Krinki in Ruins
(Krynki, Poland)

5316' / 2347'

Translation of
Krinik in khurbn: memuarn

Edited by: Alex Sofer

Published in Montevideo 1948




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This is a translation from: Krinik in khurbn: memuarn;
Krinki in Ruins, ed. Alex Sofer, Montevideo 1948

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Krynki (1948)

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  Initial pages
  Foreword 5
  Krinik in Khurbn 21
Chapter One   23
Chapter Two The Russians Are Coming 46
Chapter Three Life under Russian Power 46
Chapter Four War between Germany and Russia 57
Chapter Five On the Way 67
Chapter Six In Captivity 91
Chapter Seven The Escape 97
Chapter Eight In the Woods 100
Chapter Nine Back in the Ghetto 131
Chapter Ten The Liquidation of the Ghetto 139
Chapter Eleven The Factory Camp 143
Chapter Twelve The Last Way 151
Chapter Thirteen Death—Life 151
Chapter Fourteen Birkenau 157
  Yizkor - Memorial Notices 270


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