Displaced: The Memoir of Eliezer Gruenbaum, Kapo at Birkenau—Translation and Commentary

  title={Displaced: The Memoir of Eliezer Gruenbaum, Kapo at Birkenau—Translation and Commentary},
  author={Galia Dan Glasner-Heled and Dan Bar-On},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  pages={1 - 23}
Eliezer Gruenbaum, the communist son of Yitzhak Gruenbaum, who was a prominent leader of Polish Jewry between the two world wars and Israel’s first interior minister, was a kapo in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Eliezer survived only to die fighting in the war for Israeli independence. His story is captivating not only for its biographical appeal but also for the unique “statement of defense” memoir he has left behind.This paper will expose the English-speaking reader to excerpts of this singular text for… 
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