Tel Aviv: S. Kibel Publishing, [ca. 1967]. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. 84pp. Black pebbled buckram with silver lettering on the front cover. Protected in a modern mylar jacket with handwritten lettering in gold on the spine. This multi-lingual work is comprised of countless clandestine photographs taken in the Lodz Ghetto during the Holocaust by Polish-Jewish photographer and journalist Henryk Ross (1910-1991). Originally Ross was tasked by the Department of Statistics for the Jewish Council of the ghetto to taken identity and statistical photographs of the residents and was given only enough film to fulfill his official duties. The resourceful Ross was able to include many individuals per photograph, which gave him extra fill, which he used to take unauthorized photographs in the streets of the ghetto and in turn capture images of Nazi atrocities and oppression.
The images here provide invaluable and powerful photo-documentation of the daily life residents and their struggles to survive the harsh conditions of the ghetto. Photographic reproductions in b/w throughout, including instances of photo-collage and photomontage, as well as images of original documents, money, broadsides, signs and posters from the ghetto. All images captioned in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French and Polish. Page 8 contains a map of the ghetto in black.
Title pages, introductory text, and captions throughout in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French and Polish.
Binding with some light bumping to corners. Interior quite clean and bright overall with a few small stains along the side margins of pages 7-10. Binding in very good-, interior in very good condition overall. Scarce. vg- to vg. Item #48737
Hebrew title: 'דרכם האחרונה של יהודי לודז
Authors: הנריק רוס, אלכסנדר קלוגמן
Publication: תל אביב, ש. קיבל
Yiddish title: דער לעצטער וועג פון לאדזשער יידנטום
Cover title: Ghetto Lodz.