Click Here to Purchase: City Winin a City from IPBooksNY Book Launch for CITY WITHIN A CITY
by Basia Temkin-Berman First English Translation!
Click links below to hear live audio recordings made at the book-launch event on March 2, 2012 in New York City (cosponsored by IPBooks & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.)
1. Jonathan Brent, Director of YIVO, Introduction
2. Dr. Emanuel Berman, author’s son, editor, and psychoanalyst
3. Samuel Kassow, historian, author of Who Will Write our History?
4. Leon Hoffman, psychoanalyst, book-dedication to Leon Kupferstein (introduced by Dr. Berman)
5. Aviva Blumberg, Child-survivor of Warsaw Ghetto, saved by Basia Berman (introduced by Dr. Berman)
6. Arnold Richards, psychonalyst, closing remarks
City Within a City was the secret diary written in Polish in 1944 when Basia (Batya) and her husband Adolf-Abraham Berman, lived on the Aryan side of Warsaw—the part designated by the Nazis for Polish Christians only—and led a secret network helping thousands of Jews to hide and survive.
“I would like to describe this state within a state, or rather, a city within a city, this most underground of all underground communities, whose members met with each other, worked and talked in the midst of a population which didn’t suspect anything; where every street, every coffee shop, every tram stop called to mind dozens of unique adventures. Every name was false, every word that was uttered carried a double meaning, and every telephone conversation was more encrypted than the secret diplomatic documents of embassies.”
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