Call 201-963-9524 / 718-972-5449   Fax 718-972-6307

Diaries

7 Item(s)

Set Ascending Direction
per page

Grid  List 

  • I Am Writing These Words To You

    Chajka Klinger

    Avihu Ronen

    I Am Writing These Words to You reveals Chajka Klingers’ soul-searching response to the existential conflicts that plagued her while writing her diaries. Still in the grip of the nightmare of the last deportation, of torture by the Gestapo, and of the death of her comrades, she had no idea if anyone would read her words. Chajka Klinger (1917–1958), who was born into a Hasidic family, joined Hashomer Hatzair and became a major activist in the Jewish Fighting Organization (ŻOB) in Będzin. She was chosen by her comrades to survive and to document their history to ensure their memory. “Condemned to live,” she fulfilled her obligation to them by writing her diaries in hiding in 1943. Chajka Klinger’s diaries are among the earliest comprehensive documents to reach the Jewish public outside of occupied Poland during the war. The notebooks provide a window into the activities of the Jewish youth movements during the Holocaust, and convey vastly important information about the ŻOB in Będzin and in Warsaw, the relationships between the underground organizations and the Judenrat, the response of the Jewish public to the extermination, and about Mordechai Anielewicz. They are also a primary source of information about the battles in the ghettos. In March 1944, Chajka immigrated to Eretz Israel, where she attempted to rebuild her life on Kibbutz Haogen, but despite her tenacious efforts, her strength gave out in April 1958, and on the fifteenth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, she put an end to her life. Her diaries were published posthumously in a shortened and censored edition. Published in full for the first time, this volume contains the English translation of the original diaries. Chajka’s son Prof. Avihu Ronen edited the volume and provided an introduction and annotations that shed light on the circumstances under which Chajka Klinger wrote, and offer a greater understanding of her fate and that of her underground comrades. Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Our Price $19.20

  • Youth Writing Behind the Walls

    Avraham Cytryn

    “Sometimes it is actually hate that ignites the fever of creativity in me. Because I am as extreme in love as I am in hate.” Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Our Price $19.20

  • From Fiume to Navelli

    Luigi Fleischmann and Managing Editor: Daniella Zaidman-Mauer

    “It was guarded by military police… we moved out, armed only with some pistols and hand grenades…” Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Our Price $19.20

  • A Hidden Diary from the Łódź Ghetto, 1942–1944

    Heniek Fogel

    "There is terrible hunger in the ghetto; people are trying to scrape by on 28 decagrams of bread per day... they are collapsing in the streets from exhaustion…. The diary of Heinek (Hersz) Fogel was written in the Łodź Ghetto during the Holocaust. Through those difficult days, Hersz recorded some of the most horrible portions of the ghetto experience – his father’s death, the deportation of his brother, the overwhelming hunger endured and other tribulations of his family and friends. After miraculously surviving Auschwitz and other concentration camps, Hersz returned to Łodź where he retrieved the diary. Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Our Price $19.20

  • Wilhelm Filderman

    Volume 1

    Editor: Jean Ancel

    Diary of the former leader of the Jews of Romania in the inter-war period. Filderman supervised the process of obtaining equal rights for Jews following WWI. This volume covers 1900-1940, and deals with the fate of the last eastern European Jewish community to be emancipated, and its struggle for civil rights amid antisemitism and “Greater Romania” between the two world wars, the Iron Guard, first pogroms, and more. Learn More

    Regular Price: $48.00

    Our Price $38.40

  • Can Heaven be Void

    Baruch Milch | Editor: Shosh Milch-Avigal | Translator: Helen Kaye

    “On Friday, September 1, 1939, the day WWII broke out, my real life began to end… only a few of us will survive.” Dr. Baruch Milch’s wife was murdered along with his young son and his faith. In his utter loneliness, Milch, having lost all that was dear to him, wrote his story on thousands of pages, pieces and scraps of paper to maintain his sanity and leave testimony. The diary became a testament for his relatives and an indictment of the Germans and the Ukrainians. Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.00

    Our Price $19.20

  • Wilhelm Filderman

    Volume 2

    Jean Ancel

    This volume covers 1940-1952, and deals with life under General Antonescu’s Legionnaire regime and the Iron Guard; Filderman’s ongoing correspondence and meetings with leading members of the government; articles in the Romanian press about Filderman; the evacuation of Bessarabia and Bukovina; assistance to Jewish authors and artists; Filderman’s own internment in the Târgu-Jiu camp; his efforts to help Jews emigrate from Romania; and his endeavors to track down his two sons. Learn More

    Regular Price: $48.00

    Our Price $38.40

7 Item(s)

Set Ascending Direction
per page

Grid  List