Kaddish for Kovno
Life and Death in A Lithuanian Ghetto, 1941-1945Unknown - 1998
In Kaddish for Kovno (the Kaddish is a prayer for the dead) William W Mishell documents in passionate detail the creation and then the obliteration of ghetto Kovno in Lithuania during the Nazi occupation of World War II. It is a troy of ingenuity and heroism as well as of horror and destruction. It illuminates the indomitable human spirit as the Jews of Kovno secured food, smuggled children to safety, set up hospitals, and even organised a ghetto orchestra in the face of numbing deprivations and brutality. A gripping account of four years no human could forget.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 
Copyright Date: ©1998
Branch Call Number: 947.93 M687
Characteristics: viii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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