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The boy was frightened and asking where they were going. "Not far", the father reassured him. "Soon it will all be over"
on 13 January 2014
"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 fascist elements within the non-Jewish Polish resistance army and the Jewish units.
I'd highly recommend this for an understanding of the Jewish underground and particularly the internal conflicts within the Jewish resistance itself