Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter

The Past Within Me
Author(s): 
Rotem (Kazik), Simha
Author(s): 
Harshav, Barbara
ISBN: 
0300057970
Date published: 
January 1995
Paperback
Price: 
£16.00
Pages: 
192

When the Nazis decided to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, five hundred young Jewish fighters within the Ghetto rose up to defy them. With no weapons, no influence, and no experience in warfare, they managed to resist the Germans for almost a month. In the end, when the battle was lost, the surviving Jews were led out of the ruins through the sewers by a nineteent-year-old fighter known as Kazik. As head courier of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB), which had planned and executed the uprising, Kazik spent the rest of the war helping to care for the several thousand Jews who still remained in Warsaw. This book - an extraordinary story of courage and perseverance - is Kazik's wartime memoir.