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Isaac's Army by Matthew Brzezinski
Isaac's Army by Matthew Brzezinski
"One of the bravest scenes Edelman witnessed during the war was the sight of a man entering the Warsaw transit station for the transports to Auschwitz with his son on his shoulders. The boy was frightened and asking where they were going. "Not far", the father reassured him. "Soon it will all be over".

This is the last line of this amazing book detailing the armed Jewish underground in Warsaw.

The author interviewed many of the survivors and his book details the build up to the Ghetto revolt of 1943 as well as Jewish participation in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Lesser known aspects are also detailed such as the conflict between some of the right wing… Read more
Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler and the Crushing of a&hellip by Alexandra Richie
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The numbers beggar belief. Of a prewar population of 1.3 million, 150,000 civilians and 18,000 underground soldier killed, and this is excluding 400,000 Jews who weren't sent to their deaths from 1939-43.

The remainder were forced from their homes into concentration camps and forced labour camps as Warsaw was demolished brick by brick on Hitler's orders, leaving a few thousand hiding amongst the ruins awaiting the Soviets.

Alexandra Ritchie weaves together the gripping and horrific story of one of the greatest tragedies of World War 2 and the opening shots of the Cold War that resulted in the almost complete destruction of one of Europe's great cities.

The… Read more
Rising Up by Evie Woolmore
Rising Up by Evie Woolmore
I picked this up as I've always been interested in Warsaw and the experiences of Warsovians in WW2. The story
draws you in to the agonising conflict as to whether Tom should to tell Evie her fate in history or keep her oblivious.

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