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May 22, 2010 Meaghan rated it 4 of 5 stars
A gripping account of Jewish resistance to the Nazis in Poland, and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in particular. Zivia Lubetkin was one of the few fortunate fighters who survived the war, and she made it her mission that her dead comrades would be remembered. Although Zivia had no particular flair as a writer and none of the individual characters really stands out, her story, written in a matter-of-fact way, tells itself most thrillingly. There is a useful biographical index in the back, detailing...more
Zivia Lubetkin (Polish: Cywia Lubetkin IPA: [ˈt͡sɨvja luˈbɛtkʲin], Hebrew: צביה לובטקין, nom de guerre: Celina; 1914–1976) was one of the leaders of the Jewish underground in Nazi-occupied Warsaw and the only woman on the High Command of the resistance group Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa (ŻOB). She survived the Holocaust in Poland and immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1946, at the age of 32.More about Zivia Lubetkin...