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Herzberg, Abel J. (Abel Jacob), 1893-1989
Tweestromenland. English
Between two streams : a diary from Bergen-Belsen / Abel J. Herzberg ; translated from the Dutch by Jack Santcross
Alternate Title Diary from Bergen-Belsen
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers in association with European Jewish Publication Society ; New York : Distributed by St Martin's Press, c1997
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DS135.N6 H47 1997    AVAILABLE
Gift from M. Adler, 2007
Subject Herzberg, Abel J. (Abel Jacob), 1893-1989 -- Diaries
Subject(s) Jews -- Netherlands -- Diaries
Subject Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Subject(s) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Personal narratives
Physical Description xi, 221 p. ; 25 cm
Note Originally published in Dutch language in 1989
Includes bibliographical references
Summary At the height of the Holocaust it was Nazi policy to preserve small groups of privileged Jews for possible use in exchanges with allied-held German civilians. Held in the special Sternlager at Bergen-Belsen their privilege amounted to being kept alive rather than gassed, although 70 per cent of the internees perished before the camp's liberation, victims of disease, starvation, beatings or sheer despair. One such privileged internee, Abel Herzberg, a Dutch lawyer and writer, managed in the hell of Bergen-Belsen to keep a diary which chronicles the reality of daily existence in the camp, with its grotesquely dehumanizing conditions and the magnanimity and pettiness which they engendered. He describes the relations between inmates and the civic code of the internees
NOTE Gift from M. Adler, 2007
Alternate Author Library donation, 2007

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