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Heroism & bravery in Lithuania, 1941–1945 

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Heroism & bravery in Lithuania, 1941–1945 
Call No: 947.93 F17h

Call Number947.93 F17h
Dates[1996]; ©1996
Statement of ResponsibilityAlex Faitelson.
Creators & ContributorsFaitelson, Aleks (author)
Broido, Ethel (translator)
Faitelson, Aleks (subject)
Summary"Alex Faitelson, survivor of Lithuania's Kovno ghetto and leader of a successful escape in 1943, provides an account of his activities as a member of a Jewish anti-fascist fighting organization, along with the activities of numerous friends and compatriots, only a few of whom survived." —Publisher
ContentsThe book in your hand 
Foreword 
Introduction 
Editor's note 

Chapter One. 1941
  • War 
  • "Lithuania's liberator" 
  • Antanas Klimukas 
  • "Lithuanian government" 
  • Michalenova 
  • My mother 
  • The clerk's union and Sima 
  • Living among Jews 
  • Do something! 
  • The romantic steps 
  • The "Blaupunkt" Radio 
  • The barbed-wire fence 
  • Pursuing the intelligentsia 
  • German thieving tactics 
  • License to live 
  • The cancelled action 
  • The airfield 
  • Kozlovski's provocation 
  • Action in the small ghetto 
  • Skilled workers 
  • "Gulliver" 
  • "The eye" 
  • The great action-like sheep to the slaughter 
  • The Ninth Fort 
  • Rumors in the ghetto 
  • The value of a Jew 
  • Concentration camps for Russians and Poles 
  • Evidence of rebellion 
  • Lithuania-the cemetery of Jews from abroad 
  • Evidence from diaries 
  • Expulsion campaigns 
  • "No forwarding address" 
  • Encounters 
  • The fur action 
  • "We are partisans" 
Chapter Two. 1942
  • To Riga 
  • Confiscation of books 
  • De-lousing groups 
  • Stabilization in the ghetto 
  • Favoritism 
  • The Fifth Fort 
  • The "Head" says thanks 
Chapter Three. 1943
  • Love in the ghetto 
  • Koshedar 
  • The school for ghetto children 
  • The registration office 
  • Sabotage 
  • The sports hall 
  • The "Krupp factory" for arms 
  • Keidan 
  • The struggle of the anti-fascist movement in Lithuania 
  • Between the hammer and the anvil 
  • "Albina" 
  • General mobilization 
  • The first group 
  • The fighting anti-fascist organization must know 
  • The route 
  • Ezheraitachiai-Estonia 
  • One phase of the liquidation 
  • When the house is on fire... 
  • On the way to Augustavo 
  • Why Augustavo? 
  • Behind the enemy rear 
  • Summarizing the march to Augustavo 
  • Concerning the failure of the Augustavo plan 
  • Looking back 
  • The Garliava police 
  • With the Gestapo 
  • "The yellow prison" 
  • The Ninth Fort-the fortress of death 
  • "Operation 1005" 
  • The corpse-burners 
  • The selection 
  • Murava-the Rudniki forest 
  • Erasing the traces of mass murders 
  • Jewish agents of the Gestapo 
  • The gathering in honor of the New Year 
Chapter Four. 1944
  • From the ghetto to the forest 
  • A slap in the face 
  • Missions and meetings 
  • The Meishe Gerber affair 
  • The Tuvia Pilovnik affair 
  • Dovidl Goldin 
  • The women's problems 
  • Supplying food 
  • The sugar mission 
  • Zhan Shperling 
  • Misha Meirov 
  • "Mishka Koretzki"-Michael Liberman 
  • Towards the end 
  • Nalibok forest 
  • The airport of Nalibok 
  • The liberation 
Chapter Five. The fate of the corpse-burner who escaped
  • Pursuing the escapees 
  • And the killing goes on ... 
  • The destiny of the escapees ... Vladislav Blum 
  • The Kurganov brothers 
  • Four of the corpse-burners 
  • Doctor Mikolas (Michael) Portnoy 
  • Rabbi Gavriel Shusterman 
  • The forest of Ibenai 
  • Shmuel Chananovitch 
  • Vladimir Sankin 
  • Anatoli's confession 
  • Doctor Moisei Semionovitch Nemionov 
Epilogue 
Nazi criminals mentioned in the book 
The ranks in SS, Germany army and parallel in USA 
Bibliography 
Index
Physical Description 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Hebrew by Ethel Broido.
PublisherNew York : Gefen Books
Notes
  • Maps on lining paper
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 417–[420]) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by Evelyn Kahn