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Lot #    26188
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 10:32:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Belzec
Author    [Holocaust - Only Ed.] Rudolf Reder
City    Krakow
Publisher    [Centrala Zydowska Komisja Historyczna]
Publication Date    1946
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 65 p. illus., 224:153 mm., wide margins, age staining. A good copy bound as issued.
   Rudolf Rederís witness account of his time as a prisoner in the alleged extermination camp Belzec, which is simply entitled Belzec. There were only seven survivors of the Belzec camp, and of those seven only two Ė Rudolf Reder and Chaim Hirszman Ė left testimony of their experiences. Since Hirszman only made a short statement before he was murdered [by anti-Semitic Poles according to most historians], Rederís account is regarded as the most important testimony on the Belzec camp left by a former Jewish prisoner.

This book is part of a series: Książki Wojewódzkiej żydowskiej komisji historycznej w Krakowie. no. 4.

In 2000, Polish historian M.M. Rubel published an annotated translation of Rudolf Rederís Belzec.This translation, published in volume 13 of the journal Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, is currently the most accessible English translation of Rederís account

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Holocaust
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Polish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica