The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

by Rich Cohen

Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers,friends.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.21 out of 5
  • Published October 9th 2001 by Vintage
  • Original Title: The Avengers
  • ISBN: 0375705295 (ISBN13: 9780375705298)
  • Edition Language: English

Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers, friends. In the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, they were the heart of a breathtakingly courageous underground movement, and when the ghetto was liquidated, they fled to the forests and joined other partisans in continued sabotage and resistance. Riveting, poignant and uplifting, The Avengers is a powerful exploration of resistance and revenge, of courage and dedication, and an inside look at some of the intrepid individuals who fought against the Holocaust and the nazi occupation of Europe.