- Title Pages
- Part One Childhood and Youth (1918–1941)
- One Childhood in Sevastopol and Youth in Vilna
- Two In Independent Lithuania
- Three Under Soviet Rule
- Part Two Holocaust and War (1941–1944)
- Four Hiding in a Monastery
- Five The Manifesto of January 1, 1942
- Six The Establishment and Training of the Underground
- Seven The Wittenberg Affair
- Eight The Last Days of the Ghetto
- Nine In the Forest and with the Partisans
- Part Three Postwar Tears in Europe and in Israel (1944–1949)
- Ten From the Land of the Holocaust to the Land of Life
- Eleven The <i>Bricha</i> (Escape from Europe) and the East European Survivors' Brigade
- Twelve <i>Nakam</i>: The Blood of Israel Will Take Revenge
- Thirteen Information Officer of the Givati Brigade During the War of Independence
- Part Four A Life of Activity and Creativity (1949–1987) “How, my friend, is my poetry different from yours?”
- Fourteen Serving the Party and at Odds with It “Has the time come to forgive Germany?”
- Fifteen The Holocaust and Jewish History
- Sixteen The Kibbutz Rebbe
- Seventeen Family and Friends
- Eighteen Finis
- Writings of Abba Kovner
- Unpublished Sources
- Selected Bibliography
“One Should Not Summarize, for God's Sake, Not Summarize!”
This chapter reviews Kovner's many accomplishments. He was a poet, an intellectual, and a visionary with a rare sense of public and moral responsibility. Kovner had a long list of prizes and honors for his literary and other works, and frequently appeared in, and was quoted by, the media. He traveled abroad extensively, from Canada to Australia to South America, and particularly to Europe and the United States, to lecture, read from his works, raise funds, and meet figures whose opinions he was interested in hearing. The list of public functions Kovner performed and of the committees he was requested to serve on is endless. There is a long series of drawings and photographs of his expressive countenance, and four streets were named after him when he passed away.
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