Download Country of Ash: A Jewish Doctor in Poland, 1939–1945 by Edward Reicher,Elisabeth Bizouard-Reicher,Magda Bogin PDF

By Edward Reicher,Elisabeth Bizouard-Reicher,Magda Bogin

“[Dr. Reicher] lived during the moment global battle in Poland, dodging bullets, uprisings and deportations—not to say betrayal, hunger and airless hideouts—in a way extra such as a skilled outlaw than a mild-mannered dermatologist . . . it's the outstanding simplicity of the nice doctor’s writing that makes [t]his e-book resemble [Victor] Klemperer’s, and the particular observations of its file that makes it emotionally memorable. . . . William Carlos Williams as soon as stated that individuals who prize info are perishing day-by-day for wish of the data that may be came upon merely in poetry. by way of an identical token, there'll by no means be a time after we won't want the data that a massive, evocative booklet like Country of Ash provides.” —VIVIAN GORNICK, Moment magazine

Country of Ash is the starkly compelling, unique chronicle of a Jewish health care professional who miraculously survived near-certain dying, first contained in the Lodz and Warsaw ghettoes, the place he used to be pressured to regard the Gestapo, then at the Aryan aspect of Warsaw, the place he concealed lower than various disguises. He clandestinely recorded the bad occasions he witnessed, yet his manuscript disappeared throughout the Warsaw Ghetto rebellion. After the warfare, reunited together with his spouse and younger daughter, he rewrote his story.

Peopled with historic figures just like the debatable Chaim Rumkowski, who fancied himself a king of the Jews, to notorious Nazi commanders and dozens of Jews and non-Jews who performed cat and mouse with dying in the course of the struggle, Reicher’s memoir is set a neighborhood confronted with extinction and the opportunity judgements and strokes of success that stored a number of surprised souls alive.

Edward Reicher (1900–1975) used to be born in Lodz, Poland. He graduated with a level in drugs from the collage of Warsaw, later studied dermatology in Paris and Vienna, and practiced in Lodz as a dermatologist and venereal ailment professional either ahead of and after international warfare II. A Jewish survivor of Nazi-occupied Poland, Reicher seemed at a tribunal in Salzburg to spot Hermann Höfle and provides an eyewitness account of Höfle’s function in Operation Reinhard, which despatched thousands to their deaths within the Nazi focus camps of Poland.

Country of Ash, first released posthumously in France, used to be translated from the French by means of Magda Bogin and contains a foreword by way of Edward Reicher’s daughter Elisabeth Bizouard-Reicher.

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