Über den Autor
Raul Hilberg is the author of The Destruction of the European Jews and the foremost historian of the Holocaust. Stanislaw Staron, now deceased, taught political science at the University of Vermont. Josef Kermisz was director of archives at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Before he killed himself in 1942, Czerniakow was for almost three years the Nazi-sponsored "mayor" of the Warsaw Ghetto yet a Jew, devoted to his people. This secret journal is not only the testimony of an unbearable personal burden but the documentary of the Ghetto 's terminal agony. It is the most important diary to emerge from the Holocaust. "A tale of Kafkaesque horror." Houston Chronicle.