Apel w Oświęcimiu. [Roll Call in Auschwitz.]. Krystyna Żywulska, Władysław Broniewski, Ryszard Kiersnowski.
Scarce Book of Poem Related to Auschwitz

Apel w Oświęcimiu. [Roll Call in Auschwitz.]

Łódź: [S.n.], 1946. First edition. Illustrated title page. 15, (1) p. Pages yellowed due to acidic paper. First and last leaves artistically restored at the joint. Otherwise in fine condition.

A scarce book of poems with verses written in Auschwitz or related to the concentration camp.

The initial poem of the booklet is the famous poem by Krystyna Żywulska Nad Oświęcimiem słońce wschodzi (Over Camp Auschwitz the Sun is Rising) here under the tilte Apel, written in Auschwitz. Krystyna Żywulska (1914–1992), born Sonia Landau to Jewish parents in Lódz, best known as the author of Przezylam Oswiecim (I Survived Auschwitz) an Auschwitz memoir wherein she does not reveal her Jewish identity. Żywulska escaped from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and joined the Polish resistance. She was arrested by the Nazis in June 1943 and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau as a Polish political prisoner. Before her imprisonment, she never wrote poetry, but in Auschwitz, Żywulska began creating verses in order to endure the circumstances. Today the originals of her songs are held in the Aleksander Kulisiewicz Archive, the largest extant collection of music composed in the camps, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

The booklet also contains poems by the revolutionary, avant-garde poets Władysław Broniewski and Ryszard Kiersnowski. Extremely scarce. We could trace copies only at the National Library of Poland and YIVO.

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Price: €800.00