FUN LETSTN CHURBN [FUN LETZTN KHURBAN / KHURBN / CHURBAN] : TSAYTSHRIFT FÜR GESHIKHTE FUN YIDISHN LEBN BETN NATSI-REZSHIM. FROM THE LAST EXTERMINATION: JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE DURING THE NAZI REGIME. Nr. 6. Aug. 1947.

Munich: Central Historical Commission, 1947. Item #38990

Small 8vo; First Edition. Paper Wrappers, 98 pages. Includes 7 photos with captions in English & Yiddish, and 4 maps (1 folds out). One of 8000 issued. In Yiddish with English Cover, table of contents, & photo captions. Important journal lasting 10 issues which written & published by Jewish DPs themselves to document crimes and survival in the Holocaust. The publisher's decision to include the English table of contents, probably in part to insure the journal's use in future war crimes trials, makes these first hand accounts especially user-friendly today, almost 60 years later. Robinson & Friedman #1247: "The Historical Commission [was] established in 1945 under the auspices of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the U. S. Zone. [It] Ceased operations early in 1949. Details of the activities of the Munich center can be found in No. 1247 [Fun Letsten Churbn]..." Hagit Lavsky notes in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Gutman, ed., 1990, p. 383) that, "Commemoration and documentation projects [by Jewish DPs] included the work of the Tsentraler Historisher Komisiye (Central Historical Commission), established in December 1945 by the Central Committee in Munich, to assist in bringing Nazi criminals to trial. A network of regional committees was set up under the commission's auspices whose task it was to take evidence and collect documentary material, including material on DPs. In August 1946, the commission published the first issue of the monthly FUN LETZTEN HURBAN." Published under DP-Publications License US-E-3 OMGB, Information Control Division. Articles include: Treblinka (Eye-Witness Report), by H. Sperling; Camps in East Galicia, by L. Welitschker; Sobibor (Eye-Witness Report), by J. Menche; Through ghetto's [sic] and C[oncentration]. Camps (Eye-Witness Report), by L. Rucaschweski; Din-Torah, by Sz. Glube; Near Kossowo in Polesei (Eye-Witness Report), by D. Liebowitz; In Camp Kodlotschowo (Eye-Witness Report), by I. Samsonowitz; My Experiences during the War (from the Series of Children's Reports), by Rosa Pinczewski; Jewish Folklore during the Nazi Time: 1. The peoples [sic] word under Nazi muzzle, by Israel Kaplan [&] 2. Specifical [sic] ghetto-words and anecdotes, by M.I. Fajgenbaum; The prisoners of Zamosc (Camp-song); "Bone"-the ration-cards (ghetto-song); Nazi Documents (with translations); Photographs of the Nazi Era; Bibliographical list of articles on Jewish life under the Nazis published in the Press of Shaarith Ha-Plata; Report on Activities of the Central Historical Commission; News of the Central Historical Commission.Light wear and marks, Good Condition. (HOLO2-122-51D).

Price: $100.00

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