The Avengers

The Avengers

A Jewish War Story

Book - 2001
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"In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. Abba's chief lieutenants were two teenage girls, Vitka Kempner and Ruzka Korczak. At seventeen, Vitka and Ruzka were perhaps the most daring partisans in the East, the first to blow up a Nazi train in occupied Europe"--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed
ISBN: 9780375705298
0375705295
Characteristics: 261 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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