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Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1880582183
ISBN-10: 188058218X
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Yiddish
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Judaica Press (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188058218X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880582183
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,977,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book consists of two parts. The first 60 % is about Rabbi Oshry's experainces in the Kovno ghetto. This part of the book can be broken up into four periods. The Nazi arrival and initial attrociates, 'normal ghetto life', the liquidation of the ghetto, and the period of time that they lived in a bunker. Their also are two chapters about the post-liberation period under Soviet rule. Though according to Jewish folklore, Lithuianian Jews are sterotypically 'cold interlectualls', this book is very passionately written. Because it was written shortly after the events occurred by an important figure of the Kovno ghetto, it is certainly an important book for those who want to learn about the Holocaust.
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This most serious book is very effective at sharing events that happened during the Holocaust - particularly in Kovno / Slobadka. It enables the readers to get a glimpse of the savagery of the Nazi butchers. Rabbi Oshry tells first hand accounts of their brutality and it clearly instills the fear of G-d in the reader.
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In addition to the helpful comments of previous reviewers, I'd like to add that this book is important because it throws life on how Jewish life continued in Kovno all the way through the Nazi occupation. Oshry movingly describes the enormous efforts Jews made to continue to practice their faith and the joy they still found in their religion.
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