Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation With Dr. Marek Edelman, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

978-5-7516-1118-7; 978-5-9953-0214-8;;
2013
263 pages
263 gr.

This book includes complete transcript of the conversations, which Polish journalists Witold Bereś and Krzysztof Burnetko had had with Marek Edelman (a leader of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Germans, 1919–2009) not long before he passed away. 

Through anecdotes and reflections these discussions explore not the events but the memory of them and provoke thought concerning the nature and meaning of the individual and the manner in which we judge human conduct. After the war Edelman became a cardiologist and he comments that, "when one knows death so well, one has more responsibility for life." Fine reading for the thoughtful as well as the student of the era.

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