People in a Deadly Trap describes the plan to eradicate European Jewry in Nazi Germany and the responses of the Jews at that time. The author, Professor Avraham Zvi Brown was a leading analyst of the Holocaust, namely Eichmann’s trial, Demjanjuk’s trial, the warfare of Jewish partisans and their message for following generations.
“I experienced the Holocaust on my own flesh. I was born in Warsaw, but during the Second World War, I happened to be in Lithuania, and there, after the German army invaded this country, I found myself in the Jewish ghetto of Kovno. For over two years I lived in the ghetto, and in it I went through almost all the departments of the Holocaust Hell. After an underground was formed in the ghetto I joined it, and after a time I fled from the ghetto as part of an organized escape, initiated and supervised by the underground staff, to the partisan forest.
After the liberation I went my way. I studied in universities and chose as my vocation the study of general philosophy. At no time did I think of engaging in research of the Holocaust. But, the experience of the Holocaust, thoughts about the Holocaust, analysis of issues of the Holocaust – these never left me throughout my life to this day.”
In the book before us some of Avraham Zvi Brown’s publications on the Holocaust are assembled, together with some chapters which have not been publicized. Readers are offered a differing version of discussion from the accepted method, and this is the main goal of this book.