The Black Album Series 1
Tel Aviv: The Antinazi League/ The Anti-Nazi League, April, 1940. First edition. Softcover. Oblong 32mo. 4 text leaves, 10 postcards, 4 text leaves. Unpaginated. Illustrated tan wrappers with black lettering and framing on the covers. The work is a collection of 10 illustrated Anti-Nazi postcards, issued by the Anti-Nazi League in Tel Aviv.
This scarce collection of postcards contains some of the earliest photo-documentations, visual depictions, and statements on Nazi atrocities and oppression, during the Holocaust, some of which interestingly utilize photomontage techniques. Scenes depict hangings, murders, forced labor, starvation, displacement and cremations of Nazi victims. The text captions underneath each of the images are in English. Most of the text of the printed pages is bilingual, including covers, foreword, publisher's statements, and publication information, in both Hebrew and English. There are two printed lists of images, one in Hebrew and one in French. Each of the postcards have a perforated edge where they attach to the album. Each of the postcards measure approx. 5.4x4".
As stated by the publisher, the organization had "been established in Palestine with the object of promoting the foundation of a mass organization for propaganda against Nazism and racial hatred". They further state that the "publishing of the Black Album and sending the cards contained therein to friends all over the world are first steps to making the public participate in our struggle for truth against Nazi barbarism." Text in English and Hebrew. Book block recased, with all leaves mounted on linen tabs. Wrappers with some light abraisons on spine. Other than some light age toning the work is in very good condition overall. g to vg. Item #51665
Hebrew title: האלבום השחור.