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Friedman, Philip; Tadeusz Holuj

Published by Warszawa; Bydgoszcz: Spóldzielnia Wydawnicza "ksiazka", 1946
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Later Boards. 8vo. 308, [2], [14] pages. 22 cm. First edition. First appearance. In Polish. With 14 pages of photographs at rear. Includes 100 pages of documents (nazi directives relating to the camps) . With summaries in French, Russian, and English outlining the history of Oswiecim. Contains preface from Waclaw Barcikowski, Friedman's 'To Jest Oswiecim', and 'Grupa Oswiecim' by noted poet, novelist and publicist Tadeusz Holuj (resistance member, he was deported to Auschwitz; and later served as secretary general of the International Auschwitz Committee) . Philip Friedman (19011960) , Polish Jewish historian. "Friedman survived the Holocaust by hiding in Poland, but he lost his wife and a daughter. After 1944, he was appointed director of the Central Jewish Historical Commission (created by the Central Committee of Jews in Poland) , whose mission was to gather data on Nazi war crimes. In this capacity he not only collected testimonies and documentation but also supervised the publication of a number of pioneering studies, including his own on the concentration camp at Auschwitz. This work, To jest Oswiecim, was published in Warsaw in 1945 and appeared in an abridged English version as This Is Oswiecim (1946) . " (Yivo Encyclopedia) . Bound in attractive later marbled boards; original wraps absent. Subjects: Auschwitz (Concentration camp) . OCLC lists 15 copies. Pages aged, minor edge wear, otherwise clean. Good condition. (HOLO2-113-55) Holo10. (ja). Bookseller Inventory # 33177

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Publisher: Warszawa; Bydgoszcz: Spóldzielnia Wydawnicza "ksiazka"

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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