Book by Napthali Karchmer -- linking problem #lithuania

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Subject: Book by Naphtali Karchmer: Now Online
From: Cliff Karchmer <ckarchmer@...>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 21:23:08 -0400
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I am a member of your listserv and thought the other readers would be
interested in this development, which relates directly to a Holocaust memoir
by a survivor. The book Solitary in the Overwhelming Turbulence, was
written in Hebrew by my late cousin Naphtali Karchmer and published in 1982.
To recap, he was captured by the Nazis in 1939 after joining a socialist
partisan brigade. He spent the next six years as a POW in a status that was
considerably more humane than concentration camp victims, and for the entire
time he pondered the origin and growth of anti-Semitism in the world.

Today, I learned that Adam Cherson, coordinator of the Devenishkes
Kehilalinks website associated with JewishGen,, posted the English
translation of Naphtali's book on the Devenishkes website. For anyone whose
memory may have slipped just a little, Devenishkes is the town in Lithuania
where the Karchmer branch started around 1800. Here is the link to the
Devenishkes web page; Naphtali's book can be opened and downloaded as the
first item under the "Memoirs...." section:

Cliff Karchmer
Silver Spring, MD

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