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