Los Angeles: University of California (UCLA), 1995. First edition. Spiral Bound. Quarto. , XI, 71,  leaves. Original spiral bound mylar covers. Color frontispiece depicting the monument near the entrance to the Kishinev Ghetto. Poignant work written by professor Samuel Aroni, and being a recollection of his own memories of the Kishinev massacres, and also a compilation of valuable documents related to that time and place and for the first time ever published. Ex-library copy with remnants of library sticker on front cover, library stamp on title-page and at rear of last page. Library bookplate on inside of title-page. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g. Item #25103
About the author: Samuel Cervinschi was born in 1927, in the city of Kishinev, in the county of Bessarabia, Romania. As a child, Samuel was in the Kishinev Ghetto and, later, he went into hiding with friends and relatives in Romania. His parents, David and Clara Cervinschi, survived the deportations to Transnistria. After the war, Samuel changed his family name to Aroni in memory of his grandfather, who died on the forced march to Transnistria. After the war, in Australia, where he studied and graduated with honours from the Faculty of Engineering in Melbourne, Professor Aroni married Malca Kornfeld, and their two daughters were born there. In 1962, the family moved to California, where Proessor. Aroni took his Ph. D. in Structural Engineering, at the University of California, in Berkeley. In 1994, 53 years after having left his native city, Professor Aroni returned to Kishinev, now the capital of the independent Republic of Moldova, where he participated in organizing the first post- war International Symposium on Jewish History, Language and Literature. The symposium was cosponsored by UCLA, The Moldavian Academy of Science, The State University of Moldova, and The American Joint Distribution Committee. It was attended by academics from Tel Aviv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Zhitomir, Rostov-on-the Don, New York, and Los Angeles.