THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING by Karen Zeinert

THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING

Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A poignant reminder of the revolts that occurred even in concentration camps like Treblinka. Readers familiar with the Jewish resistance may know that people traveled in and out of the Warsaw Ghetto through sewers, but are probably unaware of cleverer survival tactics like sending milk through pipes, or of the diabolical procedures that forced Poles out of buildings (with all their belongings) and Jews in (with only the barest necessities)-- 14 to a room, with 55,000 left in the streets. The degradation, with only faint gleams of hope (suicide rates decreased when the US entered WW II), systematically wore the Jews down, making the revolt even more remarkable. Of special note here are the profiles of outstanding fighters (of both sexes) in the two major rebelling organizations, including their eventual fates; the leaders' philosophical differences are fascinating, as is their success in rising above self-destructive factions in order to pull together. Notes; bibliography; chronology; index and b&w photos (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: March 15th, 1993
ISBN: 1-56294-282-4
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Millbrook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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