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Help!! Sauvez! Hilfe!!
Help!! Sauvez! Hilfe!!
Help!! Sauvez! Hilfe!!

Help!! Sauvez! Hilfe!!

Tel Aviv: Paideia, 1939. Gurewitsch, Anatol. Small quarto. (16)ff. Fifteen linocuts capture a contemporary view of the persecution of Jews in Europe on the eve of the Second World War. At the time, many Jews, like Anatol Gurewitsch, the author/illustrator, saw what the rest of the world refused to believe, or was only just beginning to acknowledge: the Nazis and other Axis powers were bent on their extermination. Gurewitsch’s linocuts embody the dread among Jews and others who knew they would be, if they were not already, victims of fascism. The gaunt figures and sinister details of razor wire, fires, and death evince the truth in the face of swastikas, Nazi soldiers, and, in one image, partygoers who celebrate as hanged bodies loom behind them. The penultimate image, entitled “The Victims of Persecution,” shows a crowd of people of all races and genders. The book, then, is an active cry for help, to all and for all, at the outset of one of the most harrowing periods of human history. Staple-bound in illustrated wrappers. Some soiling to exterior and inconsequential foxing to a few pages, else near fine. Item #30530

Price: $2,250.00