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The shadow of death : the Holocaust in Lithuania

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Call Number947.93 G66s
Dates[1992]; ©1992
Statement of ResponsibilityHarry Gordon.
Creators & ContributorsGordon, Harry (author)
Hamerow, Theodore S. (contributor)
Gordon, Harry (subject)
Summary"Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow of Death describes the invasion of Kovno by the Red Army and the impact of Soviet occupation from the perspective of the ghetto's weakest and poorest class. It also serves as a reminder that the Germans were not alone responsible for the persecution and extermination of Jews." —Publisher
ContentsForeword / by Theodore S. Hamerow
  1. Before the war
  2. The Russian invasion
  3. The war begins
  4. The purge of Slobodka
  5. Moving to the ghetto
  6. In the ghetto
  7. The collection of valuables
  8. The first practice massacre
  9. The airfield work brigade
  10. The liquidation of the little ghetto
  11. Life in the big ghetto
  12. The big liquidation
  13. The workshops and the small brigades
  14. The Jewish police
  15. New life and new work
  16. Koshedar
  17. Back in the ghetto
  18. Escape from the Ghetto
  19. A new work brigade
  20. Red plantation
  21. The Obersturmbannführer
  22. The liquidation of the helpless
  23. The partisans in the woods
  24. Kazlu Ruda and escape
  25. Deportation to the concentration camps
  26. Auschwitz
  27. Dachau, camp number one
  28. The sick camp
  29. Liberation
  30. In the hospital
  31. The DP camp
  32. The voyage to the United States
  33. The new life
Maps
  • Lithuania
  • Kovno City center
  • Kovno and its suburbs
  • The Kovno Ghetto
Physical Description xv, 174 pages : illustrations, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by Evelyn Kahn