How dark the heavens : 1400 days in the grip of Nazi terror
Call Number947.9 I96h
Statement of Responsibilityby Sidney Iwens.
Summary"June 22, 1941—the first day of Sidney Iwens's long nightmare. The night before, he had been at a dance, enjoying himself with the other Jewish boys of his small Lithuanian city. Now he stood watching a dogfight between two distant planes. Tomorrow he would be fleeing for his life—a flight that would last for nearly four terror-filled years. Lithuania, Latvia, and White Russia, directly in the path of the invading Germans, fell into the murderous clutches of the first SS Einsatzgruppen, the Special Action Groups whose only mission was to kill Jews... [Sidney's] life became a patchwork of hiding, pretending to be a skilled workman (and thus worth the Germans' while to preserve for a time), fleeing to partisans, returning to the ghetto, and finally being shipped west to Dachau. Sidney tells his story in diary form, reconstructed from memory of the diary he actually kept during the Holocaust years." —Book jacket
Physical Description 291 pages : maps ; 24 cm
PublisherNew York : Shengold Publishers, Inc.
RecognitionGifted in 1995 by Sidney Iwens