Album Politviaznia [Album of a Political Prisoner]
Album Politviaznia [Album of a Political Prisoner]
Album Politviaznia [Album of a Political Prisoner]

Album Politviaznia [Album of a Political Prisoner]

[Munich]: [Buch und Kundstdruckerei Hanns Lindner], 1946. Osynka, Paladij [Osynka, Paladii]. First Edition. Original Illustrated Wrappers. Item #106

8 pages with sixteen color illustrations. Octavo (15 x 21 cm). Text in Ukrainian, English. Wrappers worn and lightly creased. Spine frayed and chipped. Front wrapper and first eight pages with a few tiny chips. Signed in pen to front wrapper and title page. Bookplate (exlibris) of Alexander Granovsky (Ukrainian American professor).

Scarce album of political prisoner with striking color illustrations depicting life and death inside Auschwitz (concentration camp). The album was printed in a post-war German camp for Ukrainian Displaced Persons (DP), without identifying the place or publisher.

"The author of the album of Political Prisoner, "Auschwitz", tried, with some exceptions, to settle the problem more from the humorous side than from the tragic one, although such a settlement gives just a true picture of the tragedy of German Concentration camp's prisoner. The sketches of this life drawn in form of cartoons by the bed-fellows of the author may serve as a reward for those who survived this inferno in the earth. On the other par they may serve for every Ukrainian and for strangers as a document of the fight of Ukrainian people for their higher ideals" (Author).

OCLC shows eighteen copies of this rare book.

Price: $450.00