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The Resource The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police, by anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police ; translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky ; introduction by Samuel D. Kassow

The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police, by anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police ; translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky ; introduction by Samuel D. Kassow

Label
The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police
Title
The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police
Statement of responsibility
by anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police ; translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky ; introduction by Samuel D. Kassow
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a force that had to serve two masters, both the Jewish population of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania and its German occupiers, the Kovno Jewish ghetto police walked a fine line between helping Jews survive and meeting Nazi orders. In 1942 and 1943 some of its members secretly composed this history and buried it in tin boxes. The book offers a rare glimpse into the complex situation faced by the ghetto leadership and the Jewish policemen, caught between carrying out the demands of the Germans and mollifying the anger and frustration of their own people. It details the creation and organization of the ghetto, the violent German attacks on the population in the summer of 1941, the periodic selections of Jews to be deported and killed, the labor required of the surviving Jewish population, and the efforts of the police to provide a semblance of stability. The secret history tells a dramatic and complicated story, defending the actions of the police force on one page and berating its leadership on the next. A substantial introduction by distinguished historian Samuel D. Kassow places this powerful work within the context of the history of the Kovno Jewish community and its experience and fate at the hands of the Nazis"--Provided by the publisher
Summary
As a force that had to serve two masters, both the Jewish population of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania and its German occupiers, the Kovno Jewish ghetto police walked a fine line between helping Jews survive and meeting Nazi orders. In 1942 and 1943 some of its members secretly composed this history and buried it in tin boxes. The book offers a rare glimpse into the complex situation faced by the ghetto leadership and the Jewish policemen, caught between carrying out the demands of the Germans and mollifying the anger and frustration of their own people. It details the creation and organization of the ghetto, the violent German attacks on the population in the summer of 1941, the periodic selections of Jews to be deported and killed, the labor required of the surviving Jewish population, and the efforts of the police to provide a semblance of stability. The secret history tells a dramatic and complicated story, defending the actions of the police force on one page and berating its leadership on the next. A substantial introduction by distinguished historian Samuel D. Kassow places this powerful work within the context of the history of the Kovno Jewish community and its experience and fate at the hands of the Nazis
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Writing style
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10311620
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/184793
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.L52
LC item number
K3829 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Schalkowsky, Samuel
  • Kassow, Samuel D.
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True
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish police officers
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Lithuania
Target audience
adult
Label
The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police, by anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police ; translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky ; introduction by Samuel D. Kassow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D. C."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013042348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 389 psges
Isbn
9780253012838
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013042348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police, by anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish ghetto police ; translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky ; introduction by Samuel D. Kassow
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D. C."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013042348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 389 psges
Isbn
9780253012838
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013042348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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