Philo-Atlas: Handbuch fuer die Juedische Auswanderung [“Guide for Jewish Emigration]. Edited by Ernst G. Lowenthal and Hans Oppenheimer.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 165
(HOLOCAUST).

Philo-Atlas: Handbuch fuer die Juedische Auswanderung [“Guide for Jewish Emigration]. Edited by Ernst G. Lowenthal and Hans Oppenheimer.

With 20 colored maps of countries and regions around the world, including one world map displaying distances from Berlin. pp. (5), 283. Original printed linen boards. 8vo.

Berlin:

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
PRICE REALIZED $1,100
Styled after the popular “Philo Lexikon,” this publication is a remarkable record of its time. Issued barely two weeks prior to the outbreak of Kristallnacht (9/10 November, 1938), this appears as nothing but a tourist guide-book. Yet its contents reveal a far more urgent need: An alphabetical survey of countries world-wide with their respective rules for obtaining entry-visas. “These are no tourist formalities, for now survival depends on them. Which countries still accept migrants? How much money do they demand? For which occupations is there a need? Which diseases need one be prepared for? Where to find local organizations who can assist immigrants?” The Jewish owned Philo Verlag, was forcibly closed a month following the publication of this guide, by which time the Nazis decided they were no longer willing to permit Jews to leave Germany – even if they could find a country willing to take them in, which after the Evian Conference of earlier that summer, was most unlikely. The Jews who remained in Germany were now quite trapped. <<Accompanied by:>> Philo-Lexikon. Handbuch des Juedischen Wissens. Numerous illustrations. pp. 799. Berlin, 1935. * And: Philo Zitaten-Lexikon. pp. 207. Berlin, 1936.