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Kaddish for Kovno : life and death in a Lithuanian ghetto, 1941–1945 

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Call Number947.93 M67k
Dates[1998]; ©1998
Statement of ResponsibilityWilliam W. Mishell.
Creators & ContributorsMishell, William W. (author)
Mishell, William W. (subject)
Summary"In Kaddish for Kovno... William W. Mishell documents in... detail the creation, and then the obliteration, of ghetto Kovno in Lithuania during the Nazi occupation of World War II... It illuminates the indomitable human spirit as the Jews of Kovno secured food, smuggled children to safety, set up hospitals, and even organized a ghetto orchestra in the face of numbing deprivations and brutality." —Back cover
ContentsThe summons 

Book One: This tale must be told
  1. The better days 
  2. Arrests and pogrom 
  3. Lost hopes 
  4. The Seventh Fort 
  5. Last days in the city 
Book Two: A page of glory
  1. The first actions 
  2. Giza 
  3. The big action 
  4. The first winter 
  5. Minnie 
  6. The concert 
  7. More trouble 
  8. Spring 1943 
  9. The Estonian action 
  10. K.L. Kauen 
  11. Vera 
  12. The escape 
  13. A vision of hell 
  14. Ruthie 
  15. Last gasps 
  16. The bunker 
  17. Deportation 
Book Three:Dachau
  1. Stutthof 
  2. Our gamble 
  3. Camp #2 
  4. Camp #7 
  5. Camp #1 
  6. Liberation 
Book Four: The balance sheet
  1. In the aftermath 
  2. Finale 
Appendix A. The Jaeger report 
Appendix B. Chronology 
Appendix C. Locations
Physical Description viii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherChicago : Chicago Review Press