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The Avengers: A Jewish War Story
The Avengers A Jewish War Story
Author: Rich Cohen, Rich Cohen
In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. Abba's chie...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375405464
ISBN-10: 0375405461
Publication Date: 9/19/2000
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 1
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Fantastic read.

The Avengers: A Jewish War Story, by Rich Cohen. It is the true story of three young Jews from Lithuania during and after World War II, two teenage girls - Ruzka and Vitka, and one young man, Abba. These three lived in the Vilna ghetto - along with 80,000 other Jews - and were part of a community of youth called the Young Guard.

Could not put the book down.
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The Avengers is well-researched and reads like a fast paced action novel. Rich Cohen clearly knows his topic. He writes so well that it's hard to put the book down. I wish there had been more photos, and especially a map, but that's not why one picks up the book. The lives of Abba, Ruzcka and Vitka are why you read it. A great book.


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