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Story of a Secret State (1944)

de Jan Karski

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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 accounts of the systematic slaughter of the Jews by the German Nazis, this volume is a remarkable testimony of one man's courage and a nation's struggle for resistance against overwhelming oppression. Karski was a brilliant young diplomat when war broke out in 1939 with Hitler's invasion of Poland. Taken prisoner by the Soviet Red Army, which had simultaneously invaded from the East, Karski narrowly escaped the subsequent Katyn Forest Massacre. He became a member of the Polish Underground, the most significant resistance movement in occupied Europe, acting as a liaison and courier between the Underground and the Polish government-in-exile. He was twice smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, and entered the Nazi's Izbica transit camp disguised as a guard, witnessing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust. Karski's courage and testimony, conveyed in a breathtaking manner in Story of a Secret State, offer the narrative of one of the world's greatest eyewitnesses and an inspiration for all of humanity, emboldening each of us to rise to the challenge of standing up against evil and for human rights. This definitive edition--which includes a foreword by Madeleine Albright, a biographical essay by Yale historian Timothy Snyder, an afterword by Zbigniew Brzezinski, previously unpublished photos, notes, further reading, and a glossary--is an apt legacy for this hero of conscience during the most fraught and fragile moment in modern history.… (mais)
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An interesting first-hand account of the occupation of Poland and of the Polish resistance during the second world war. At times the author can come across as a little pompous but on the whole the book reads well. ( )
  nick4998 | Oct 31, 2020 |
Powerful account of Karski's work in the Polish underground including his capture and torture by the Gestapo and (the two most terrifying chapters on) the Warsaw ghetto and Belzec death camp. (2019-09-30) ( )
  jmcilree | Sep 30, 2019 |
IF YOU are looking for a story with many murders, incredible escapes, a mysterious girl, much intrigue and heroism, full of political meaning and describing the underground fight against nazi tyranny, Jan Karski's 'Story of a Secret State' fits the bill.

So reads a book review from 1944. Story of a Secret State remains a just as gripping today and one of the earliest testaments of the Holocaust, unusually a first-hand account while it was still on-going. This is a primary source that is compelling and authoritative, unburdened by cultural tropes (particularly the power of images from movies), or changes of perspective and memory over time. ( )
1 vote Stbalbach | Jun 15, 2016 |
Tras la invasión alemana de Polonia, el gobierno polaco se instala en el exilio. El joven Jan Kozielewski (Jan Karski) recibe la importante misión de hacer de correo entre este gobierno y la resistencia interior. Comienza así una trepidante historia de espionaje, detenciones, lealtad y camaradería que le llevará a recorrer Europa en plena guerra, y que termina con una sorprendente visita al gueto de Varsovia y el descubrimiento, al entrar clandestinamente en un campo de concentración, de la existencia del terrible plan de asesinato sistemático del pueblo judío; un plan que él mismo se encargaría de denunciar por primera vez al mundo ante oídos incrédulos. El libro, escrito por su autor sólo un año después de sus extraordinarias aventuras, recoge, con una enorme capacidad narrativa, todos los detalles e historias que le sobrevinieron. En palabras del propio Karski: «El autor no cuenta más que lo que él mismo ha vivido, visto y escuchado».
  dani.casanueva | Jul 20, 2014 |
I grabbed this book from the library when I was there with time on my hands to read, and none of the books I was currently reading with me. This book quickly became my go-to book and I was up late 3 nights running to finish it. The author's powers of observation and recollection of events is amazing, considering the detail with which he writes. I believe it was originally published in 1944, so the events of WWII about which he writes would have been very recent for him.

The author is a Polish soldier whose front-line career was over before it really even got started. After being a PoW for a relatively short period he manages to escape whilst taking part in a prisoner exchange between Russia and Germany. He slinks back to his home town and after a visit to a former acquaintance, he finds he has become part of the fledgling Polish underground movement. And so begins the incredible story of Jan Karski. He describes with chilling detail the events and sights he is involved with, and gives a fantastic insight into how the underground was able to operate so efficiently and effectively. Even though his reports went directly to the UK and American leaders, change wasn't to come quickly enough for the thousands and thousands of Jewish people who were the victims of the most horrific cruelty and degradation at the hands of the German gestapo.

Aside from the extremely upsetting account of his clandestine visit to an extermination camp (which is illuminating in the most awful way), this book makes for excellent, exciting and informative reading on WWII. ( )
4 vote LovingLit | Jun 24, 2014 |
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Karski, Janautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Albright, MadeleinePrefácioautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Brzezinski, ZbigniewPosfácioautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Luengo Ferradas, AgustinaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Roberts, AndrewPosfácioautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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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 accounts of the systematic slaughter of the Jews by the German Nazis, this volume is a remarkable testimony of one man's courage and a nation's struggle for resistance against overwhelming oppression. Karski was a brilliant young diplomat when war broke out in 1939 with Hitler's invasion of Poland. Taken prisoner by the Soviet Red Army, which had simultaneously invaded from the East, Karski narrowly escaped the subsequent Katyn Forest Massacre. He became a member of the Polish Underground, the most significant resistance movement in occupied Europe, acting as a liaison and courier between the Underground and the Polish government-in-exile. He was twice smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, and entered the Nazi's Izbica transit camp disguised as a guard, witnessing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust. Karski's courage and testimony, conveyed in a breathtaking manner in Story of a Secret State, offer the narrative of one of the world's greatest eyewitnesses and an inspiration for all of humanity, emboldening each of us to rise to the challenge of standing up against evil and for human rights. This definitive edition--which includes a foreword by Madeleine Albright, a biographical essay by Yale historian Timothy Snyder, an afterword by Zbigniew Brzezinski, previously unpublished photos, notes, further reading, and a glossary--is an apt legacy for this hero of conscience during the most fraught and fragile moment in modern history.

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