Abba Kovner was born in 1918 in Sebastopol. Committed to Zionism from boyhood, Kovner was an advocate of armed resistance during World War II, famously urging his comrades in the Vilna ghetto not to go "like sheep to the slaughter," but to stand and fight. Kovner thus became a key leader in the United Partisan Organization, which carried out sabotage operations against the German army, first from the ghetto and later from the Baltic forest. After liberation, he helped take Jews from Eastern and Central Europe into Palestine for resettlement. Kovner and his wife, Vitka, also a resistance leader, eventually settled... Read More
Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Schocken On Sale: May 11, 2004 Price: $10.00
Many readers already know of the poet Abba Kovner (1918-1987) as the charismatic Jewish leader who engineered the Vilna ghetto uprising, famously urging his comrades not to go "like sheep to the slaughter." After the war, he became a powerful voice in orchestrating the resettlement of Holocaust survivors to a new...
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