Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In the spring of 1940, the German forces occupying Poland drove the Jews of Lodz into the Holocaust's second-largest and most hermetically-sealed ghetto. It functioned both as a sweatshop serving the German war effort, and a prison for Jews en route to the death camps of Chelmno and Auschwitz. Self-governed by its Council of Elders ? with its own police force, currency and postage stamps ? its leader was the notorious Chaim Rumkowski. He complied with German orders, believing that the value of Lodz's labour might secure survival for the majority. History proved him decisively wrong: 95% of the ghetto's inmates perished. Those who survived starvation rations, disease and prior deportations were removed to the gas chambers of Auschwitz when the ghetto was liquidated in 1944. Henryk Ross was a photographer employed by the ghetto's Department of Statistics who kept a clandestine diary of ghetto life in powerful and often brilliant images. When the ghetto's liquidation began, he buried them. A survivor, he dug them up after the war, releasing many that were to become icons of the Holocaust's atrocities. But he released only a minority of the pictures during his lifetime. After Ross's death in 1991, his archive ? the most extensive collection of ghetto photographs by any single photographer ? was acquired by the Archive of Modern Conflict in London. This book is the first independent look at the entirety of Ross's ghetto photographs. Many of the images are what we expect ? searing documents of the machinery of the Holocaust and the suffering of its victims. But other ?private? photographs reveal ?life in the ghetto, with happiness sometimes?, as Ross states in his catalogue, showing aspects of a ?privileged? life. Published here for the first time, they add an unexpected, complex and poignant dimension to the photographic record of the ghetto, and demand a reassessment of how we understand its social order. Together with the ?public? photographs, and the knowledge that almost everyone depicted perished in the Holocaust's gas vans and chambers, they expose Germany's implementation of the Holocaust as even more divisively cruel than we previously imagined. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Henryk Ross (1910-91) was a Jewish press photographer in Poland before World War II. Incarcerated by the invading Germans in the Lodz ghetto, he became one of its two official photographers. His duties afforded him access to photographic facilities which he used to secretly photograph the atrocities of Lodz, while also recording scenes of domestic life among the ghetto "elite." As the Germans began the liquidation of Lodz in 1944, Ross buried his 3,000 negatives. Surviving the Holocaust, he recovered them and, from his postwar home in Israel, circulated images showing the horrors of Lodz. But until now, the bulk of his photographs have remained unseen, including many of the ghetto police. For an audience accustomed to dramatic photographs of Holocaust suffering, the quiet, domestic scenes he recorded are poignant and sometimes shocking, challenging us to rethink what we understand about ghetto society. With a foreword by bestselling Holocaust expert Robert-Jan van Pelt, and with an appendix of original documents, this volume is introduced with an informative, illustrated essay by historian Thomas Weber. Published in association with the Archive of Modern Conflict.
Vom Autor: In terms of its scope, all other photographic records of ghetto life pale in comparison. These photographs have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of ghetto life. 'The Lodz Ghetto Album' demands us to revisit the social order of the ghetto and the scope of collaboration and resistance in the Holocaust. It will change our comprehension of human behaviour in the Holocaust. The dilemmas between collaboration and resistance were not confined to the Jewish Council and the Jewish Police, as held by the conventional wisdom. As the book reveals, all ghetto residents alike had to navigate competing loyalties and an almost-inevitable combination of heroism and compromise, collaboration and resistance.
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot, U.S.A., 2009. Boards. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition, Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo square with 157 pgs. Ex Library with usual markings. The book and Dust Jacket are in good condition with slight shelfwear/bumping to edges. The interior is clean and tight. The spine is white with maroon and black text. Size: 8vo SQUARE. Hardcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024257
Buchbeschreibung Archive of Modern Conflict, London, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Ross, Henryk (illustrator). First Edition. Bound in smart red cloth with bright, white titles to front board and spine, this 2004 hardcover First Edition is VG in Good wrapper (wrapper complete but dirty). 159pp with Foreword, Introduction, The Photographs, Chronology of Lodz Ghetto, Chaim Rumkowski Speech, Trial of Eichman, Plan of Getto, and Bibliography. Condition VG in Good Wrapper Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0014012
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0954281373 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0954281373Z2
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0954281373 GOOD - This is a hurt hardcover book with some tearing, scuffing, bumping, creasing and a torn dust jacket. Still, it is fully usable and the flaws are only cosmetic. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0954281373Z3
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot, London, 2004 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 2004. Large 8vo. pp 157. Original publisher's red boards, lettered white on spine and on front cover. Copiously illustrated in black and white throughout. Published in association with the Archive of Modern Conflict.ISBN: 0954281373 Fine in slightly nicked, very good dust jacket. Decent copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers C26756
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot, London, 2004., 2004. Large 8vo, 160pp, with black and white illustrations. A very good hardback copy with like dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 99693
Buchbeschreibung Boot Archive of Modern Conflict, London 2004, 2004. 24.0 x 21.0cms, 160pp, b/w illusts. fine hardback & dustwrapper (owner's signature) Ross was an official photographer in the Lotz ghetto who risked his life to document the deportations, hangings and other Nazi atrocities, He buried his archive of 3000 photos and testified at Adolf Eichmann's trial (1961). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 141371
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0954281373
Buchbeschreibung Boot, London, 2004. Hard. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. 10mo - over 8" x 10" Tall. Monograph. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000887
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97809542813733.0