The Avengers: A Jewish War Story ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rich Cohen

The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Vintage
Publication date: October 2013
ISBN: 9780804151207
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$11.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. Abba's chief lieutenants were two teenage girls, Vitka Kempner and Ruzka Korczak. At seventeen, Vitka and Ruzka were perhaps the most daring partisans in the East, the first to blow up a Nazi train in occupied Europe. Each night, the girls shared a bed with Abba, raising gossip in the ghetto. But what they found was more than temporary solace. It was a great love affair. After the liquidation of the ghetto, the Avengers escaped through the city's sewage tunnels to the forest, where they lived for more than a year in a dugout beside a swamp, fighting alongside other partisan groups, and ultimately bombing the city they loved, destroying Vilna's waterworks and its powerplant in order to pave the way for its liberation.

Leaving a devastated Poland behind them, they set off for the cities of Europe: Vitka and Abba to the West, where they would be instrumental in orchestrating the massive Jewish exodus to the biblical homeland, and Ruzka to Palestine, where she would be literally the first person to bring a first hand account of the Holocaust to Jewish leaders. It was in these last terrifying days--with travel in Europe still unsafe for Jews and the extent of the Holocaust still not widely known--that the Avengers hatched their plan for revenge. Before it was over, the group would have smuggled enough poison into Nuremberg to kill ten thousand Nazis. The Avengers is the story of what happened to these rebels in the ghetto and in the forest, and how, fighting for the State of Israel, they moved beyond the violence of the Holocaust and made new lives.

From Rich Cohen, one of the preeminent journalists of his generation and author of the highly praised Tough Jews, a powerful exploration of vindication and revenge, of dignity and rebellion, painstakingly recreated through his exclusive access to the Avengers themselves. Written with insight, sensitivity, and the moral force of one of the last great struggles of the Second World War, here is an unforgettable story for our time.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Avengers: A Jewish War Story ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3915 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Rich Cohen
Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rich Cohen
Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football
Rich Cohen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2013
ISBN: 9780374298685
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $9.99
Sweet and Low: A Family Story ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rich Cohen
Sweet and Low: A Family Story
Rich Cohen & Richard Cohen
Vintage Digital, July 2013
ISBN: 9780224072724
Format: ePub
List Price: $22.08 Our price: $19.99
The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rich Cohen
The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King
Rich Cohen & Richard Cohen
Vintage Digital, July 2012
ISBN: 9780224096577
Format: ePub
List Price: $30.58 Our price: $27.99
The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rich Cohen
The Fish That Ate the Whale
Rich Cohen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, June 2012
ISBN: 9780374299279
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $9.99
Recently Viewed Products