The Extermination of Polish Jews - Album of Pictures

AUCTION 41 | Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

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The Extermination of Polish Jews - Album of Pictures

More than 250 photographic illustrations. Captioned in Polish, Russian, English, French, Yiddish and Hebrew. Foreword by the historian Philip Friedman ff. (21), 104, (15). First few leaves worn along edge. Recent boards. Large oblong 4to

Lodz: The Central Jewish Historical Committee in Poland 1945

Est: $500 - $700
As noted in the Introduction, many of the photographs in the collection were taken by the Nazis themselves: "It is characteristic for the mentality of these murderers, that they had a general liking for keeping 'charming' keepsakes of their criminal and cruel activities. The most popular form was to register their 'achievements' by taking amateur photographs.