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A book about Marek Edelman by Witold Bereś and Krzysztof Burnetko is the first biography in English of this hero of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, renowned physician, and defender of human rights. This book was almost 30 years in the making, from the moment when the authors first met Edelman. That was in the 1980s, when the opposition Solidarity movement was forced underground after the communists introduced martial law in Poland. Bereś and Burnetko, active in the democratic opposition, interviewed him for the first time on behalf of an illegal paper they published clandestinely. From that moment on, meetings with Edelman became a part of their lives. It took a long time to finish the book. Edelman (1919-2009) was not an easy man to deal with, moral issues were muddled under the communist dictatorship, and above all there was the vexed question of the Holocaust. To top it all off, new eyewitness accounts and previously unknown documents kept surfacing.
|Autor||Witold Bereś, Krzysztof Burnetko|