ADAR B 5765 (2005) - Purim at the camps
Children in the Polish ghetto of Lodz in a Purim celebration

Purim play in the ghetto in Wielopole Poland, 1942.

Purim celebration, Wieliczka , Poland, 1942.

RESEARCH
Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira
The Piaseczner Rebbe
The last Rebbe in the Warsaw Ghetto


TESTIMONIES
The following testimonies are from the book SHEMA YISRAEL
(Kaliv World Center)

FROM THE BOOKSHELF A
SACRED FIRE: TORAH FROM THE YEARS OF FURY 1939-1942
Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira
(translated from Hebrew by J.H.Worch)


FROM THE BOOKSHELF B
SHEMA YISRAEL: TESTIMONIES OF DEVOTION, COURAGE AND SELF-SACRIFICE
Kaliv World Center


FROM THE BOOKSHELF C
THOSE WHO NEVER YEILDED
Prager, Moshe


FROM THE BOOKSHELF D
A SCROLL OF AGONY
THE WARSAW DIARY OF CHAIM A. KAPLAN


FROM THE BOOKSHELF E
KIDDUSH HASHEM: JEWISH RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL LIFE IN POLAND DURING THE HOLOCAUST
Huberband, Shimon


 
A SCROLL OF AGONY
THE WARSAW DIARY OF CHAIM A. KAPLAN

Katsch, A.I (editor and translator)
New York: Collier Books, 1965

This diary in unique in that it is the only major document from the Holocaust period written in the Hebrew language. It provides a full account of the beginning of Nazi dominance in Poland, as well as a chronicle of life in the ghetto. The diary portrays the Jews heroic struggle to maintain a spiritual, religious, and educational life, and to retain their dignity and integrity as human beings at a time when most of the world inhumanely looked aside.