Small 8vo; Munich, Central Historical Commission, 1947. First Edition. Paper Wrappers, Includes 12 photos with captions in English & Yiddish, as well as an index of all 10 volumes. One of 8000 issued. In Yiddish with English Cover, table of contents, & photo captions. Important journal lasting 10 issues which written & published by Jewish DPs themselves to document crimes and survival in the Holocaust. The publisher's decision to include the English table of contents, probably in part to insure the journal's use in future war crimes trials, makes these first hand accounts especially user-friendly today, almost 60 years later. Robinson & Friedman #1247: "The Historical Commission [was] established in 1945 under the auspices of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the U. S. Zone. [It] Ceased operations early in 1949. Details of the activities of the Munich center can be found in No. 1247 [Fun Letsten Churbn]." Hagit Lavsky notes in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Gutman, ed., 1990, p. 383) that, "Commemoration and documentation projects [by Jewish DPs] included the work of the Tsentraler Historisher Komisiye (Central Historical Commission), established in December 1945 by the Central Committee in Munich, to assist in bringing Nazi criminals to trial. A network of regional committees was set up under the commission's auspices whose task it was to take evidence and collect documentary material, including material on DPs. In August 1946, the commission published the first issue of the monthly FUN LETZTEN HURBAN." Published under DP-Publications License US-E-3 OMGB, Information Control Division. Articles include: The Fighting Underground at the Ghetto of Kaunas (Memoirs of a Partisan), by Rachi Ben Elieser; From the Ghetto to the Wilderness, by Motl Brick; The Hospital of the Kaunas Ghetto, by Dr. Moshe Berman; Medical examinations a the labour office in the Kaunas Ghetto, by Dr. Jacob Nochimowski; The Fortress of Death, by Michael Gelbrtunk; Secret Postal Service a the Kaunas Ghetto, by phraim Silberman; Kejdani, by David Wolpe; Vidukle, by Hirsh Hirshovitz-Levitan; Yonava, by A. Sliberman; Resistanc[e] Movement in thee Concentration Camp Auschvitz-Birkenau, by J. Eiger; Death of the "Messenger" (Eye-Witness Report), by Ceshe Shilling; With two little children through Auschvitz, by Ester Weiss; Libau (Liepaja), by Moshe Edelstein; Shidlovtze, by Dr. Abraham Finkler; Mielnitze (Eye-Witness Report); In a Hungarian Forced Labour Batallion, by Moshe Dov Taub; Lezajsk, by J. Kanner; My experiences during the war (from the series of children's reports), by Genia Shurz; Jewish Folklore: Ghetto and Concentration Camp Sayings; The Big Action (Ghetto Song), by Sima Jashunski; Lithuanian Partisans (Ghetto Song); Nazi Documents (with translations); Photographies [sic] of the Nazi Era; Bibliographical list of articles on Jewish life under the Nazis, published in the Press of Shaarith Ha-Plata; Report on Activities of the Central Historical Commission; Chronicle, Printed matters received by the archive, Index of all the published copies, [of] "From the Last Extermination." Ex-library, otherwise Very Good Condition. (holo2-122-52A). Bookseller Inventory #
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