BLATT, THOMAS TOIVI; BROWNING, CHRISTOPHER R. (FOREWORD).
Title From The Ashes Of Sobibor: A Story Of Survival.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition An NU Press title.
Publisher Northwestern University Press, Evanston: 1997.
0810113023 / 9780810113022
Seller ID 39908X2
When the Germans invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Thomas Toivi Blatt was twelve years old. He and his family lived in the largely Jewish town of Izbica in the Lublin district of Poland - the district that was to become the site of three major Nazi extermination camps: Belzec, Sobibor, and Majdanek. Blatt tells of the chilling events that led to his deportation to Sobibor, and of the six months he spent there before taking part in the now-famous uprising and mass breakout. Blatt's tale of escape, and of the five horrifying years spent eluding both the Nazis and anti-Semitic Polish nationalists, is a firsthand account of one of the more savage events of human history. This edition also includes the author's interview with Karl Frenzel, a former Nazi commandant at Sobibor. "One of the era's true sagas." - Jerusalem Post Magazine "Blatt's story is a powerfully written memorial to Sobibor's victims." - Publishers Weekly
(Key Words: Holocaust, Sobibor, Death Camps, Shoah, Thomas Toivi Blatt, Polish Jews, Karl Frenzel, Concentration Caamps, Poland, Personal Narratives, World War II, World War Two, Germany).