Moskwa [Moscow]: Wydawnictwo Literatury W Jezykach Obcych [Foreign Language Literature Publishers], 1944. Paperback. Item #39637

1st edition. Original printed paper wrappers, 16mo, 47 pages. Stapled tan wrappers with brown and dark blue lettering on the covers. In Polish. Title translates as, "The Camp at Majdanek. " An extremely early Polish-language publication of Soviet novelist and journalist Boris Gorbatov’s report on the Majdanek Concentration Camp, and the atrocities committed there and in the area of Lublin, which were first published in Russian in the Soviet newspaper "Pravda" on August 11th and 12th of 1944, shortly after the liberation of the camp by Soviet forces in July. These writings constitute some of the earliest writing on the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. The writing describes the camp and the ongoings there in vivid detail, including interviews with local residents of Lublin. Following Gorbatov's report are two shorter pieces on the the camp, one by by Polish-Soviet Commission on Majdanek, and the other a statement by Hilmar Moser a German lieutenant general. Includes 8 photos of the camp, including images of the crematorium, human remains and victims’ shoes, as well as reproductions of Moser's written statement. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide, (FAU, Polish Union Catalog) . Tiny nick to one corner, otherwise Very Good Condition, an excellent copy. Rare and important (Holo2-139-18).

Price: $500.00

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