Montevideyo [Montevideo, Uruguay]: Federatsye Fun Poylishe Yidn In Urugvay, 1948. Item #40069
Original wrappers. 8vo. 260 pages, 20 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “Documents of Crime and Martyrdom. ” A Montevideo-published Yiddish translation of Michal Borwicz’s “Dokumenty zbrodni I meczénstwa. ” “Michal Borwicz (Maksymilian Boruchowicz) was born in Krakow in 1911, and died in Paris in 1987. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, he was a Jewish Polish author and historian, who studied the history of Polish Jewry during the Holocaust. Borwicz was an inmate in the Janowska camp in Lwow from 1942-1943. He was sentenced to death by hanging, however when the sentence was being carried out, the rope broke. He escaped from the camp and joined the partisans and commanded an Armia Krajowa (AK) unit in the Krakow area. After the war, he headed the Jewish Historical Commission in Krakow from 1945 to 1947. After emigrating to France in 1947, he directed the Centre d'etude de l`histoire des Juifs (Polonais) (Center for Research of the History of the Jews of Poland) in Paris until his death. ” (EHRI, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland. World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (OCLC: 10601885) . Pages are browning and brittle. Some chipping and edge wear. Otherwise good. (YID-40-61-L-'x).