A Partisan from Vilna Rachel Margolis

ISBN: 9781934843918

Published: April 22nd 2010

Hardcover

520 pages


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A Partisan from Vilna  by  Rachel Margolis

A Partisan from Vilna by Rachel Margolis
April 22nd 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 520 pages | ISBN: 9781934843918 | 3.38 Mb

A Partisan from Vilna is the memoir of Rachel Margolis, the sole survivor of her family, who escaped from the Vilna Ghetto with other members of the resistance movement, the FPO (United Partisan Organization), and joined the Soviet partisans in theMoreA Partisan from Vilna is the memoir of Rachel Margolis, the sole survivor of her family, who escaped from the Vilna Ghetto with other members of the resistance movement, the FPO (United Partisan Organization), and joined the Soviet partisans in the forests of Lithuania to sabotage the Nazis.

Beginning with an account of Rachels life as a precocious, privileged girl in pre-war Vilna, it goes on to detail life in the Vilna Ghetto, including the development and struggles of the FPO against the Nazis. Finally, the book chronicles the escape of a group of FPO members into the forest of Belorussia, where Rachel became a partisan fighter.

Rachel Margolis received a Ph.D. in biology in and taught until the late 1980s. She then co-founded Lithuanias only real Holocaust museum, the Green House in Vilnius. She is also responsible for the discovery and transcription of the Kazimierz Sakowicz diary, published here in the US under the title, Ponary Diary: A Bystanders Account of Mass Murder (Yale University Press, 2004). The book opens with an introductory essay by renowned Polish historian, Antony Polonsky.



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