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Book of printed sketches of concentration camp life by a survivor acquired by another survivor

Publication | Accession Number: 1995.57.5

Bound book of postwar printed sketches created by Berl Fridler, a survivor of Bergen Belsen concentration camp, acquired by Jacob Lewkowicz who was liberated during a death march in April 1945 after nearly 6 years as a prisoner. 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
Tsurik fun Gehenem : 22 tseykhenungen fun Berl Fridler / miṭ a for-ṿorṭ un ṭeḳsṭ fun Pol Ṭrepman.
Alternate Title
Back From Hell: collected sketches by Berl Friedler
Date
1947  (publication/distribution)
approximately 1947  (received)
Geography
publication : Bergen-Belzen; Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
Language
Yiddish
English
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jakob Lewkowicz
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