Spis abonentów sieci telefonicznej

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 136

Spis abonentów sieci telefonicznej

m. st. Warszawy Polskiej Akcyjnej Spółki Telefonicznej i Warszawskiej Sieci Okregowej P.P.T.T. [“List of subscribers of the telephone network of the Capital City of Warsaw of the Polish Joint-Stock Telephone Company and the Warsaw District Network P.P.T.T.”] Text entirely in Polish. Numerous ads. Folding map of the city. pp. (34), 610, (6). Browned, few light stains. Original printed wrappers, light wear. Sm. folio.

(Warsaw: 1939)

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
<<The Warsaw Telephone Directory, for the year 1939-40.>> An extraordinarily valuable resource for genealogical research. This rare telephone directory, published within months of the outbreak of war, showcases the size of the Jewish community living in Warsaw, Poland, at the start of World War II. In addition to Warsaw, the directory also includes telephone listings for many surrounding areas. Entries include a personal name, occupation, street address, and telephone number. A Warsaw business directory appears at the end. Warsaw`s prewar Jewish population of more than 350,000 constituted about 30% of the city`s total population. The Warsaw Jewish community was the second largest in the world, second only to New York City. When Soviet troops liberated a devastated Warsaw on January 17, 1945 some 174,000 people were left in the city - less than 6% of the prewar population. Approximately 11,500 of those survivors were Jews (USHMM).