In Those Nightmarish Days: The Ghetto Reportage Of Peretz Opoczynski And Josef Zelkowicz by Peretz OpoczynskiIn Those Nightmarish Days: The Ghetto Reportage Of Peretz Opoczynski And Josef Zelkowicz by Peretz Opoczynski

In Those Nightmarish Days: The Ghetto Reportage Of Peretz Opoczynski And Josef Zelkowicz

byPeretz Opoczynski, Josef ZelkowiczTranslated byDavid Suchoff

Paperback | November 10, 2015

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This volume sheds light on two brilliant but lesser known ghetto journalists: Josef Zelkowicz and Peretz Opoczynski. An ordained rabbi, Zelkowicz became a key member of the archive in the Lodz ghetto. Opoczynski was a journalist and mailman who contributed to the Warsaw ghetto’s secret Oyneg Shabes archive. While other ghetto writers sought to create an objective record of their circumstances, Zelkowicz and Opoczynski chronicled daily life and Jewish responses to ghettoization by the Nazis with powerful immediacy. Expertly translated by David Suchoff, with an elegant introduction by Samuel Kassow, these profound writings are at last accessible to contemporary readers.
Peretz Opoczynski (1892–1943), a journalist by profession, found work as a mailman in the Warsaw ghetto after the war started, and wrote many pieces for the secret archive until he was most likely rounded up in January 1943. Josef Zelkowicz (1897–1944), an ethnographer and professional journalist writing in Yiddish before the war, was ...
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Title:In Those Nightmarish Days: The Ghetto Reportage Of Peretz Opoczynski And Josef ZelkowiczFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.84 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300112319

ISBN - 13:9780300112313

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"One hopes this abridged edition will bring Opoczynski and Zelkowicz the attention they deserve."—Choice"In Those Nightmarish Days is a masterpiece of Holocaust literature. The writings of Opoczynski and Zelkowicz prove that, even in the face of extermination, great literature can provide a trustworthy historical record, an imaginative counterforce, and a lasting witness."— Eric Sundquist, Johns Hopkins University"The vivid writing and able translations of the wartime essays make this book a powerful read. Kassow’s introduction, deeply informed by scholarship, is eloquent and provides the contexts that bring the essays to life."—Sara R.Horowitz, York University