Praha (Prague) , Václav Petr, 1946. Hardback. Item #38911
1st Edition. Original Boards with Original Illustrated Dust Jacket. 237 pages ; 22 cm. In Czech. Early post-Holocaust publication. Title translates into English as, “Sixth Spring. ” “Václav Jíru (1910-1980) was a Czech photographer and editor… In 1940 he was arrested by the Gestapo for membership in the resistance movement, and was sentenced to life imprisonment and jailed until the end of the war. In his book ‘The Sixth Spring, ’ he published his pictures taken shortly after the liberation, described his experience in prison and concentration camps. After the war he became a member of the Association of Czechoslovak Journalists and in 1948 a member of the Union of Czechoslovak Artists. He devoted himself to continue shooting photos, but also searched for new talented photographers…” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : Czech literature. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Both book and dust jacket in very good condition. (holo2-135-38).