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Zywulska, Krystyna; Maria Hiszpa?ska-Neumann (illus.)
Przezylam Oswiecim (I Survived Auschwitz)
Spóldzielnia Wydawnicza "Wiedza", Warsaw, 1946. Octavo. 276pp. [2]. Illustrated green and black cover with black and red lettering. Black lettering on a white spine. Top edge uncut. This is a scarce first edition of Krystyna Zywulska's harrowing memoir of her time in the Auschwitz death camp and her struggle to survive the Holocaust. She is widely known for the countless satirical poems and songs she composed during her time in the camp, which soon became famous and spread through the inmate population and beyond. The work is considered among the earliest and most important pieces of Polish literature on the Holocaust and has been reprinted numerous times since this initial publication. The front cover and illustrated plates throughout contain powerful images by Polish artist Maria Hiszpa?ska-Neumann. Text in Polish. Wrappers with minor rubbing and creasing along edges and to corners. Back cover with minor water spots. Wrappers in very good-, interior in near fine condition overall. Protected by modern mylar. * Krystyna Zywulska (born Sonia Landau, 1914-1993) was a Polish-German writer, resistance fighter and survivor of Auschwitz. During the Holocaust, her family was sent to the Warsaw Ghetto, after which she escaped and then joined the Polish resistance. In 1943 she was arrested by the Gestapo and subsequently sent to Auschwitz. Her experiences there led her to write numerous now famous poems and songs. After the war she published her experiences in the book "Przezylam Oswiecim" (I Survived Auschwitz) and would continue as a songwriter as well as a writer of satirical pie … [Click Below for Full Description]
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