This in-depth study of a Jewish man's diary from Nazi-occupied Poland provides an unfiltered view of the struggles of Samuel Golfard, who tried to make sense of and resist the Holocaust that ultimately destroyed him. The diary is complemented by an array of wartime and postwar photographs, newspaper articles, documents, and testimonies that create a fuller picture of Jewish resistance and the perpetration of mass murder in eastern Galicia.
Wendy Lower is professor of history at Claremont McKenna College. She is the author of Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, a National Book Award finalist.
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History: Specific Subjects
Documenting Life and Destruction: Holocaust Sources in Context