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The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry

by Ilja Ehrenburg (Editor), Vasily Grossman (Editor), Василий Гроссман

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The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewryis a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparism is to The Gulag Archipelago of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition of The Black Book, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. It will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe. By the end of 1942, 1.4 million Jews had been killed by the Einsatzgruppen that followed the German army eastward; by the end of the war, nearly two million had been murdered in Russia and Eastern Europe. Of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, about one-third fell in the territories of the USSR. The single most important text documenting that slaughter is The Black Book, compiled by two renowned Russian authors Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman. Until now, The Black Bookwas only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this new and definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewryis a major literary and intellectual event. From the time of the outbreak of the war, Ehrenburg and Grossman collected the eyewitness testimonies that went into The Black Book. As early as 1943 they were planning its publication; the first edition appeared in 1944. During the years immediately after the war, Grossman assisted Ehrenburg in compiling additional materials for a second edition, which appeared in 1946 (in English as well as Russian). Since the fall of the Soviet regime, Irina Ehrenburg, the daughter of Ilya Ehrenburg, has recovered the lost portions of the manuscript sent to Yad Vashem. The texts recovered by Ms. Ehrenburg include numerous documents that had been censored from the original manuscript, as well as items that had been hidden by the Grossman family. In addition, she verified and, where appropriate, corrected the accuracy of documents that had already appeared in earlier editions of The Black Book. the USSR. The single most important text documenting that slaughter is The Black Book, compiled by two renowned Russian authors Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman. Until now, The Black Bookwas only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this new and definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewryis a major literary and intellectual event. From the time of the outbreak of the war, Ehrenburg and Grossman collected the eyewitness testimonies that went into The Black Book. As early as 1943 they were planning its publication; the first edition appeared in 1944. During the years immediately after the war, Grossman assisted Ehrenburg in compiling additional materials for a second edition, which appeared in 1946 (in English as well as Russian). Since the fall of the Soviet regime, Irina Ehrenburg, the daughter of Ilya Ehrenburg, has recovered the lost portions of the manuscript sent to Yad Vashem. The texts recovered by Ms. Ehrenburg include numerous documents that had been censored from the original manuscript, as well as items that had been hidden by the Grossman family. In addition, she verified and, where appropriate, corrected the accuracy of documents that had already appeared in earlier editions of The Black Book. Ehrenburg, has recovered the lost portions of the manuscript sent to Yad Vashem. The texts recovered by Ms. Ehrenburg include numerous documents that had been censored from the original manuscript, as well as items that had been hidden by the Grossman family. In addition, she verified and, where appropriate, corrected the accuracy of documents that had already appeared in earlier editions of The Black Book.… (more)
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Nelle file dell'esercito tedesco che, nel giugno del 1941, attaccò e invase l'Unione Sovietica c'era migliaia di uomini della Gestapo e delle ss ai quali Hitler e il gruppo dirigente nazista avevano espressamente ordinato di "cancellare dalla faccia della terra" ebrei, bolscevichi e altre "razze inferiori". Il genocidio fu messo in atto, con atroce zelo, soprattutto nei confronti degli ebrei. Mentre i roghi dei ghetti e i forni dei campi della morte erano ancora accesi, mentre soldati armati fino ai denti conducevano donne e bambini, vecchi e uomini inermi sull'orlo di profonde fosse e li fucilavano, a Mosca sorgeva il Comitato ebraico antifascista , intenzionato a scuotere la coscienza del mondo civile e ad animare la volontà di resistenza contro lo sterminio degli ebrei russi. Dopo la controffensiva dell'Armata Rossa, artisti, scrittori e intellettuali, tra i quali Vasilij Grossman e Il'ja Erenburg, raccolsero in un "libro nero" le testimonianze sulla "soluzione finale" nei territori sovietici occupati dai tedeschi e in alcune regioni della Polonia. Ma anche un libro sulla tragedia può avere un destino tragico: dopo il 1945 il Comitato ebraico antifascista si attirò i sospetti di Stalin e dei servizi segreti sovietici, che con l'accusa di mistificazione ideologica, dapprima censurarono alcune parti del Libro Nero, quindi accantonarono definitivamente il progetto di pubblicazione, previa distruzione delle matrici pronte per la stampa. Nel 1952, vari collaboratori di Grossman e Erenburg furono incriminati e condannati a morte. La figlia di Erenburg, Irina, riuscì a salvare una copia del volume. e oggi, dopo oltre cinquant'anni, esce finalmente l'edizione integrale dell'opera. ( )
  BiblioLorenzoLodi | Apr 3, 2015 |
Черная книга : (выдержки) : [о злодейском повсеместном убийстве евреев немецкими фашистами на оккупированной территории Советского Союза и в лагерях Польши во время войны 1941-1945 гг.] / The Black book : [the ruthles [sic] murder of Jews by German-Fascist invaders throughout the temporarily-occupied region of ... [the] Soviet Union and in the death camps of Poland during the war of 1941-1945]
Author: ГРОССМАН, ВАСИЛИЙ СЕМЕНОВИЧ, ЭРЕНБУРГ, ИЛЬЯ ГРИГОРЬЕВИЧ, ; ; Il'ia Grigor'evich Erenburg; Vasilii Semenovich Grossman
  gangleri | Jan 18, 2010 |
הספר השחור : על הטבח האכזרי של היהודים שבוצע בידי הכובשים הגרמנים־הפשיסטים באזוריה הכבושים (זמנית) של ברית־המועצות ובמחנות ההשמדה בפולין בשנות המלחמה 1941־1945 / ha-Sefer ha-shaḥor : ʻal ha-ṭevaḥ ha-akhzari shel ha-Yehudim she-butsaʻ bi-yede ha-kovshim ha-Germanim-ha-fashisṭim be-ezoreha ha-kevushim (zemanit) shel Berit-ha-Moʻatsot uve-maḥanot ha-hashmadah be-Polin bi-shenot ha-milḥamah 1941-1945
Author: ליקטו וערכו, וסילי גרוסמן, איליה ארנבורג. ארנבורג, איליה. גרוסמן, וסילי סמנוביץ׳. ; ; Ilʹi︠a︡ Ėrenburg; Vasiliĭ Semenovich Grossman
  gangleri | Jan 18, 2010 |
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Ehrenburg, IljaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grossman, VasilyEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Гроссман, Василийmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Horowitz, Irving LouisForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lustiger, ArnoEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Patterson, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Segall, HelenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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AMAZON DESCRIPTION: The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparison is to The Gulag Archipelago of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. Now available in paperback, it will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe. The Black Book is the single most important text documenting the slaughter of Jews in the USSR. Until now, it was only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a major literary and intellectual event. "[O]ne of the most important books in the vast literature on the Holocaust...The extent of cruelty exhibited here and the uncontrolled ways in which it happened are a graphic demonstration of what the human race is capable of when left entirely to its own devices."-William B. Helmreich, Long Island Jewish World "[P]repared by Ehrenburg and Grossman themselves, with fine literary skill...Each section of the documents has a useful set of notes compiled by David Patterson, author of this excellent translation, which clarifies factual issues, and presents brief biographies of more significant figures."-Richard Overy, Times Literary Supplement
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