By E. Thomas Wood
The tale of a guy who risked lifestyles and limb to reveal the atrocities of the Holocaust to the realm "I had the sensation from the instant I observed Karski that he carried mystery, invisible wounds in him...I observed he used to be combating again the memories."--Elie Wiesel "A major account of non-public heroism--not basically dramatic as a narrative but in addition a compelling ethical message in regards to the human . . . an excellent read."--Zbigniew Brzezinski NOW IN PAPER! operating for the Polish Underground, Jan Karski witnessed first hand the horrors of the Holocaust. Surviving Soviet captivity and Gestapo torture, he escaped Poland in 1942 and launched into a heroic campaign to offer Allied leaders his eye witness document of Nazi extermination of ecu Jews. Karski is the 1st definitive account of the little-known episode--one of the earliest documentations of atrocities to arrive the west and maybe the main major caution of the genocide to return. Karski's tale introduces very important new insights in regards to the Polish Underground, and concerning the Allies' response to the Holocaust. E. THOMAS wooden (Nashville, Tennessee) is a journalist in Nashville. STANISLAW M. JANKOWSKI (Cracow, Poland) is a journalist and historian. he's a number one authority at the Polish Underground.
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When nothing happened after a moment of anticipatory silence, the gleeful hubbub arose once more in the hall and the mating rites resumed. "again followed by silence and then the rising hum of the crowd. At last, suddenly, a trio of spotlights, brighter than any Jan had ever seen before, flashed onto the stage. When his eyes adjusted to the glare, Jan recognized at center stage the distinctive profile of Adolf Hitler's right-hand man, Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring. " bellowed Göring, extending his arm in the Nazi salute.
Page 9 She also drilled into her son a passion for Christian belief that was unusual even in intensely Roman Catholic Poland. Walentyna's ability to embrace both the church and the agnostic Marshal Pilsudski *, who was often in conflict with the Polish clergy, presaged a similar tolerance for paradox that Jan would later display. In a similar manner, Jan's mother impressed on the young boy an abiding sense of social tolerancenotwithstanding her fervent support of Pilsudski's* authoritarian regime.
One can never be entirely sure after fifty years, but we believe we have faithfully represented what was said in each conversation portrayed here. Professor Karski bears little of the blame for the many legends that have sprung up about him over the years. . " Professor Karski reviewed the manuscript of this book. The authors have benefited immensely from the wisdom of this man, who views his own experiences through the prism of four decades of scholarly engagement with Polish history. He made many suggestions about minor corrections and clarifications, saving us from several gaffes and broadening our perspectives on historical issues related to his wartime activities.