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Berg, Mary; Guterman, Norbert [Translator]; Shneiderman, S.L. [Editor]; Thon, Joseph [Foreword]
Warsaw Ghetto
L.B. Fischer, New York, 1945. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, inscribed to former owner"To Dr. Garski whose family / lived together with me in the Warsaw ghetto / [signed] Mary Berg / New York Febr. 9-1945." Special Edition Sponsored for the National Organization of Polish Jews, Inc. (Published within days of the first edition if not simultaneously; contents nearly identical but with an additional foreword and no half-title.) 253 pp. Red cloth with black lettering; taller size variant. Very Good with a few small stains to edges, bumped and exposed tips, front hinge starting, in Good+ unclipped dust jacket with sunned spine panel, chipped at extremities (the largest being at the top of the back panel), crease and tear to back panel as well, a few light stains and tape mend visible on verso only. Jacket designed by the author. A scarce early signature-- in the month of publication of the first edition-- with a meaningful personal association. One of the earliest firsthand reports of the Holocaust (and in particular the Warsaw ghetto tragedy) to be published in the United States. It was written by a teenager, Miriam Wattenberg, in shorthand. The author never sought publicity for her work. Over the years it has gained recognition as one of the most lucid, important accounts of the European Jewish experience during WWII. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA [Portland, OR, U.S.A.]
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