The author has compiled this harrowing story of the survival in 1943 of some Jews in the sewers of their city from the hitherto private diaries of the survivors. In the Polish city of Lvov, a small band of Jews escaped into the network of tunnels in which they were to survive for 14 months with the city's waste, darkness, rats, damp and despair. Many died; some of cyanide in a mass suicide, some falling into the water and some of exhaustion. A baby was born and murdered by its mother. The group quarrelled, split into factions, and threatened each other at gun point. When they emerged, filthy, bent double, emaciated and unrecognizable, they opened their eyes and the world appeared blood red.
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Robert Marshall divided his career between writing books and plays, and producing arts and history programming initially for the BBC and, later, live recordings of great theatre productions for cinema release with credits over the 100 mark. His writing career began with a series of radio plays, and a Play for Today 'Before Water Lilies' for the BBC in the 1970s. During the 1980s and 90s he scripted and directed over thirty programmes for the BBC, from documentaries to dramas including All the King's Men (1988) which was optioned by Stanley Kubrick, In the Sewers of Lvov (1990) which was made into the feature film In Darkness, and Storm From the East (BBC 1994) which was top of the Times non-fiction best-selling list for over two months. He became Executive Producer for The Globe on Screen, at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002153971
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2153971