Ha’Album Ha’Shachor - The Black Album.

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 138

Ha’Album Ha’Shachor - The Black Album.

Nine (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), lacking first card. Bound into original printed wrappers, stained. Oblong 16mo.

Tel Aviv: Anti-Nazi League, April, 1940

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
<<Likely the earliest visual documentation of Nazi crimes against Jews in Europe.>> Issued 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.”