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The Resource The last Jew of Treblinka : a survivor's memory, 1942-1943, Chil Rajchman ; translated from the Yiddish by Solon Beinfeld

The last Jew of Treblinka : a survivor's memory, 1942-1943, Chil Rajchman ; translated from the Yiddish by Solon Beinfeld

Label
The last Jew of Treblinka : a survivor's memory, 1942-1943
Title
The last Jew of Treblinka
Title remainder
a survivor's memory, 1942-1943
Statement of responsibility
Chil Rajchman ; translated from the Yiddish by Solon Beinfeld
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • yid
  • eng
Summary
Why do some live while so many others perish? Tiny children, old men, beautiful girls; in the gas chambers of Treblinka, all are equal. The Nazis kept the fires of Treblinka burning night and day, a central cog in the wheel of the Final Solution. There was no pretense of work here like in Auschwitz or Birkenau, only a train platform and a road covered with sand. A road that led only to death. But not for the author, a young man who survived working as a "barber" and "dentist," heartsick with witnessing atrocity after atrocity. Yet he managed to survive so that somehow he could tell the world what he had seen. How he found the dress of his little sister abandoned in the woods. How he was forced to extract gold teeth from the corpses. How every night he had to cover the body pits with sand. How every morning the blood of thousands still rose to the surface. Many have courageously told their stories, and in the tradition of Elie Wiesel's "Night" and Primo Levi's "Survival at Auschwitz" and "The Drowned and the Saved," the author provides the only survivor's record of Treblinka. Originally written in Yiddish in 1945 without hope or agenda other than to bear witness, this tale shows that sometimes the bravest and most painful act of all is to remember
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Rajchman, Chil
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.5.T74
LC item number
R35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beinfeld, Solon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rajchman, Chil
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Treblinka (Poland)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Treblinka (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The last Jew of Treblinka : a survivor's memory, 1942-1943, Chil Rajchman ; translated from the Yiddish by Solon Beinfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First written in 1945, published in Paris in 2009
Control code
ocn601106438
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xx, 138 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605981390
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012454996
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)601106438
Label
The last Jew of Treblinka : a survivor's memory, 1942-1943, Chil Rajchman ; translated from the Yiddish by Solon Beinfeld
Publication
Note
First written in 1945, published in Paris in 2009
Control code
ocn601106438
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Extent
xx, 138 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605981390
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012454996
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)601106438

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