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The Long Balkan Night
The Long Balkan Night
By Leigh White
Scribner, 1944, 473 pp

The author of this interesting volume went to southeastern Europe in the early spring of 1940 to report to the Overseas News Agency on conditions among the Jewish population of that area. He left Belgrade after the Nazi invasion in company with several other correspondents, including Robert St. John, who has described their flight graphically in his "From the Land of Silent People." White's account, of which only half concerns the tragic month of April 1941, contains more on general Balkan conditions than his colleague's did, and also is angrier and more depressing. His concluding remarks on Jugoslav affairs will be subject to the usual discount by those who hold to Tito and his Partisans.