The Last Eyewitnesses

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1510-1

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1511-8
Publication Date
May 1998
Page Count
352 pages
Trim Size
5 x 8 3/4

The Last Eyewitnesses

Children of the Holocaust Speak
Wiktoria Sliwowska

These testimonies, submitted by individual authors and not originally intended for publication, were assembled as a historical record by the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland. While evil and brutal anti-Semitism are described, the accounts also reveal the great risks taken by courageous individuals in order to save Jewish children.

About the Author

Wiktoria Sliwowska is a historian and professor at the Institute of Polish History at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. A member of the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland, her account is included in this volume. 

Julian Bussgang, an engineer and entrepreneur, was born in Lwów, Poland, and served during the war in the Free Polish Army. He has lived in the United States since 1949. In the last few years, he and his wife, Fay, have spent a great deal of time in Poland and have become very interested in the small Jewish community that remains there.
"When the children of the Holocaust speak, one must listen--then weep, pray, and cherish the memories of those who nurtured them." --Zbigniew Brzezinski

"I hope you understand how deeply I feel about this kind of literature. I consider it essential to the understanding of the Holocaust and its manifold implications." --Elie Wiesel

"The authors of The Last Eyewitnesses, children of the Holocaust, still live in Poland. Having survived their Jewish war Gehenna, they did not leave their homeland. Love and respect are due them. This book is a precious and very important publication."

—Jan Karski, Polish underground courier, smuggled out of Poland to warn the West of the fate of the Jews under German occupation