Monday, December 7, 2015
Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland
Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland by Matthew Brzezinski should not be considered a definitive history of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Brzezinski does not try to handle the full sweep of events of the Uprising, nor does he give us a picture of the entire spectrum of people involved. Rather, he zooms in on some leaders of the movement, examines some Jews who escaped Warsaw altogether and lived in hiding or in convents. Finally, he handles, in great detail, the Warsaw Uprising by the Polish Home Army as the Russian army approached from the east.
So, this is not the definitive book; rather, it is a well-written, smooth slice of the topic.