Warsaw, 1940: Vera Gran-The Accused: 2 of 2: by Agata Tuszynska.
English: Burned-out Royal Castle in Warsaw. Photo taken after the Castle was burned by Nazis in September 1939 but before Warsaw Uprising in August 1944 when the Castle were totally destroved.
Polski: Wypalony Zamek Królewski w Warszawie. Zdięcie zrobione po zdobyciu Warszawy przez hitlerowców we wrześniu 1939 roku, ale przed Powstaniem Warszawskim w sierpniu 1944 kiedy Zamek zostały zrównane z ziemią.
תאריך יצירה 1940
מקור Jerzy Piorkowski (1957) Miasto Nieujarzmione, ורשה: Iskry, pp. ? no ISBN
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מיקום המצלמה 52° 14′ 50.03″ N, 21° 00′ 48.19″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap. תמונה זו ותמונות נוספות במיקום: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info
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Vera Gran-The Accused: 2 of 2: by Agata Tuszynska.
“Agata Tuszyńska sheds light into the dark corners [Vera Gran] had kept hidden, even from herself… In the end, the reader is left to decipher the truths of what really happened, as everyone, especially Vera, seeks shelter from their own painful recollections. We can define, for ourselves, what is the meaning of ‘collaborator’ in a world gone so dreadfully awry that the line blurs between daily compromises and buying time… A book to read slowly and think about.” —Anne Porter, The Globe and Mail
“Agata Tuszyńska has written a fiery portrayal of lives lived in horror as well as an exploration of the profound question of who really did collaborate with the Nazis… evocative and succinct… [Vera Gran] reflects upon every aspect of humanity, from apprehension, persecution and sadism to compassion, courage, and trust… an excellent interpretation of life as a talented Jewish vocalist in the Warsaw ghetto and the extent to which people will go to survive.” —Charles Weinblatt, Examiner.com
“Darkly absorbing . . . shrewd . . . a probing, atmospheric study of the ghetto’s moral ambiguities . . . sharply etched . . . In Charles Ruas’s skillful translation, Tuszynska’s prose conveys Gran’s story in brisk, evocative montage while, appropriately, leaving open enigmatic gaps. She finds no bright line of truth—just subtle shades of gray that are revealing of a nightmarish time.” —Publishers Weekly
“Renders the World War II years in great detail, but the meat of the book lies in the accusation that Gran collaborated with the occupied forces in Warsaw and her vigorous, lifelong self-defense. . . . A great choice for Gran devotees or World War II enthusiasts.” —Kirkus