Rudolf Reder. Belzec.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 131

Rudolf Reder. Belzec.

Polish text. Publisher’s overslips on title-page. Photographic illustrations. pp. 65, (1). Brittle. Original printed pictorial wrappers. 12mo.

Cracow: Central Zydowski Komisja Historyczna 1946

Est: $300 - $500
The Belzec extermination camp was the site in eastern Poland, of the murder of more than half-a-million Jews between 1942-43. Information about Belzec is scarce, as very few escaped death there. One who did, Rudolf Reder, managed to survive to the end of the war and in January 1946 submitted a deposition to the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Cracow. His book is the only known Belzec survivor testimony to be published. See M.M. Rubel, Belzec [by] Rudolf Reder, in: Polin, Vol. 13 (2000).