Rachel Auerbach “On the Fields of Treblinka”
“On the Fields of Treblinka” by Rachel Auerbach is a book of memoirs, reflections of a person who witnessed the tragedy of Warsaw Ghetto, saw the Nazi death camp in the Polish village of Treblinka in November 1945 and has worked for Yad Vashem Museum (Jerusalem) for over thirty years after the war. The present book is a translation of the first publication in Yiddish in 1947. It is the first time the memoirs appear in Ukrainian. The publication was done by Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies in frames of the series “Ukrainian Library of the Holocaust” under financial support of The Rothschild Foundation Europe.
Treblinka…this geographic name as many others became a terrible post-war symbol of the extermination of European Jewry. R. Auerbach described what she saw there and her book became one of the first striking documents of the Holocaust history in Europe. After publication in Yiddish in 1947 the book appeared in Polish, Hebrew, English. This is the first publication of the book “On the Fields of Treblinka” in Ukrainian.
Presentation of this edition will take place in Kyiv on June 4, 2007 at 18.00 on the premises of Kyiv Jewish Community. The Ukrainian text is available on the web-site of Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies in the option “Publications”
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