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Early publication on the atrocities of the Nazis during the invasion of Poland - first photographs of the destroyed Warsaw. Paris, 1940

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L'INVASION ALLEMANDE EN POLOGNE - DOCUMENTS, TEMOIGNAGES, AUTHENTIFIES ET PHOTOGRAPHIES - German Invasion of Poland - Documents, Testimonies, Verifications, and Photographs. First publication of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during the invasion of Poland, and in particular Warsaw - hard evidence and preliminary photographs of the ruined Warsaw and the crimes of the Germans in the murder of the Jews and the civilian population. Paris, April 1, 1940, FLAMMARION Publishing, Introduction by Edouard Herriot.

The Germans invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 in an attack that was considered the opening shot of World War II in Europe. The booklet before us was published on April 1, 1940 - only eight months after the invasion, and it is considered the first exposure to the world in great detail, the atrocities committed by the Nazis during the invasion - the indiscriminate shelling of private and public buildings, and the massacre of civilians, according to many testimonies (appearing in the first person) which were received from people who witnessed the events at the time of their occurrence, as well as harsh photographs of the scenes of destruction and killing of the population, severe scenes of injured civilians in hospitals, and those who were not treated, and more. Among other, a testimony of a Jew from Warsaw. (Testimony No. 113), describing how on the day the Germans entered Warsaw on September 26, 1939, he saw 150 Jews who were forced to march with their hands on their heads, that day everyone was shot near the hunter's hut on Crocus Wilkie Street. The next day a large group of Jews was forced to dig their own graves, and after they finished they were all shot. There is also hard evidence of buildings bombed by the Germans and while their residents who were found alive under the rubble could be saved, the Germans prevented doctors from reaching them and rescuing them, as well as evidence of forced labor performed by the Germans on Jews in order to exhaust their power and cause their death, and more.

127 p. 25 cm. Very good condition.

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50. Early publication on the atrocities of the Nazis during the invasion of Poland - first photographs of the destroyed Warsaw. Paris, 1940