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Object ID

2019.2.242

Object Name

Book

Date

1945

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Description

Blue booklet with square, black illustration in center of cover, 63 pages.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: This booklet is the first edition of Tolkaczew’s illustrated reporting on Auschwitz and its liberation, and one of the earliest illustrated books about the Holocaust. Zinowij Tołkaczew (1903-1977) was a Soviet-Jewish graphic artist and painter who participated as a Red army volunteer in the liberation of the concentration camps Majdanek and Auschwitz. His writing and drawings drew from his experiences with former prisoners in these camps.

Dimensions

6 1/4 x 4 1/4"

Keywords

Kwiaty Oświęcimia, Flowers of Auschwitz

Subcollection

1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood

Kwiaty Oświęcimia [Flowers of Auschwitz] by Zinowij Tołkaczew

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