Announcing the publication of "The Will to Tell" #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Rosin

JewishGen Press is proud to announce our 146th title: "The Will to Tell".
The book was written by Yitzhak Weizman.
Translator: Dikla Yeffet-Weizman
Editor: Leon Zamosc
Cover Design: Jan R. Fine
6.14” x 9.21” hard cover, 150 pages


Yitzhak Weizman opens the book with a forceful argument about the value of Holocaust testimonies and memoirs for the education of new generations of Jews and Gentiles in Israel and elsewhere. After describing his Jewish roots and family life in Gombin, a town in central Poland, he offers vivid details about the plight of the Jewish community in the Gombin ghetto until his deportation to the forced labor camp in Konin. He then goes on to provide a sober, realistic account of his experiences, feelings and thoughts as he was transferred to other concentration and forced labor camps including Andrzejow, Jedrzejow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Stutthof, Hailfingen, Dautmergen and Dachau.

Through his reflections on the horrors of the camps, Yitzhak Weizman conveys a sense of the profound significance of survival as an act of resistance. For contemporary readers, another aspect of the value of his testimony lies in the detailed description of conditions after the war, including the underground effort to bring survivors to Mandatory Palestine and the struggles of the new immigrants to reconstruct their lives in Israel.

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Susan Rosin

JG Press Publications Manager