- Gebundene Ausgabe: 800 Seiten
- Verlag: Yale University Press; Auflage: Fol Har/Ma (14. August 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0300112343
- ISBN-13: 978-0300112344
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,6 x 6,5 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 625.742 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 14. August 2009
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"A pathbreaking, original contribution to the Holocaust literature. These gifted scholars have succeeded in synthesizing complex evidence into a new and comprehensive tapestry of ghetto life."-Nechama Tec, author of Resilience and Courage: Women, Men, and the Holocaust -- Nechama Tec "Engelking and Leociak collect an astonishing amount of unpublished material. They give a full picture of daily life in the ghetto such as has never been attempted before."-Walter Laqueur, editor of The Holocaust Encyclopedia -- Walter Laqueur "Presenting an astonishing amount of information, carefully evaluated and usefully organized, The Warsaw Ghetto is not only a lasting guide to a great Jewish city, it is a monument to contemporary Polish scholarship, on which it draws so heavily, and a moving memorial to the nearly half a million Jews who at one time or another suffered in one of the Germans' most grotesque creations during the Second World War."-Toronto Globe & Mail Toronto Globe and Mail Finalist in the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust Category sponsored by the Jewish Book Council -- National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust Category Finalist Jewish Book Council "It is a major achievement that this encyclopedia-like work also has an epic character, traces the fates of individual people, is full of emotions and empathy, and presents the entire diversity of Warsaw Jewry...No historical library, either private or public, can be complete without this volume. No scholar can work on the history of the Warsaw ghetto or the Holocaust in Poland without using this book, which, most certainly, will not be replaced by anything better for many years to come."--Piotr Wrobel, Slavic Review -- Piotr Wrobel Slavic Review
Without question, the establishment and liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto has become an icon of the Holocaust experience. Remarkably, a full history of the Ghetto has never been written, despite the publication over some sixty years of numerous memoirs, studies, biographical accounts and primary documents. "The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City" is this history, researched and written with painstaking care and devotion over many years and now published for the first time in English.The authors explore the history of the ghetto's evolution, the actual daily experience of its thousands of inhabitants from its creation in 1941 to its liquidation following the uprising of 1943. Encyclopedic in scope, the book encompasses a range of topics from food supplies to education, religious activities to the Judenrat's administration. Separate chapters deal with the mass deportations to Treblinka and the famous uprising. A series of original maps, along with biographies, a glossary, and a bibliography, completes this masterful work.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The publisher, Yale University Press, should definitely know better and I'm surprised at them. They are obviously trying to save money by cramming 906, yes 906 pages(!) into a 6" X 10" book! The result is crammed, light ultra micro-print, probably about 6 font, and a book that is so dense and heavy for its size it would be better used for weight-lifting exercises instead of reading.
The result makes for an unreadable book in my opinion. I own about 4,000 hard-cover books in my personal library and I prefer reading them in comfort and without needing a magnifying glass.
The dust jacket is covered in a horrible black print and the words on the jacket are also small and barely readable. The book fairly screams, "DON'T PICK ME UP, DON'T EVEN LOOK AT ME!"
The authors, Barbara Engelking and Jacek Leociak have also used a terribly dissapointing selection of photos to illustrate their book. Their are thousands of great, emotionally charged Warsaw Ghetto photos out there - I have books full of them myself - but the author's chose to use some very basic, bland, generic photos scholars of the Warsaw Ghetto have all seen many times before.
I could not place my finger on it, but I finally realized that the washed-out, light, tiny crammed print and faded photos look exactly like the pirate books I used to see in Taiwan years ago - terrible copies of best sellers and texts for a fraction of the cost. And to think I paid over $50.00 for this book! What a ripoff!
Is THIS the state of book publishing in the United States now? Twain and Baum would be rolling over in their graves.
Save your money unless you want to go completely blind trying to get through this tiny, lightly printed, crammed 906-page book. And you better hope it does not fall on your foot....
Oh...and the subject matter...nothing you have not seen before in many books on the same subject. A colossal (literally) dissappointment.
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