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Books About Jewish Przemyśl:

I Remember

I Remember Every Day... the fates of the Jews of Przemyśl during World War II

Editors: John J. Hartman and Jacek Krochmal, Translation: Agnieszka Andrzejewska
Published in 2002 in both English and Polish editions. The book represents an American-Polish and Jewish- Christian collaboration to tell the story of the Holocaust in a Galician town in southeast Poland. The book consists of memoirs of Jewish survivors, Polish and Ukrainian rescuers, and townspeople who lived through the years of World War II. In addition the authors present a history of the town’s Jewish presence dating back 1000 years, a history of the Holocaust period, and a psychological analysis of Polish-Jewish relations in our time. The book attempts to put a human face on the grim statistics of war and genocide focusing on the experiences of ordinary people in extraordinary times.  315 pages, 35 photographs.Publishers: TPN (Przemyśl, Poland) and Remembrance and Reconciliation, Inc.

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11th of Av

The 11th of Av

A novel by David R. Semmel
11th of Av is a story of love, death, and dreams set in 1914 in the often-besieged Galician town of Przemyśl, a fortress on the socially dynamic, multicultural frontier of Austria-Hungary. It is the story of a tough, passionate, and optimistic generation – the flowering of eight centuries of Jewish life in Eastern Europe – who believed, despite overwhelming odds, that they could build a better world. It is also the story of the beginning of the end of Eastern Jewry. When an orgy of war topples Franz Josef’s Austro-Hungarian Empire, his Jewish subjects find themselves scattered and stateless, and compelled to carve out new lives in an unfamiliar and increasingly dangerous world.

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