Paris; S. N. P., 1945. Item #34090
Original Wraps. 4to (large) . 48 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In French. Rare extremely early (1945) illustrated French Exposition of Nazi Crimes. Catalogue, in magazine format, of the first major post-war French exhibition on Nazi crimes; illustrated throughout; with testimony, articles, and prefatory declarations by P. Teitgen, Bidault, Soustelle, and Frenay, denouncing the Nazi Crimes. Illustrated throughout; emphasizes the crimes of Vichy as well. In June1945 the French government opened a massive exhibition entitled, "Crimes Hitlériens" The purpose was to show the French people what had really happened under Hitler. The exhibit was itself like an entire museum, filling 29 rooms of Paris’ Grand Palais, and included recreations of deportations boxcars and a crematorium as well as information about the atrocities committed by the Nazis and collaboration of the Vichy government. “Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Crimes hitlériens' Declarations, articles, memories. Sections as follows: Germany and Nazism, Hitler's order (the Nuremberg Congress, the grave of Belsen) Lies and velvet paws, theft of land, biological warfare, with a composition of Paul Colin, full screen, SS and Gestapo, Buchenwald, testimonies of those who survived, the women's camp, the pig man, block 46, the war criminal. ”[translated from the catalog]. Subjects: Guerre mondiale 1939-1945. Atrocités allemandes. OCLC: 50679159. Scarce. Damage to lower left coner, no loss of text, otherwise, Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-117-4).