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Poetry in Hell
contains a complete collection of poems recovered from the Warsaw Ghetto's
. The project, which took ten years to complete, gives English translations of poems that are shown in their original Yiddish.
on Jul 23, 2010 -
"They are demanding that I kill the children of my people with my own hands"
On October 4, 1939, a few days after Warsaw's surrender to the Nazis,
head of the 24 member Judenrat, the Jewish Council (write "Czerniakow" in the linked page's search box)
responsible for implementing German orders
in the Jewish community (interactive map of the Warsaw ghetto)
. On July 22, 1942 --
, the "
saddest day in Jewish history
" -- the Judenrat received instructions that
all Warsaw Jews were to be deported to the East (exceptions were to be made for Jews working in German factories, Jewish hospital staff, members of the Judenrat and their families, and members of the Jewish police force and their families. Czerniaków tried to convince the Germans at least not to deport the Jewish orphans)
. Czerniaków kept a diary from September 6, 1939, until the day of his death. It was published in 1979 in the English language as the "
The Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniaków: Prelude to Doom
", edited by one of the
. More inside.
on Feb 17, 2006 -