- Lot Number 51177
- Title (English) Extermination of Polish Jews. Album of pictures.
- Note Holocaust
- Author Central Jewish Historical Committee in Poland, Lodz
- City Lodz
- Publisher Central Jewish Historical Committee in Poland, Lodz
- Publication Date 1945
- Estimated Price - Low 500
- Estimated Price - High 1,000
- Item # 1888217
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First edition. , 104,  ff., oblong quarto , 230:320 mm., wide margins on gloss paper, usual age and damp staining, ex-lib markings, initial and final few ff. creased.. A good copy bound in later cloth over boards.
RARE multilingual photographic album published in Poland shortly after the end of World War II, when relatively little was known on the magnitude of the genocide perpetrated upon the European Jews. This album contains a short introduction, and 252 b&w photographs of shocking footage from the Jewish settlements at the onset of German occupation, the ghettos into which they were later crowded, and finally photographs of the atrocities committed in the forced labor camps and the extermination camps. Another section of the book is dedicated to the Jewish partisan movements. The photographs were mostly taken as mementos by German soldiers, and are still as shocking today as they were in 1945. The introductory text and the image captions are in Polish, Russian, English, French, Yiddish and Hebrew.