RARE HOLOCAUST ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS PRINTED AT BERGEN-BELSEN, 1946
HOLOCAUST. Undzer Churban in Bild. Our Destruction in Pictures. Collected and Edited by: Rafael Olevski, Dawid Rosental, Paul Trepman. Under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. Bergen-Belsen: Published by “Our Voice,” December 1946. Oblong folio, later half black cloth and original pictorial paper wrappers; 38 leaves printed on one side only. $3200.
First edition of one of the early defining collections of images of the Holocaust, printed at Bergen-Belsen, with beautiful original front wrapper printed in color and 115 photographic illustrations.
“The incentive to produce this collection gave us our deepest desire to show the world the crimes of Germany, to give expression to the throttled cry of pain of the Jews… the desire to bring back to our memories the Jewish settlements which were drowned in torrents of Jewish blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on it… When words are too weak and too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures, found by accident on arrested S. S. soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind” (p. 7). With captions in Yiddish, Hebrew, English, and German.
Original paper spine and front wrapper with expert restoration; rebacked with black cloth spine, fragile original fragile wrappers expertly reinforced with stiff paper boards. With only light spotting and rubbing. Interior clean. Very good condition. Rare and important.