EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST THREE ISSUES OF HIREK AZ ALHURCOLTAKRÕL, THE PREMIERE JULY 5, 1945, ISSUE, ALONG WITH SECOND (JULY 17, 1945) & THIRD ISSUE (AUGUST 14, 1945), LISTING HUNGARIAN JEWISH SURVIVORS OF THE DEATH CAMPS, SEMINAL IN THE HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST
(HOLOCAUST) SÁNDOR, Dezsö, editor. Hirek Az Elhurcoltakröl. [News about the Deportees, Numbers 1-3]. Budapest: Magyarországi Zsidók…, July 5, 1945; July 17, 1945; August 14, 1945. Three issues. Folio, original tan leaves of newsprint (one issue measures 9-1/4 by 12-1/4 inches folded; two issues measure 8-3/4 by 11-3/4 inches folded); pp. 16; 16; 24. $2600.
Rare 1945 collection of the first three issues of Hirek Az Elhurcoltakröl (News about the Deportees)—July 5, July 17 and August 14, 1945—published in Budapest by the National Relief Committee for Deportees, each identifying Hungarian Jewish survivors of death camps—from Buchenwald, Bergen Belsen, Theresienstadt, and many others—including survivors in Sweden through the aid of the Swedish Red Cross, and survivors of Russian prisoner-of-war camps.
This exceedingly rare collection contains the first three issues of the periodical, Hirek Az Elhurcoltakröl, published in Budapest from July-August 1945. This series contains three (of five) special issues dedicated to naming Hungarian Jewish survivors of the death camps—the premiere issue of July 5, 1945, the second of July 17, 1945, and the third of August 14, 1945. These rare documents identify survivors of the death camps and prisoner-of-war camps, offer essential news of Displaced Persons camps, and provide news to aid in the repatriation and reuniting of loved ones. Published by the National Relief Committee for Deportees (Deportáltakat Gondozó Országos Bizottság, DEGOB), the July 5 issue names people from: Homberg, Kammer-Schãrfling, Leizig, Frielendorf, Ebensee, Hillersleben, Aurolzmünster, Buckenwald, Sachsenhausen, Sondheim, Unter-Themenau, Görlitz, Wels and Tröblitz (Bergen-Belson). The July 17 issue lists survivors in Sweden through the support of the Swedish Red Cross, reporting names from Theresienstadt, Celle, Salzwedel, Altenberg, Buchenwald, Ziegenhein and Bergen-Belson. The August 14 issue lists survivors of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dornach, Mannheim, Slutsk (Betarus), Bergen-Belsen and Feldafing. Text in Hungarian. Small inked notation to cover of July 5 issue; minimal underlining to one page of August 14 issue.
Light edgewear, small closed tears to foldlines of July 5 issue; marginal dampstaining, single leaf with archival tape reinforcement, expert archival restoration to several leaves of July 17 issue minimally affecting text; faint dampstaining, tiny bit of archival restoration to August 14 issue. An essential collection of fragile newspapers in extremely good condition.