Compass - Sleeping Book, The

Two years ago Melbourne ophthalmologist Harry Lew began a mission to revive a story that began in a Polish town almost 70 years ago: a true story so terrible that when published in 1948 few could bear to read it. It was a meticulous account of Bialystock, its 60 000 Jewish residents, and their systematic destruction by the Nazis.
The book was written by a survivor, Rafael Rajzner who migrated to Melbourne after WW2. But it was written in Yiddish. Harry Lew decided to republish it in English and so began an extraordinary journey to bring a sleeping book back to life.

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28 mins
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