The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry

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David Patterson
Transaction Publishers, Jun 1, 2003 - 579 pages
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The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewryis a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparism is to The Gulag Archipelago of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition of The Black Book, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. It will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe.

By the end of 1942, 1.4 million Jews had been killed by the Einsatzgruppen that followed the German army eastward; by the end of the war, nearly two million had been murdered in Russia and Eastern Europe. Of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, about one-third fell in the territories of the USSR. The single most important text documenting that slaughter is The Black Book, compiled by two renowned Russian authors Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman. Until now, The Black Book was only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this new and definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a major literary and intellectual event.

From the time of the outbreak of the war, Ehrenburg and Grossman collected the eyewitness testimonies that went into The Black Book. As early as 1943 they were planning its publication; the first edition appeared in 1944. During the years immediately after the war, Grossman assisted Ehrenburg in compiling additional materials for a second edition, which appeared in 1946 (in English as well as Russian).

Since the fall of the Soviet regime, Irina Ehrenburg, the daughter of Ilya Ehrenburg, has recovered the lost portions of the manuscript sent to Yad Vashem. The texts recovered by Ms. Ehrenburg include numerous documents that had been censored from the original manuscript, as well as items that had been hidden by the Grossman family. In addition, she verified and, where appropriate, corrected the accuracy of documents that had already appeared in earlier editions of The Black Book.

 

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Contents

Babi Yar
3
The Murder of the Jews of Berdichev
12
Talnoe
20
Resistance in Yarmolitsy Kamenets Podolsk District
21
In the Town of Chmelnik Vinnitsa District
22
In the Village of Yaryshev
27
In the Settlement of Tsybulevo
28
In My Hometown Brailov
29
Sabotage
274
Ties with Other Cities
276
The Underground Printing Press
277
Close Friendships
279
Aid to Prisoners of War and the Families of Soviet Soldiers
281
How We Celebrated May Day 1943
283
Liza Calls
285
Fallen Heroes
287

