Book details: A DAY IN THE WARSAW GHETTO: A BIRTHDAY TRIP IN HELL = YOM BE-GETO VARSHAH: TIYUL YOM HULEDET BE-GEHINOM
Yad Va-Shem, Rashut Ha-Zikaron La-Shoah Vela-Gevurah. ; Muzeon.
A DAY IN THE WARSAW GHETTO: A BIRTHDAY TRIP IN HELL = YOM BE-GETO VARSHAH: TIYUL YOM HULEDET BE-GEHINOM
Imprint: Jerusalem; Yad Vashem, Holocaust Martyrs' And Heroes' Rememberance Authority, 1988 Edition:
Original Wrappers. 8vo.  pages. 20 x 23 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Booklet for an exhibition of photographs by Heinz Jost, a hotel-keeper serving in the German Army. Contains 38 of the 129 photographs taken by Jost during an unofficial tour through the Warsaw ghetto on his birthday, April 19th, 1941. The poignant photographs are accompanied by passages from personal diaries and accounts of daily life in the ghetto. Jost kept the photographs private until the early 1980ís, shortly before his death. They werenít published or shown publicly until this exhibition by Yad Vashem and the Smithsonian Institute in 1988. Although Jostís intention in documenting the horrors of ghetto life were never made explicit, his sentiments are related in the beginning of the booklet. ďI had invited some comrades to a birthday supper me [sic] that evening. I donít want to say how I felt during the meal. I lost my appetite. In my letters home I didnít say anything about what Iíd seen. I didnít want to upset my family. I thought, ĎWhat sort of world is this? í I didnít tell my army comrades anything either. Later on, too, when they burnt down the Ghetto, we didnít pay any attention. Ē (Page ) . Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Exhibitions. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Exhibitions. Documentary photography -- Exhibitions. Light staining on first 11 pages, does not affect photographs. Good + condition. (HOLO2-107-31a), HOLO9, (HG) art2