My War: A Memoir Of A Survivor Of The Holocaust by Edward StankiewiczMy War: A Memoir Of A Survivor Of The Holocaust by Edward Stankiewicz

My War: A Memoir Of A Survivor Of The Holocaust

byEdward Stankiewicz

Hardcover | October 1, 2002

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A unique personal account of Jewish life in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust and of a young man's determination to prevail in the face of utter catastrophe.

In this unusual memoir, Edward Stankiewicz stirringly recalls his youth as a Polish Jew beginning with prewar Warsaw through to the Nazi invasion. Life on the run lands Stankiewicz in Soviet-occupied Lwow where in time he joins the Lwow Literary Club. A friend of Jewish, Yiddish, Polish, and Soviet poets and writers, he offers rare insights into wartime Eastern European intellectual life.

After the German occupation of Lwow, in the newly built Jewish ghetto, he works in German military outfits and learns to forge Aryan and German documents to help people escape. In a German uniform he escapes to the Eastern Ukraine where he wanders for several months from town to town. Captured by the Gestapo, he is shipped to Buchenwald where he survives as a Pole. In the camp he manages to produce Polish and German poetry and a play. Some of these poems are reproduced in the book.

Writing in a spare, accessible style, Stankiewicz unflinchingly addresses such significant issues as identity; loyalty, betrayal, anti-Semitism, and communism.

Title:My War: A Memoir Of A Survivor Of The HolocaustFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10.34 × 5.36 × 0.73 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Syracuse University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0815607547

ISBN - 13:9780815607540

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