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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.
6 1/4 x 4 1/4"
Kwiaty Oświęcimia, Flowers of Auschwitz
1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood
"Kwiaty Oświęcimia [Flowers of Auschwitz] by Zinowij Tołkaczew" (1945). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.242.