´´A precious record of Jewish life under Nazi rule.´´ --New York Review of Books
´´Not only the material for history; it is history itself, agonizingly, triumphantly alive.´´ --Saturday Review
Warsaw resident Chaim Kaplan´s journal begins on September 1, 1939, the day the Nazi blitzkrieg stunned the world - the Jews of Poland most of all. It ends in August 1942, when Kaplan realized that the Nazi noose was around his neck. Today Kaplan´s diary stands as an extraordinary record of the Nazi destruction of Warsaw´s Jewish community. It is as timely as ever.