61 143 (HOLOCAUST). Report of the Vienna Jewish Community, May-June, 1939. Text entirely in English. Each chapter preceded by full-page illustrated tab. pp. (42). Original printed stiff wrappers. Lg. 4to. (Vienna, 1939). $2000 - $3000 ❧ Report issued by the Vienna Kultusgemeinde for the American Joint Distribution Committee. Divided into five chapter-categories: Emigration, Retraining, Foreign Currencies, Social Care, Financial Treatment. Between 1938 and 1941, expenditures of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for swift Austrian-Jewish emigration amounted to some $2 million. The funds were administrated via the official Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien (IKG) – the only Jewish organization permitted by the Nazis to function following the Anschluss. This most professionally produced report was prepared for the Joint, providing important economic and human statistics. SCARCE. NOT IN WORLDCAT. 144 (HOLOCAUST). Ha’Album Ha’Shachor - 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 (few detached). Bound into original printed wrappers, lightly stained. Oblong 16mo. Tel Aviv, Anti-Nazi League, April, , 1940. $1500 - $2500 ❧ LIKELY THE EARLIEST VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF NAZI CRIMES AGAINST JEWS IN EUROPE. This booklet was published by the Anti-Nazi League of Palestine in order to publicize the extent of German 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.” Lot 142 Lot 143 Lot 144 142 (HOLOCAUST). Ilya Ehrenburg (with Vasilii Grosman, Lew Ozerow and Vladimir Lidin). Cartea Neagra. Asupra uciderilo miselesti ale evreilor de catre facistii germani in timpul razboiului dela 1941-1945, in regiunile ocupate in Uniunea Sovietica si in lagarele de exterminare de pe teritoriul Poloniei [“Black Book. The Murder of Jews by the German Factions during the 1941-1945 War in the Soviet Union and in the Extermination Camps in Poland.”] Volume I [All published]. FIRST EDITION IN RUMANIAN. Translated from the Russian by R. Donici. Eighteen photographic plates at end. pp. 290, (2), (18). Browned. Original pictorial wrappers, light wear. 8vo. Bucharest, Editura Institulul Roman de documentare, circa, (1946). $400 - $600 ❧ This historic work was compiled in late 1944 by the prolific Soviet author Ilya Ehrenburg. It was a result of the efforts by members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee to document the crimes of the Holocaust. However permission for publication was refused as the Russian government Central Committee deemed that a focus upon war-time Jewish suffering was anti-Soviet. Subsequently copies of Ehrenburg’s manuscript were surreptitiously sent abroad and a portion of it was published in Romania in 1946. See www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Black_Book.