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Booklet about German concentration camps with personal inscriptions by a Polish Jewish inmate

Publication | Accession Number: 1995.57.4

Illustrated booklet of 5 German concentration camps published soon after the war owned by Jakob Lewkowicz who was liberated during a death march in April 1945 after nearly 6 years as a prisoner. It has post-liberation photographs of the atrocities that occurred at Buchenwald, Belsen, Gardelagen, Nordhausen, and Ohrdruf. There are handwritten inscription inside of names, Jakob's own and others, probably relatives. When Jacob was 17, his hometown, Bedzin, Poland, was invaded on September 5, 1939, by German troops. Jakob was sent to Annaberg labor camp and later transported to Auschwitz. In spring 1944, he was transferred to Blechhammer, a subcamp of Auschwitz III-Monowitz. On January 21, 1945, as Soviet forces approached, Jakob was sent on a death march to Gross-Rosen. He was soon transported to Buchenwald in Germany, where he was assigned prisoner number 130322. On March 11, he was sent to Schörzingen. It was evacuated April 18 and the inmates sent by death march to Dachau. On April 22, before reaching Dachau, Jakob was liberated by US soldiers. In October 1949, Jakob emigrated to the United States.

Title
KZ / herausgegeben vom amerikanischen Kriegs Informationsamt on auftrag des oberbefehlshabers der alliierten streitkrafte
Alternate Title
KZ: Bildbericht aus fünf Konzentrationslagern
KZ : Pictorial report of five concentration camps
Date
1945  (publication/distribution)
approximately 1945  (received)
Geography
publication : Germany
Language
German
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jakob Lewkowicz
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