Ha’Album Ha’Shachar - The Black Album.

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 167

Ha’Album Ha’Shachar - The Black Album.

Complete set of ten postcards depicting Nazi crimes. 16-page introduction in Hebrew and English and with synopsis in French. Each photographic postcard bears descriptive caption. Each card 4 x 5.5 inches, perforated (one detached). Bound into original printed wrappers, stained. Oblong 16mo.

Tel Aviv:

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
<<Likely the earliest visual documentation of Nazi crimes against Jews in Europe.>> This scarce booklet was published by the Anti-Nazi League of Palestine in order to publicize the extent of Nazi atrocities in Europe, specifically in Poland. “Hitlerism means return to the savagery of the Middle Ages… The Black Album contains the first series of pictures disclosing Nazi atrocities in Poland. The Black Album gives a vivid description of the Nazi regime and its cruel systems. Everybody is hereby enabled to unmask Hitlerism by sending the postcards of the Album to his friends and acquaintances all over the world.”