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Author Engelking-Boni, Barbara, 1962-

Uniform Title Getto Warszawskie. English
Title The Warsaw ghetto : a guide to the perished city / Barbara Engelking & Jacek Leociak ; translated by Emma Harris.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.5318538 En32w 2009    ---  Available
Description xxix, 906 p., [36] p. of plates : ill., maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm. + 3 maps (col ; 66 x 55 cm. folded to 18 x 15 cm.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 843-873) and indexes.
Summary "The establishment and subsequent liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto has become an icon of the Holocaust experience, yet, remarkably, a full history of the ghetto has never been written, despite the publication over some sixty years of numerous memoirs, studies, biographical accounts, and primary documents. The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City is this history, researched and written with painstaking care and devotion over many years and now published for the first time in English." "In this book the authors explore the history of the ghetto's evolution, detailing the daily experience of its thousands and thousands of inhabitants from its creation in 1941 to its liquidation in 1943. Encyclopedic in scope, the book encompasses a range of topics from food supplies to education, religious activities to the structure of the Judenrat. Separate chapters deal with the mass deportations to Treblinka in July 1942 and the famous uprising in April 1943. Detailed original maps identify the locations of businesses, social institutions, medical facilities, and more, while biographical notes, a glossary of terms, and an extensive bibliography complete this masterful work of restoration."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents Jews in Warsaw Before 1939 -- The Occupation Authorities of the Generalgouvernement -- Chronology : September 1939-May 1943 -- The Inhabitants of the Ghetto : Demographic Data -- Topography and Communications -- The Boundaries of the Warsaw Ghetto, September 1939-May 1943 -- Transportation in the Ghetto, November 1940-July 1942 -- The Judenrat -- The Jewish Order Service -- The "Thirteen" and Collaborators -- The Health Service -- Social Welfare -- Education and Science -- Postal Services -- Manufacturing, Production, and the Labor Market -- Provisioning -- Smuggling -- Commerce and Services -- Culture and Entertainment -- Religious Life -- Conspiracy -- The Great Deportation Aktion, 21 July-24 September 1942 -- Possibilities of Escape -- Everyday Life After the Deportation -- Self-Defense in January -- The Warsaw Ghetto, January-April 1943 -- The Uprising.
Subject Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Warsaw (Poland) -- History -- Ethnic relations.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945.
Added Author Leociak, Jacek.
ISBN 9780300112344 (alk. paper)
0300112343 (alk. paper)

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