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The Wall

by John Hersey

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This is one of the most important books I have ever read. I read this as a young adult and it taught so much about taking my advantages for granted and appreciating the little things. ( )
  epazia | Oct 7, 2011 |
NO OF PAGES: 0 SUB CAT I: Holocaust SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: In October 1940, the Germans round up the Jewish families of Warsaw and force them into a walled-up area that becomes known as the Warsaw Ghetto. The Wall tells the haunting, powerful and explosive story of its inhabitants. For the Apt family and their friends, it will be a time of love, marriage, birth, betrayal, hunger and fear, rage and sorrow. Within their family, as within the community itself, there are those who choose to stay, those who choose to flee, and those who have no choice but to fight for their lives. The formation of a resistance within the wall hardens their resolve to survive. On April 19th, 1943, the Germans decide to level the ghetto. An operation they expect to take 24 hours takes over 28 days. By the time the ghetto finally falls, only a handful of more than half a million Jewish citizens that had entered its walls will escape through the sewers beneath the city to join the Resistance in the hills of Poland.NOTES: SUBTITLE: HBO Home Video
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  BeitHallel | Mar 23, 2011 |
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Events November 11, 1939. Entry November 17, 1939. N.L. ...Of all the pleasures in this surprisingly agreeable week in Pawiak Prison, I think the greatest was making the acquaintance of Berson.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394756967, Paperback)

Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty -- a gripping and visceral story, impossible to put down.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:00 -0400)

Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty-a gripping and visceral story, impossible to put down.… (more)

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