The quality of witness : a Romanian diary, 1937–1944
Call Number949.8004 D69q
Statement of ResponsibilityEmil Dorian ; selected and edited by Marguerite Dorian ; translated by Mara Soceanu Vamos ; introduction by Michael Stanislawski.
SummaryEmil Dorian was a writer and physician who lived in Bucharest in the midst of the artistic and literary Romanian and jewish life. From 1937 to 1956, the year of his heath, he kept a regular journal of political, cultural, and personal events. The Quality of Witness, prepared for publication by Marguerite Dorian, the author's daughter, is excerpted from the first seven notebooks of Emil Dorian's diaries. It opens on December 30, 1937, with an ominous entry recording the coming to power of a nationalistic and anti-Semitic government. It ends with Dorian's thoughts on Romania's surrender to the Allies on August 24, 1944, an event of hope but also of foreboding.
- Translator's note
- Introduction by Michael Stanislawski
- A Romanian diary 1937–1942
Physical Description xxxiii, 350 pages, 7 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Romanian by Mara Soceanu Vamos.
PublisherPhiladelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America
- Maps on lining papers
- Includes bibliographical references
- Illustrations follow page 186
RecognitionGifted by Ronnie Tessler