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Download Ebook ♅ The Jews of Bialystok During World War II and the Holocaust ⚇ This History Of Jewish Bialystok During World War II Provides An In Depth Analysis Of One Of The Largest Jewish Communities To Pass From Soviet To German Occupation, And It Enhances Our Understanding Of The Response Of Polish Jewry To The Holocaust The Bialystok Community S Fate Is Representative Of Many Other Jewish Communities In Poland And Lithuania, But Unlike Other Communities, Bialystok Jews Left An Unusually Large Documentary Record Exhaustive Research In Archival Sources Including First Person Testimonies And Memoirs Enables Bender To Create A Multifaceted Account Of The Motivations Of Jewish Communal Leaders As Well The Attitudes And Behavior Of Ordinary Men And Women As They Grappled With An Inhumane Occupation And Severe Adversity Bender S Conclusion, In Which She Compares The History Of The Bialystok Community And Ghetto To Several Other Major Communities, Including Warsaw And Vilna, Makes The Volume An Even Richer Contribution To The Study Of Polish Jewry During The Holocaust I must say that this book begins quite slowly for me, the first 100 pages or so dragged, with a lot of numbers and such trivia about life prior to the German occupation I wondered whether to finish it Things picked up considerably after June 1941, however, and I m glad I got the opportunity to learn about this undeservedly obscure ghetto and its two leaders, Mordechai Tenenbaum and Ephraim Barash.Bialystok was an unusual Nazi ghetto in a lot of ways It lasted longer than most of the others, and had much better living conditions it was organized, industrious, and even prosperous Unlike other ghettos, it never experienced starvation or abject poverty Barash was a uniquely popular and effective Judenrat leader As for Tenenbaum, well, that guy was just a hero The final days of the ghetto, and their doomed struggle, are the stuff of which epics are made I also really liked the ending where the author compared Bialystok with other Nazi ghettos such as Warsaw, Vilna, etc., and discusses the differences and the reasons for their successes and failures.This is, I think, the only book length study of the Bialystok Ghetto, and I am very impressed by it It s a valuable contribution to Holocaust scholarship. This book describes a Holocaust ghetto where the citizens produced clothing and other items for the Third Reich The head of the ghetto made the people think they would survive by being useful to the German s but it was a fallacy and the ghetto was liquidated in August 1943 Tragic story well written and well researched A must read for anyone interested in the Holocaust especially within Poland The ghetto is the Bialystok ghetto and its inhabitants are Jews who are trying to remain alive The ghetto is also full of young people who belonged to different Jewish groups who formed an underground There sole desire was to live Jewish lives in Palestine They either wanted to stage an uprising or go into the Partisans who had groups miles from the ghetto The problem was the head of the ghetto the Judenrad whose name was Barash, had the people believe they could survive by just working, he was wrong.