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Would God It Were Night: The Ordeal of a Jewish Boy from Cracow - Through Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Gusen

Barlev, Zvi

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ISBN 10: 0533091500 / ISBN 13: 9780533091508
Published by Vantage Press, New York, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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289 pages. Hardcover with brodart covered dust jacket. Black and white pictures, adhesive residue on front fly leaf, otherwise copy very good. Faded dust jacket has heavy wear on edges, small piece missing from bottom front edge, light tape repair. Record # 468870. Bookseller Inventory # 468870

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Title: Would God It Were Night: The Ordeal of a ...

Publisher: Vantage Press, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Vantage Press, New York [Published date: 1991]. Hard cover, 298 pp. Translated from the Hebrew by Michael Sherbourne. Some black and white illustrations [From front jacket flap] Would God It Were Night by Zvi Barlev (Bleicher) is a living testimony of the personal experiences of the author and his family in Nazi-occupied Poland from the day the Germans entered Cracow to six years later whenthe author was liberated from Gusen Concentration Camp. Author Aharon Megged, in presentmg Would God It Were Night the 1980 Prize for Holocaust Literature in Israel, declared: "This is the saga of a Jewish boyfighting for his life without any weapon with which to defend himself, whose only means of staying alive in the face of the vicious monster that would crush him are his wiles, his courage, his obstinacy, his ability to surmount physical and mental suffering, his readiness to derive sustenance from a spark of hope or human compassion, and more than anything else, his indomitable desire to live. "Throughout this journey through the dark inferno of brutishness that knows no pity, the sole rays of light are the author's strong family ties the crumbs of charity given without recompense by those willing to endanger their own lives for the benefit of their fellowman, and the belief, despite all, that the spirit of humanity had not been entirely erase ? This is a story of heroism, spiritual ascensión and willpower that serves as an example for all ...

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew

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