Rumkowski and the Orphans of Lodz
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Literary Nonficiton. The ghetto was lorded over by Chaim Rumkowski, Nazi-appointed Jewish Elder of ód and former head of the orphanage. Many have long hailed Rumkowski as a hero who did the best he could leading his community through the worst of circumstances. With Rebecca Fromer. Now Lucille Eichengreen shares, with firsthand evidence, how Chaim Rumkowski flouted his authority through collaboration, corruption, and the abuse of its children.. RUMKOWSKI AND THE ORPHANS OF ÓD is a chilling account of a young woman's experiences in the notorious ód Ghetto. Jewish Studies
She ridicules his apparently understandable statement that, if he were able to save a hundred Jews, his efforts would have been worthwhile, with the comment, "The enormity and monstrosity of Rumkowski's words appalled me." But the weight of the evidence she has marshaled, which includes testimony she gathered after the war from other survivors, will remove from most readers any sympathy they might otherwise have had for Rumkowski and his difficult position. . The author cogently describes the exploitation and deceit that infested intimate relationships in the ghetto. Soon after the teenage Eichengr
Comment on Polish translation of Lucille Eichengreen's Rumkowski and the Orphans of Lodz. Comment on Monika Polit, M.C. Rumkowslki, Fact & Fiction (translation of the Polish original) It is not my habit to comment on "Holocaust studies" and particularly on the writings of young scholars with no first hand experience of what they write. But I cannot let pass Ms. Polit's new book, apprently a revision of her doctoral dissertation.Polit takes issue with the statement in my own book, Rumkowski and the Orphans of Lodz (Mercury House 19999) where I describe Rumkowski's child abuse. Polit qu. A wonderfully written account of such a difficult A wonderfully written account of such a difficult, dark time, on the part of the author and the other children, about whom she wrote. It's a tribute to their memory, most of whom did not survive the War, and a tribute to the tenacity of the author. Highly recommended.. Four Stars JoAnne Worthington Well done, horrific times/topic. Any evidence of guilt, outside of stories/comments would have given this a 5 star.