The Avengers


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Cohen, Rich


Keyword(s):
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Biography. Joden. Verzet. Ghetto. Widerstand. Geschichte 1941-1943. Erlebnisbericht. Geschichte 1943-1945. Kovner, Abba, 1918-1987. Korchak, Reizl, 1921- Kempner, Vitka. Wilna. Juden. Litauen.


Year:
2000


Publisher:
A.A. Knopf


Accession number:
43287581


Label:
Box 56


Notes:
1st ed. ill. ; 25 cm. The Ghetto --; The Forest --; The Cities --; The Desert. Sample texthttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random041/00021062.html Contributor biographical informationhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/bios/random052/00021062.html Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random041/00021062.html Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-[254]) and index. Other format available: Online version:; Cohen, Rich.; Avengers.; 1st ed.; New York : A.A. Knopf, 2000 Rich Cohen. Biography (bio); Internet resource (url) Book; Internet Resource


URLS:
http://site.ebrary.com/id/2002189 Materials specified: ebraryhttp://site.ebrary.com/id/2002189


Language:
English


ISBN:
ISBN: 0375405461 (hc.); 9780375405464 (hc.); 0375705295 (pbk.); 9780375705298 (pbk.); LCCN: 00-21062


Research notes:
Review copy - uncorrected proof


Abstract:
"In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. Abba's chief lieutenants were two teenage girls, Vitka Kempner and Ruzka Korczak. At seventeen, Vitka and Ruzka were perhaps the most daring partisans in the East, the first to blow up a Nazi train in occupied Europe"--Jacket.


Search