[Bavaria]: Ekho, 1947. Original illustrated wrappers. Fair condition. Item #246
Octavo (15 x 21cm). 63 pages. Text in Russian. Verlag "Echo"; Office of Military Government for Bavaria - Information Control Division APO 170. [First], lifetime edition. Cover with the striking design (unknown illustrated). Wear to wrappers, spine. Toning, foxing to text block.
This scarce book was published to distribute among the Russian refugees in the camps for Displaced Persons (DPs) in post-war Germany. It tells about the author's life in concentration camps and has a dedication "... to the memory of friends from Russia and Europe who were seen and burned in concentration camp crematoria or shot without investigation or trial."
Alexander Nikolaevich Neymirok (1911-1973) - a member of the well-known organization National Alliance of Russian Solidarists (NTS), who set as their task the overthrow of communism in their historical homeland. Many circumstances of Neymirok's life in the 1930-50s. are unclear. The official version claims that at the beginning of WWII he got German citizenship, lived in Berlin, served in the forestry department, but devoted all his efforts to underground work in the interests of his organization. On the instructions of the organization, in order to recruit new members into it and create clandestine groups in the former Soviet territory, in 1942 he visited Ukraine, were was captured by the Germans. In Kyiv, he ended up in a German prison, from where he was released under unclear circumstances. In 1943, after the prohibition of the NTS in Germany, he was imprisoned by the Nazis in a Berlin prison. In 1944-1945 was in the concentration camps Sachsenhausen, Flossenburg, Gersburgm, and Dachau; in April 1945 he was liberated by the Americans and spent about five years in the camp of displaced persons (DPs) near Kassel, where he participated in the founding of the "Posev" magazine, and the anti-Soviet magazine "Grani"