I Saw the Angel of Death
I Saw the Angel of Death

I Saw the Angel of Death

Experiences of Polish Jews Deported to the USSR during World War II

Edited by Maciej Siekierski, Edited by Feliks Tych



944 Pages, 6 x 9

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Hardcover, $64.95 (US $64.95) (CA $87.95)

Publication Date: November 2022

ISBN 9780817925048


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During World War II, Soviet authorities deported several hundred thousand Polish citizens to the gulag; many died there. In their first English translation, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives presents firsthand accounts from more than 150 Polish Jewish survivors of occupation, deportation, and violence. These documents offer extraordinary information and insight on the activities of the Polish resistance movement, Jewish religious and community life, forced-labor conditions, the experiences of women and children, and more.


"Provides invaluable insight into an understudied aspect of the Polish and Jewish experiences of World War II." —Katherine R. Jolluck, senior lecturer, Department of History, Stanford University

"These firsthand depositions, testimonies, and statements . . . are precious documents of Holocaust and gulag history." —Norman M. Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, Stanford University, and senior fellow, by courtesy, Hoover Institution

Author Biography

Dr. Maciej Siekierski, a former research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is curator emeritus of the European collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, specializing in Poland and Eastern Europe.

Dr. Feliks Tych (1929–2015) was an eminent Polish historian, director of the Jewish Historical Institut in Warsaw (1996–2006), and author or editor of several books in Polish on history and the Holocaust.