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Tsurik fun Gehenem : 22 tseykhenungen fun Berl Fridler

Object | Accession Number: 1995.57.5

A copy of “Tsurik fun Gehenem: 22 tseykhenungen fun Berl Friedler” [Back from Hell : 22 collected sketches by Berl Friedler,] published in 1947 and owned by Jakob Lewkowicz, who spent who spent several years as a concentration camp prisoner. The bound book contains a series of 21 color-printed, chronological sketches drawn and published by Holocaust survivor Berl Fridler. The sketches are preceded by a Yiddish-language forward written by Paul Trepman. Before the Holocaust, Jakob lived with his parents in Będzin, Poland. The German army entered their town on September 4, 1939, three days after the invasion of Poland. At the beginning of 1940, Jakob started working for the city administration. Jakob was sent to St. Annaberg (Góra Świętej Anny), Poland, at the end of 1942, where he was registered as a forced laborer. In early 1943, Jakob was sent to Blechhammer forced labor camp in Blechhammer (now Blachownia Slaska), German-occupied Poland. Jakob was still at Blechhammer in spring 1944 when it became a subcamp of Auschwitz III (Buna-Monowitz) concentration camp. On January 21, 1945, the camp was evacuated, and Jakob was sent on a forced march to Gross-Rosen concentration camp, and later transported to Buchenwald and Schörzingen concentration camps in Germany. In mid-April, he was forced to march toward Dachau concentration camp. On April 22, while marching, Jakob was liberated by American soldiers. After the war, Jakob spent time in Saulgau and Rastatt displaced persons camps near Baden, Germany. Jakob sailed to the United States on January 19, 1950.

miṭ a for-ṿorṭ un ṭeḳsṭ fun Pol Ṭrepman.
Alternate Title
Back from Hell : 22 collected sketches by Berl Friedler
publication/distribution:  1947
received:  approximately 1947
publication: DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen; Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
Object Type
Books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jakob Lewkowicz
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:34:12
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