Berlin Ghetto

Berlin Ghetto : Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance

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Berlin Ghetto tells the story of a group of young people who had lives filled with intellectual exploration, intense friendships and romances - and dangerous, illegal political action against the Nazi regime. The roots of anti-fascism in the Communist, Socialist and Jewish youth movements of pre-Nazi working class Berlin are examined. The story of Herbert Baum and anti-fascism in the heart of Hitler's Reich is told through oral and written testimony of survivors, friends and relatives of group members, Nazi trial records and other primary documents of the period.
In May of 1942, Baum and several others went into the massive anti-Soviet and anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda exhibition Das Sowjet-Paradies (Soviet Paradise) and set off several small explosive devices. A comrade of Baum's was interrogated by the Gestapo and under torture gave them a list of people associated with the Baum group. One by one, those on the list were arrested, put on trial and executed. Others were sent to concentration or death camps, whilst a few managed to survive underground. Berlin Ghetto is a testament to courage and youthful sacrifice, to Jewish (and non-Jewish) anti-fascist resistance in Nazi Germany.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 26mm | 557.92g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752476866
  • 9780752476865
  • 1,583,359

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"A stirring narrative." -- The Herbert Baum Group Blog "This is an important work which, better than many books on the subject, illuminates the division and complexity by which German Jews responded to Nazism." -- Jewish Book World
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About Eric Brothers

Eric Brothers is the author of more than 250 published articles, essays, reviews, and blog posts and is an advertising copywriter. Elie Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jewish American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust suvivor.
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