We Are Witnesses

We Are Witnesses


Zvi Asaria-Hermann Helfgott                                            
(2010) ISBN: 978-965-308-363-9, Cat. No.759         356 pp., Hard cover, 17.5X24.5 cm.

This is a unique account of the Holocaust and its aftermath by a Jewish Yugoslav army chaplain, based on his wartime diary.

The author, PhD, rabbi and Army officer in World War II, spent four years in Germany among Yugoslavian Jewish officers who were prisoners of war.

With distinct literary skill, he paints a broad scene of those days and delineates fine-tooled descriptions of the atmosphere engulfing the captive Jewish officers, Bergen-Belsen after the liberation and the dreams and struggles of the camp survivors.