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A Wall of Two: Poems of Resistance and Suffering from Kraków to Buchenwald and Beyond (S. Mark Taper Foundation Books in Jewish Studies), Henia Karmel, Ilona Karmel

Author:    Henia Karmel, Ilona Karmel

Title:   A Wall of Two: Poems of Resistance and Suffering from Kraków to Buchenwald and Beyond (S. Mark Taper Foundation Books in Jewish Studies)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University of California Press October 2007

ISBN Number:    0520251369 / 9780520251366

Seller ID:   20100407170591

Buchenwald survivors Ilona and Henia Karmel were seventeen and twenty years old when they entered the Nazi labor camps from the Krakow ghetto. These remarkable poems were written during that time. The sisters wrote the poems on worksheets stolen from the factories where they worked by day and hid them in their clothing. During what she thought were the last days of her life, Henia entrusted the poems to a cousin who happened to pass her in the forced march at the end of the war. The cousin gave them to Henia's husband in Krakow, who would not locate and reunite with his wife for another six months.
This is the first English publication of these extraordinary poems. Fanny Howe's deft adaptations preserve their freshness and innocence while making them entirely compelling. They are presented with a biographical introduction that conveys the powerful story of the sisters' survival from capture to freedom in 1946.

Price = 16.95 USD



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