Story Of a Secret State

by Karski, Jan

Karski's "Story of a Secret State" stands as one of the most poignant and inspiring memoirs of World War II and the Holocaust. With elements of a spy thriller, documenting his experiences in the Polish Underground, and as one of the first eyewitness accounts of the slaughter of the Jews by the German Nazis.

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On Nov 4, 2012, avifrombklyn said:
incredible. i am sure that it is not an overstatement that this book is one of the most important books i will read in my lifetime. the book was written during the holocaust of world war two. this means the story is not a after the fact history of events but, rather, a real time report and cry for help to the world by the author, jan karski. the book is as relevant today as it was then and i promise that once you pick it up you will not put it down. as a child of holocaust survivors, i hope and pray there will always be a Jan Karski who will not stand by idly while others are being massacred. please read this book!

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Story of a Secret State [Including Early Warsaw Ghetto Eyewitness Account]

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Story Of A Secret State

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Story of a Secret State

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Story of a Secret State

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The Story Of A Secret State

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Story of a Secret State

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Story of a Secret State

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1944
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