ghetto in flames : the struggle and destruction of the Jews in Vilna in the Holocaust

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Ghetto in flames : the struggle and destruction of the Jews in Vilna in the Holocaust
Call No: 947.93 A65g

Call Number947.93 A65g
Dates[1982]; ©1982
Statement of ResponsibilityYitzhak Arad.
Creators & ContributorsArad, Yitzhak (author)
Summary"Isaac Rudnicki was 13 years old when the Germans overran Warsaw. Like many young people, he escaped to the Soviet-occupied part of Poland, and settled in the town of Swienciany. Two years later the Nazis arrived there too. The monstrous pogroms perpetrated by the infamous Nazi Einsatzgruppen (killing squads) pushed the Jewish youth to resistance. Isaac became a partisan in the pristine Lithuanian forests, and his fame as a fearless young avenger began to spread. He was instrumental in derailing 13 German military trains with troops and ammunition... After the war, Isaac went to Palestine and landed there just in time to be involved in the Palmach. Isaac Rudnicki, now Itzhak Arad, rose to the rank of Brigadier General and after retirement became Director of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem." —Back cover
ContentsPart One. World War II: The Changed Situation
  1. The Jewish Community in Vilna from the Outbreak of World War II to the German Invasion
  2. The German Invasion
Part Two. Mass Extermination
  1. The First Steps of Liquidation
  2. German Military Administration
  3. German Civil Administration
  4. Extermination Operations and the Creation of the Ghetto
  5. Internal Organization of the Ghetto
  6. Aktionen and Liquidation of Ghetto No. 2
  7. Aktionen in Ghetto No. 1
  8. Suspension of the Massacres
  9. Jewish Reaction to the Mass Aktionen
  10. The Fate of Jewish Property
  11. The Toll of the Extermination Operations
Part Three. Preparation for Combat
  1. The Crystallization of the Concept of Armed Resistance
  2. The F.P.O.
  3. "The Yechiel Struggle Group"
Part Four. The "Period of Stability," January 1942–March 1943
  1. Stabilization of the Ghetto and Consolidation of its Institutions
  2. Life in the Ghetto
  3. Gens: The Absolute Ghetto Ruler
  4. The Selective Aktionen
Part Five. The Twilight and End of Vilna Jewry
  1. The Liquidation of the Small Ghettos and Labor Camps
  2. The Underground versus the Ghetto Administration
  3. The Deportations to Estonia
  4. The Liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto
  5. The Fate of the Remnant
  6. In Summary: A Doomed Struggle
Physical Description 500 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, plans ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Holocaust Library
DistributorNew York : Schocken Books Inc.
  • Revised translation of the work (first) published in 1976 under title: Ṿilnah ha-Yehudit ba-maʼavaḳ uva-kilayon
  • Based on the author's thesis, University of Tel Aviv
  • Originally published in English jointly in Jerusalem by the Yad Vashem, Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority and in New York by Ktav Publishing House in 1980
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 483–492) and indexes
RecognitionGifted in 1993 by Ronnie Tessler