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In the Warsaw ghetto, 1940–1943 : an account of a witness : the memoirs of Stanislaw Adler

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In the Warsaw ghetto, 1940–1943 : an account of a witness : the memoirs of Stanislaw Adler
Call No: 940.5315 A23i

Call Number940.5315 A23i
Dates1982
Statement of ResponsibilityStanislaw Adler.
Creators & ContributorsAdler, Stanisław (author)
Philip, Sara Chmielewska (translator)
Adler, Stanisław (subject)
Summary"The memoirs of Stanislav Adler stand out... primarily because of the man's personality and the position he held in the [Warsaw] ghetto. In setting down his impressions, Adler did not confine himself only to a listing of the events that affected him personally; he took a perceptive look at life in the ghetto and at the various elements with in the population and made an attempt to understand and explain the dynamics of internal Jewish life. The fact that Stanislav Adler was a police officer in the Warsaw Ghetto confers added importance to his memoirs. Adler's memoirs were written at a time when he was hiding among non-Jews on the Aryan side of Warsaw. When he became aware of what the police had been responsible for and the negative image they had acquired, Adler joined in the harsh criticism aimed at the leaders of the Jewish police. Yet at the same time he tried if not to justify, at least to explain the corruptive process that had overcome the police ranks, as well as the hardships, contradictions and problems they faced." —Book jacket
Contents
  • Preface
  • In Memoriam
  • Personal notes on Stanisław Adler
  • Part I. My Return from East Poland
  • Part II. The Jewish Order Service
  • Part III. The Period of Normalization in the Quarter
  • Part IV. The Cauldron (Kocioł)
  • Part V. The Four Days
  • Index
Physical Description xviii, 334 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, map, portrait ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from Polish by Sara (Chmielewska) Philip.
PublisherJerusalem : Yad Vashem
NotesIncludes index