What I Survived in Kharkov
37
Pyotr Chepurenko Witness to the Piryatin Massacre
41
Letters from Dnepropetrovsk Letters from the Indikt couple
42
The Day of 13 October 1941
46
The Story of I A Revenskaya
47
The Story of B I Tartakovskaya
48
A Letter from Military Officer Granovsky Ekaterinopol
49
The Diary of Sarra Gleikh Mariupol
50
Odessa
55
Chernovitsy under the GermanRomanian Occupation
65
The Story of Rakhil FradisMilner Chernovitsy
70
The Extermination of the Jews of Lvov
76
The Story of Lily Herts Lvov
86
My Comrade the Partisan Yakov Barer A Letter from Boris Khandros
91
A Letter from an Intelligence Officer Lvov District
92
The Germans in Radzivillov Krasnoarmeisk
93
A Letter from Syunya Deresh Izyaslav
98
Letters from Orphans
99
The Minsk Ghetto
109
Leaders of the Underground Fighters in the Minsk Ghetto
138
The Young Women from Minsk
154
The Story of an Old Man
155
In the Village of Gory
158
The Murder of the Jews of Glubokoe and Other Villages
159
The Story of Engineer Pikman from Mozyr
169
The Story of Dr Olga Goldfain
172
Depositions and Documentary Testimony of the Residents of Brest
176
The Tragedy of My Life
184
A Letter from Red Army Soldier Gofman Krasnopole Mogilev District
185
The Story of a Little Girl from Bialystok
187
Letters from Belorussian Children
188
A Letter Written by Zlata Vishnyatskaya Prior to Her Death
189
The Temchin Family from Slutsk
190
Depositions of Soviet Citizens
193
In Bialystok
197
The Story of Two Workers in the City of Bialystok Shimon Amiel and Zalman Edelman
203
The Smolensk Area
211
Krasny
212
The Fate of Isaak Rozenberg
213
Rostov on the Don
214
Doctor Kremenchuzhsky
217
In Stavropol
218
The Germans in Kislovodsk
219
Essentuki
222
The Story of Iosif Vaingertner a Fisherman from Kerch
223
Yalta
227
Murder in Dzhankoy
231
How Dr Fidelev Was Murdered
233
The Painter Zhivotvorsky
235
A Sutskever translated from the Yiddish by M Shambadal and B Chernyak
241
The Hunters
243
Schweinberger
245
Ponary
246
2 The Story ofKhiena Katz
247
3 The Story of Solomon Garbel
248
Murer
249
Schweinbergers Successor Martin Weiss
250
The Fate of the Elderly
252
Weisss Inoculations against Typhus
253
Golda Krizhevskaya As Told by Her Father Avraam Krizhevsky
254
The Extermination of the Children in the HKP20 As Told by Strolik Zelikman
255
Shmulik Kotlyar As Told by Zelik Levin
256
Leibl Finkelshtein As Told by Basya Finkelshtein
257
Kittel
258
In Alfred Rosenbergs Office
262
Martyrs of the Ghetto
265
Levitskaya
266
A Mathematician
267
The United Partisan Organization of the Vilna Ghetto UPO37
268
Weapons
270
The Struggle Has Begun
272
The Struggle Continues in the Forest
288
The Last Act of the Tragedy
291
Digging Out and Escape
292
The Diary of E Yerushalmi of Siauliai Shavli
294
From the Editors
295
A Brief Account of Events that Took Place from 28 June to 23 November 1941
296
From the Diary
300
The Death Forts of Kovno Kaunas
314
The Fourth Fort
315
The Sixth Fort
316
2 The Mass Murder of People Transported from Germany and Other West European Countries
318
4 The Escape of Prisoners from the Ninth Fort
322
5 The Ninth Fort After the Prisoners Escape
324
6 The Last Traces of the Crimes
325
The Kovno Ghetto Fighters
326
Doctor Elena BuividaiteKutorgene
333
From the Diary of Doctor Elena BuividaiteKutorgene June December 1941
335
The Story of Galina Masyulis and Susanna Kogan
368
Riga
379
2 Night over Riga
381
3 The First Days of the Occupation
382
4 The Ghetto
386
5 Aktion
387
6 Deportation from the Ghetto
391
7 The Jews from Germany
392
8 The Salaspils Concentration Camp
394
From the Notebook of the Sculptor Elik Rivosh Riga
396
The Story of Sema Shpungin Dvinsk
411
A Letter from Officers Levchenko Borisov and Chesnokov Lopavshi Rovno District
419
The Peasant Woman Zinaida Vashchishina Dombrovitsy Rovno District
420
Collective Farmer Yuliya Kukhta Saved Jewish Children
421
A Report by Polina AuskerLukinskaya
422
The Teachers Golneva Terekhova and Timofeeva
425
The Bookkeeper Zirchenko
426
The Story of Evsey Efimovich Gopstein
427
The Orthodox Priest Glagolev
430
The Roman Catholic Priest Bronyus Paukshtis
435
The Story of Engineer Yu Farber
439
In the Khorol Concentration Camp
453
The Camp at Klooga Estonia
457
Anolik
459
E Yerushalmi
460
Vatsnik
461
Benyamin Anolik Junior
462
The Children from the Black Road
483
The Uprising at Sobibor
487
The Report of the Special State Commission for the Verification and Investigation of Atrocities Committed by the German Fascist Invaders and Their ...
500
Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler Organizer of the Auschwitz Annihilation Camp
501
Murderers of the Prisoners in Auschwitz
503
At Auschwitz the German Executioners Murdered Citizens of Every Country in Europe
506
The Mass Production of Death
507
Murderers of Children
510
The Extermination of the Intelligentsia
511
The Hitlerite Plunderers
512
The Hitlerite Thugs Murdered More than Four Million People in Auschwitz
513
Calling the GermanFascists to a Serious Accounting
514
The Story of Mordecai Tsirulnitsky Former Inmate No 79414
522
2 In the Kelbasino Camp
524
4 At the Factory
528
The Story of Former Prisoner of War M Sheinman
532
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
542
The Racial Politics of Hitlerism and AntiSemitism
561
Himmlers Order From Freies Deutschland No 2319 December 1943
564
Executioners
566
From the Deposition of Captain Salog Police Regiment Commander
567
Excerpts from the Diary of Prisoner of War Karl Johannes Drexel Lance Corporal 513h Reserve Battalion Lublin Regiment GG Division
574
An Excerpt from the Protocol of the CrossExamination of the Prisoner of War Lance Corporal Erich Heubaum 1st Company 173rd Infantry Regime...
575
54th Field Engineer Battalion Tank Grenadier SS Netherland Division on the Savagery of the German Fascist Invaders in the Ukraine from 6 Decem...
576
From the Deposition of Wolfgang Janiko 173rd Company 368th Infantry Regiment 122nd Infantry Division a Draftsman from Leipzig Koburgerstra...
577
Protocol of the Interrogation of Wilhelm Sudbrak
578
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