Auction 13 Eretz Israel, settlement, anti-Semitism, Holocaust, postcards and photographs, Judaica, Rabbinical Letters
Oct 18, 2021
Abraham Ferrera 1 , Jerusalem, Israel

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LOT 60:

KZ SACHSENHAUSEN - Testimony of Prisoners - Early publication

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KZ SACHSENHAUSEN - Testimony of Prisoners - Early publication


KZ SACHSENHAUSEN - Published by Lucie Grosser - 'The Main Committee' Victims of Fascism'- an early collection of about 10 testimonies of prisoners who survived the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Berlin. Introduction by Karl Schroder. Berlin [mid-1940s]. Extremely rare.


"Between 1942 and 1945 I saw tens of thousands of people marching to their deaths under the auspices of the SS at Sachsenhausen" - first-person testimonies of 10 different inmates who survived the Sachsenhausen camp, some of whom stayed in the camp for several years, detailing the atrocities of the camp. The executions, the killing process in the crematorium, the gas chamber in the camp disguised as a toilet, the work of the Nazi executioners, the abuse, the operation of the crematoria, the forced labor, the Nazi cruelty to the Jews, the struggle for life, and more. From the early publications about the horrors of the Sachsenhausen.


The Sachsenhausen concentration camp (German: KZ Sachsenhausen) was the main concentration camp for the Berlin area during the Nazi regime. It was established in the Sachsenhausen district of the city of Oranienburg, a northern suburb of Berlin, as one of three concentration camps set up at the time in Germany for opponents of the Nazi regime (along with Dachau and Buchenwald). The camp operated as a Nazi concentration camp between 1936 and 1945, and it is estimated that close to one hundred thousand people were killed in the camp out of about 200,000 prisoners imprisoned there. Immediately after the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the German police arrested 900 Berlin Jews imprisoned in Sachsenhausen. Jews without German citizenship who fled Eastern Europe ("Aust Juden") and Jews brought from other places were also imprisoned in Sachsenhausen.


Attached: Postcard designed by inmate Victor Siminski, who himself was a survivor of the Sachsenhausen camp.


39 p. 21 cm. Very good condition.