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The Avengers

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The Avengers

A Jewish War Story

By Rich Cohen

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375705298, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2001


Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.

Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers, friends. In the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, they were the heart of a breathtakingly courageous underground movement, and when the ghetto was liquidated, they fled to the forests and joined other partisans in continued sabotage and resistance. Riveting, poignant and uplifting, The Avengers is a powerful exploration of resistance and revenge, of courage and dedication, and an inside look at some of the intrepid individuals who fought against the Holocaust and the nazi occupation of Europe.

About the Author
Rich Cohen is the author of Tough Jews and The Avengers. His work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and "Vanity Fair, " among many other publications. He is a contributing editor at "Rolling Stone. " He lives in New York City.

Praise For The Avengers

"A tremendous story."
--The Washington Post

"Fascinating... His language is spare and muscular, his descriptions evocative, his technique suspenseful. He is moved by this story and he moves us."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Rich Cohen has done a first-rate job."
--The Denver Rocky Mountain News