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  • The Jewish Voice in the Ghettos and Concentration Camps

    Yisrael Kaplan

    Zeev W. Mankowitz

    How many words did the Jews have for “bread” and “hunger” during the Holocaust? How many different expressions did they coin to describe their “dreams” and “hopes”? As early as December 1945, Yisrael Kaplan (1902–2003) – an established historian and literary essayist, and editor of Fun Letstn Khurbn, the Yiddish journal published by the Central Historical Commission in the immediate aftermath of the war – circulated among survivors a questionnaire on ethnographic-linguistic topics. This was one aspect of the Commission’s endeavor to provide historians with insight into the inner lives of the Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe. Kaplan’s main goal was to document for posterity the vast popular cultural activity that flourished in Nazi Europe, despite the increasing persecution and annihilation of the Jews. This volume is a unique collection of poems, jokes, popular expressions, proverbs, slogans, common curses, secret codes, and more that were devised by Jews in the camps and ghettos as a way of coping with the harsh reality. The terms and sayings reflect the Jews’ attitudes toward the Nazi oppressors and their collaborators and demonstrate the resilience of the Jewish spirit against all odds. Learn More

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  • While There's Life…

    Ruth Minsky Sender

    Surviving one more day in the camps was spiritual resistance. The poems in this collection were written by Riva Minska (Ruth Minsky Sender) during her incarceration as prisoner #55082 in the Nazi slave labor camp in Mittelsteine, Germany. She wrote them in little notebooks while hiding in her bunk. Every Sunday, she would read these moving verses aloud to the 50 other women in the room. They were her critical and faithful audience. She endeavored to depict scenes from their lives-their anguish, their pain and their longings-to give everyone a little courage and the will to continue. As her mother, Nacha Minska, used to say: “While there’s life, there’s hope.” This was how they spent their Sundays, and anyone who had a bit of talent did their best to bring a little happiness into their tragic lives. Learn More

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  • After so much Pain and Anguish

    Robert Rozett and Iael Nidam-Orvieto

    Written in the immediate aftermath of liberation by Holocaust survivors and soldiers, these letters reflect the mixed emotions of the survivors - the sigh of relief intertwined with the anguish of irreparable loss. This compilation of letters comprises a powerful, firsthand testimony, forming an important document of the most horrific period of the 20th Century. Learn More

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  • The Wolfsberg Machzor 5705

    Editors: Bella Gutterman and Naomi Morgenstern

    A facsimile edition of the New Year prayer service handwritten from memory by Hungarian Cantor Naftali Stern on pieces of paper torn from cement sacks in the Wolfsberg Labor Camp, part of the infamous Gross-Rosen slave labor complex, in which conditions were especially difficult. Yet even under the harshest conditions, the Jews continued to celebrate the holy days. Learn More

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  • And God Saw That It Was Bad

    Otto Weiss and Editor: Ruth Bondy

    In June 1943, Otto Weiss dedicated his personal novella to his wife on the occasion of her birthday. The family was interned in the Theresienstadt ghetto and the book explores what would have happened if the prayers of one man in the ghetto were answered and God took on human form to help the man. The suffering, alienation and fear, along with moments of hope and humanity, are reflected in this creative story, that raises fascinating theological and moral issues. Tragically, in October 1944, Weiss was murdered at Auschwitz. His wife and teenage daughter Helga, managed to survive and retrieve this fascinating book.

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  • Postcards to a Little Boy

    Henry Foner (Heinz Lichtwitz)

    Henry Foner, who had lost his mother at a young age, was sent from Berlin to Wales and lived there with a Jewish couple who provided him with a warm, loving home. From the moment they parted, Henry’s father sent him colorful illustrated postcards written in German and later on in English. This authentic and moving document presents the postcards and letters that Henry received from his father and other relatives and friends, along with their translation. Learn More

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