158 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardback, burgundy leatherette. Photos. Introduction by Howard L. Adelson. Fine in Very Good dustjacket. Jacket price clipped, tiny tears head of spine and corners. ISBN: 0884000559 Memoir of Jewish freedom fighter in Poland during WWII. Captured by the Germans, with other POWs he organized an escape. Gruber helped organize a unit of Jewish partisan fighters, engaging in daring exploits, including sabotage operations against German military transports and clashes with units of the regular German army. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: During World War II Samuel (Mietek) Gruber was one of the Jews in Europe who actively fought against the Nazi overlords. Serving in the Polish army at the outbreak of the war, he was taken prisoner by the Germans and interned near the Lublin ghetto. With a handful of other Jewish prisoners of war, he organized an escape and took it to the woods, where he helped organize a unit of Jewish partisan fighters.The former town and city dwellers candidly admit that, initially, life as fugitives in the woods held terrors they had not known even in the Nazi prison camp. The screams of small animals in the night, the unearthly shriek that turns out to be only the scraping of a loose branch against a tree trunk, leave them frankly quaking with fear.But within months Gruber and his ragtag band of fellow prisoners, some of them barely past adolescence, mature into a well-disciplined unit of freedom fighters. They engage in daring exploits, including sabotage operations against German military transports and clashes with units of the regular German army. Living with the death every day gives the partisans the courage to attempt the impossible.
About the Author:
Samuel Gruber wrote the book "Synagogues and is co-author of" Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in Poland. He is Rothman Lecturer in Judaic Studies at Syracuse University, research director of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, and is president of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments.
Paul Rocheleau has photographed books on Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, and Frederick Law Olmsted.
Adelson is Professor of History, City University of New York.
Titel: I CHOSE LIFE.
Verlag: NY: Shengold Publishers, 1978.
Buchbeschreibung New York. Garden City Publishing CO., Inc. Buchzustand: Gebraucht / Used. 1947. Or-cloth. Slightly damaged. 496pp. 8°. Index. Artikel-Nr. 26671
Buchbeschreibung New York, Garden City Publisjing Co., 1947. 496,6 S. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Oktav. Opbd. Bibl. Folie. Biblio. Aufkleber, StaV., StaT. St. in Schnitt. Artikel-Nr. 1426
Buchbeschreibung Stuttgart, Daco-Verlag, 2000. 4°. EA.,. nn., 140 Bll. mit durchl Fotos in s/w auf Tafeln, teilw. doppelseitig; 26 x 19cm Sprache : de Geprä. OLnBd. mit mont. Deckelbild, Einband gering berieben. Ein sehr sauberes, gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400. Artikel-Nr. 20655