An Eye for an Eye The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945

By: Sack, John (Signed)

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Signed and inscribed upon front free endpaper by John Sack to producer Jean Doumanian. "Set in Poland, in the last days of World War II and the period immediately thereafter, when the USSR was ethnically cleansing the region of Germans, [this book] tells of the internment camps set up by the Soviets in Poland, sometimes re-using camps captured from the Germans, in which they placed captured Germans, and over which they set as administrators several of the Jews who had been interned in the Nazi camps. James Bacque sparked controversy in 1989 with his book 'Other Losses' about Germans who died in internment camps under General Eisenhower in roughly the same period. Sack's book was, for reasons that should be plain, even more controversial. Sack, it should be noted, was of Jewish ethnicity." - Gerry T. Neal. "Nothing has ever been written about this. To unearth the story, the author spent seven years doing research and conducting interviews in Poland, Germany, Israel, and the United States. Sixty-five pages of notes and sources testify to the accuracy of the reporting." - dust jacket. An unattributed online synopsis states "Not for sixty years has a book been so brutally (and, in the end, unsuccessfully) suppressed as 'An Eye for an Eye'. One major newspaper, one major magazine, and three major publishers paid $40,000 for it but were scared off. One printed 6,000 books, then pulped them. Two dozen publishers read and praised it, but all rejected it. Once published, it became a best-seller in Europe but was so shunned in America that it became, in the words of New York Magazine, 'The Book They Dare Not Review'". "John Sack (1930-2004) was an American literary journalist and war correspondent." - Wikipedia. Laid-in is a signed letter on Sack's letterhead to Doumanian in which he explains "The story is true. It has been corroborated by 60 Minutes and The New York Times. From this day on, let no one say, 'They don't write parts for women'". He goes on to itemize the actions of "real-life heroine, Lola" which are recounted in this book. Perhaps Doumanian, who produced several Woody Allen films, considered making a movie based on this book. In a 1999 talk available online, Sack describes visiting Yad Vashem in 1989 to conduct research, saying "As you know, [Yad Vashem has] fifty million documents about the Holocaust. I asked what they had about Jews in the Office of State Security. They said 'Nothing'. I said 'It had Jewish Commandants and Jewish Directors.' The Chairman of Yad Vashem replied 'It sounds rather imaginary' and the Director of Archives said to me 'Impossible.'" p. xii, [2], 252. Clean, bright, tight and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A very special copy.; 8vo; Signed by Author

Title: An Eye for an Eye The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945

Author Name: Sack, John (Signed)

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0465042147

ISBN-13: 9780465042142

Location Published: USA, Basic Books: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Categories: History, Judaica, Concentration Camps

Seller ID: 214h1742

Keywords: jewish revenge wwii holocaust jewish redemption de-nazification lola pinek shlomo schwientochlowitz