Blessed is the Match: The Story...

This book is a classic account of Jewish tragedy, faith, hope, and triumph. Published originally in 1947, it is one of the first works to deal with the horrors and the heroism of the Holocaust years.

Introduction IN THE FALL OF 1945, immediately upon the conclusion of World War II, I left for Palestine on the S. S. Gripsholm, the first ship from New York to sail for the Middle East with civilians since the outbreak of hostilities in 1939. My purpose was to interview survivors of the death camps and participants in Jewish resistance, who at that time were to be found primarily in Palestine. Blessed Is the Match, published in 1947, was the result of that voyage. Since the appearance of this book, among the first on the subject, a huge literature on all aspects of the Holocaust has arisen. The memoirs of survivors have been supplemented by major historical studies, which, like Raul Hilberg’s monumental The Destruction of European Jewry and Lucy Dawidowicz’s much later The War against the Jews, 1933 – 1945, have availed themselves fully of the mass of written evidence and archival material provided by the Nuremberg Trials and other Jewish and German sources. The great ghetto diaries of Emanuel Ringelblum and of Chaim Kaplan have been literally unearthed and published. In Jerusalem, Yad Vashem bulges with countless still unpublished memoirs of survivors of the various ghettos and concentration camps. Nor despite Adorno’s stern dictum — to write poetry after Auschwitz is “ barbaric” — have poets and novelists been mute. And sociologists have systematically dissected the psyche of the victims. In 1946 none of the subsequently disclosed documentary

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FRONT MATTEREpigraphTitle PageCopyright PageContentsIntroductionI. UDII. THE PARACHUTISTS FROM PALESTINE1. The Mission2. “Blessed Is the Match”3. Behind the Lines with Tito4. In a Hungarian Prison5. Resistance in Budapest6. A Shepherd in Rumania7. What Did They Achieve?III. THE UNDERGROUND NETWORK1. The Office in Istanbul2. Eichmann Makes an Offer3. Negotiations with Wislitzeni4. Eichmann's Last Offer: “Goods for Blood”IV. THE GHETTO BATTLE1. The Witnesses2. Why They Went: Hopelessness and Hope3. The Struggle of the Spirit: “To Live With Honor”4. The Youth Groups Prepare: “To Die With Honor”5. The Last Stand: The Jewish Fighting Organization6. The Indictment7. “Understand It Humanly”V. JEWISH PARTISANS IN EASTERN EUROPE1. The Woodmen2. In Vilna: The United Partisans3. “Jerusalem” in White RussiaVI. IN WESTERN EUROPE1. In Holland It Was Different2. Rescue Is Resistance3. France—Service des Jeunes4. The Jewish MaquisVII. RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE1. Haganah: A People's Army2. The Poetry of Action3. Ha‘apalah: Illegal Immigration4. “The Blood Be on Your Head”5. The Seventh CityEpilogue: 1976
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