The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police
Item# 9780253012838
$35.00

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This book, written by anonymous members of the Kovno Ghetto Police, offers a rare glimpse into the complex situation faced by the ghetto leadership and the Jewish policemen, caught between carrying out the demands of the Germans and mollifying the anger and frustration of their own people.

As a force that had to serve two masters, both the Jewish population of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania and its German occupiers, the Kovno Jewish ghetto police walked a fine line between helping Jews survive and meeting Nazi orders. In 1942 and 1943 some of its members secretly composed this history and buried it in tin boxes.