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Hidden history of the Kovno Ghetto

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Hidden history of the Kovno Ghetto
Call No: 947.93 H63

Call Number947.93 H63
Dates[1997]; ©1997
Statement of ResponsibilityUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum ; project director, Stephen Goodell ; general editor, Dennis B. Klein ; assistant editor, Edward Phillips.
Creators & ContributorsGoodell, Stephen (contributor)
Klein, Dennis B. (editor)
Phillips, Edward J. (editor)
Reich, Walter (contributor)
Berman, Elizabeth Kessin (contributor)
Matthäus, Jürgen (contributor)
Beinfeld, Solon (contributor)
Levin, Dov (contributor)
Langer, Lawrence L. (contributor)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (author)
Summary"Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto brings together unique materials from Lithuania, Israel, and the United States to present a compelling and unforgettable view of Jewish life, loss, survival, and defiance during the Holocaust... This visual and documentary record is introduced by two essays that describe the German assault on Lithuania's Jewry and the Kovno Jews' resilient yet ultimately futile efforts to devise a 'normal' world in the ghetto. The book concludes with a Kovno Ghetto survivor's personal reminiscence and a historian's reflection on the experience." —Book jacket
ContentsForeword / Walter Reich
Introduction / Elizabeth Kessin Berman

Part I. Kovno and the Holocaust
  1. Assault and Destruction / Jürgen Matthäus
  2. Life and Survival / Solon Beinfeld
Part II. Inside the Kovno Ghetto
  1. Upheaval
  2. Organization
  3. Economy
  4. Culture
  • Epilogue: Ghetto in Ruins
Part III. A Half Century Later
  1. Ruins and Remembrance / Dov Levin
  2. Inner Life of the Kovno Ghetto / Lawrence L. Langer
Physical Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherBoston : Little, Brown and Company
EditionFirst Edition
  • "A Bulfinch Press book" —Title page
  • "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Hidden history of the Kovno Ghetto, held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., November 21, 1997–October 3, 1999" —Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 250–252) and index