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Reissue of Note

Monday, January 19, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

This month Persea Books reissued A Cat in the Ghetto, by Rachmil Bryks, translated from the Yiddish by S. Morris Engel, with an introduction by Adam Rovner. A Cat in the Ghetto was first published in 1959 and Bryks’ stories remain some of the most compelling accounts of the Holocaust experience. His work examines the major dilemmas of the period: action vs. inaction, preservation of dignity vs. survival. This new edition includes his well-known novellas, two short stories, and early poem, his essay, “My Credo,” and a new afterword by the author’s daughter.