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Author Blaichman, Frank,eauthor.

Title Rather die fighting : a memoir of World War II / Frank Blaichman ; inroduction and maps by Martin Gilbert.

Imprint New York : Arcade Publishing, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    92 BLAICHMAN,F    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Santa Catalina Branch On Order.
Description xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published: 2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Days of terror and a decision to escape -- From farmhouse to forest -- Finding allies, killing collaborators -- The raid on Leszec castle -- Russian airdrops and sabotage missions -- Final engagements and the Geman retreat -- Return to Poland.
Summary Frank Blaichman was sixteen years old when the war broke out. In 1942, the killings began in Poland. With his family and friends decimated by the roundups, Blaichman decided that he would rather die fighting; he set off for the forest to find the underground bunkers of Jews who had already escaped. Together they formed a partisan force dedicated to fighting the Germans. This is a harrowing, utterly moving memoir of a young Polish Jew who chose not to go quietly and defied the mighty German war machine during World War II.
Subject Blaichman, Frank.
Jews -- Poland -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Personal narratives, Jewish.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Poland -- Personal narratives.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography.
Poland -- Biography.
ISBN 9781611450156 (pbk. ; alk. paper) $14.95
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