JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Recent artical in the Forward #general


Howard Margol
 

In a recent issue of the FORWARD, is a review of the book, The clandestine
history of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police. The most important parts of the
book describe eyewitness accounts of the life of Jews in the Kovno ghetto
from 1942 until the end of 1943. The manuscript, buried in a metal box, was
found in 1964 during a construction project.

The book contained 249 pages of typed text in Yiddish. The book was
translated into English and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky. Indiana University
Press, 416 pages, $35.

This is a one time message allowed by the digests. However, its historical
value lies far beyond the commercial aspect of the book. There is no doubt
about the history's authenticity.

Howard Margol

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