The editor of the Golden Treasury of Jewish Literature turns this time to contemporary sources for his ""Epic of an Enduring...

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THE ROOT AND THE BOUGH

The editor of the Golden Treasury of Jewish Literature turns this time to contemporary sources for his ""Epic of an Enduring People"". He has used diaries, letters, clandestine underground publications, records of the American Joint Distribution Committee in the American Zone in Germany, ghetto and partisan songs, and so on, and has woven together a tapestry of intensely personal record of Jewish survival in the holocaust of the '30's and '40's. The text, which reads like a succession of adventures of endurance and escape and guerilla warfare, reveals the reserves of courage and intelligence, the affirmation of faith, the passionate confirmation of the right to survival, the testament to human valor. Dramatic, poignant, authentic, this is moving reading- inspiring rather than harrowing, and reenforcing one's faith in the dominance of the right.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949