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mobi ✓ A Cup of Tears A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto ð Hardcover Ö abraham lewin Ö ➤ [Epub] ➞ A Cup of Tears A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto By Abraham Lewin ➮ – On 16 November 1940 the Nazis sealed off a large section of central Possible fate and on how they reacted to the threat of deportation to the death camps Antony Polonsky's introduction and notes place the events in the history of the Warsaw Ghetto and the fate of Polish Jewry as a whole and demonstrate how Lewin's diary is an important contribution to the knowledge of the Holocaust Testament to “a Swollen Sea of Misfortune and Jewish Blood”Holocaust diaries are without exception very difficult reading Among these painful eyewitness accounts one of the most searing than that of Abraham Lewin a former school teacher Both in his academic background and uality of writing Lewin bears comparison with fellow Warsaw Ghetto diarist Chaim Kaplan a one time principal of a Hebrew school in Warsaw until his academy was shut down and banned by the Nazis and Kaplan banished to that city's notorious Ghetto Both men took it upon themselves to record everything they saw heard and knew that is to bear witness Unlike Kaplan however Lewin rarely mentioned his reasons for writing The most likely reason was Kaplan kept a diary while Lewin was a journalist for Emmanuel Ringelblum’s Oyneg Shabbes underground activity “In these tragic times whenever several Jews gather together and each recounts just a part of what he has heard and seen it becomes a part of what he has heard or seen it becomes a mountain or a swollen sea of misfortune and Jewish blood Jewish blood pure and simple We gather every Sabbath a group of activists in the Jewish community to discuss our diaries and writings We want our sufferings these ‘birth pangs of the Messiah’ to be impressed upon the memories of future generations and on the memory of the whole world” recounted Lewin on June 6 1940 The first part of Abraham Lewin’s work was in Yiddish The second part is a stark recounting of the Great Deportation of 1942; for this section he used the formal Hebrew In great detail Lewin chronicled the shrinking of the Ghetto both in physical size and population the latter due both to the relentless transports to Treblinka and from starvation disease and Nazi cruelty within the Ghetto walls which were ever tightening like a noose around the survivors His writings take on a tone of extreme bitterness after losing his beloved wife and daughter Abraham Lewin managed to survive longer than most others but his writings end abruptly on Saturday January 16 1943 Accompanied by a eulogy given on September 13 1941 itself a short document of exceptional poignancy Lewin’s writings emerged from one of the two milk cans of the Ringelblum archive offering readers an exceptionally important and well detailed and beautifully written eyewitness account of those terrible and terrifying years of the horror that was the Warsaw Ghetto

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Am Lewin's diary covering the period from April 1942 to January 1943 was found hidden in a milk churn after the war and is now published in English for the first time This document fit to rank with the accounts of Anne Frank and of Emanuel Ringelblum is especially illuminating on how far the Jews were aware of their In November 1940 the Nazis sealed off the Warsaw Ghetto Among the 400 000 Jews were incarcerated in the hell of the Warsaw Ghetto was 47 year old schoolteacher Abraham Lewin whose diary chronicles the suffering sickness starvation brutality and death in the Warsaw Ghetto and the genocide of nearly all of it's 400 000 people by the NazisParticularly heartrending is the fate of children under the Nazi terror Many murders of children and young people are recounted here as well as the strvation of Jewish children in the ghetto their bodies swollen with starvation crying for food We read of such heartbreaking incidents such as the arrest of a prettily dressed ten year old girl as she cried Mr PolicemanThe author's own young daughter who was taken to her death by the Nazis was a member of the Zionist youth group Hashomer Hatzair which was to play a large role in the resistance against Nazi rule during the Warsaw Ghetto uprisingsHitler's threats to annihilate the Jews are mirrored by those of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hamas Hezbollah and BDS What begins with the Jews does not however end with the Jews that the Nazis would go on to murder Gypsies Poles Czechs Serbs Russians and many others

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A Cup of Tears A Diary of the Warsaw GhettoOn 16 November 1940 the Nazis sealed off a large section of central Warsaw where they compelled all the Jews of the Polish capital to live Over 400000 people were cut off from the outside world in the ghetto among them a 47 year old school teacher who kept a record of the terrible events and conditions Part of Abrah I don't want to generalise but in my experience women often evoke a vivid and thus moving picture of a period of history in journals than men because of the importance they grant to visual impressions and memory Men when they pick up a pen on the other hand tend to uickly veer off into the philosophical and the abstract as if writing a text book They want to establish some kind of objective overview of their situation You might say men go for the objective while women are inclined to stay closer to the subjective Men tend to tell; women to show And as all of us know who love novels showing is much engaging than telling I understand why the author of this journal was continually trying to report all the atrocities he heard about why he sought to provide the bigger picture but it's often all so impersonal that it lacks roots ground underfoot For example the author has a wife and child However we learn nothing about them In the journals of women they almost always give us vivid pictures of poignant family moments and this is like that close up of a suffering child in a news report Our feelings of empathy are fully engaged Perhaps the most poignant moment is when the author's wife doesn't return home one day He knows she has been caught up in a roundup and remembers she left the house in a summer dress carrying his leather briefcase Suddenly he gives us a detail that makes the tragedy so much moving We imagine his wife in her summer dress carrying his briefcase being herded into the cattle train headed for the gas chambers at Treblinka So often it's these small details that bring a story to life Unfortunately there is no such vivid image of his daughter in the entire journal She's just an anonymous name and I found this deeply sad Don't get me wrong this is incredibly moving at times especially as the noose begins tightening But I would have to say the journals of Mary Berg and Janina Bauman gave me a vivid and detailed idea of what the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto went through Because they limited themselves to what they experienced first hand I also feel certain we'd have a much richer and detailed notion of every historical period had women been encouraged to write