Lager Lieder. Roslyn Hirsch, David, trans.
Lager Lieder.
Lager Lieder.
Lager Lieder.
Lager Lieder.
(Ziggurat Press)

Lager Lieder.

Feldman, Walter (illus.)

Providence, RI: Ziggurat Press, (1991). Oblong octavo. (30)pp. One of seventeen special copies, signed by the artist, Walter Feldman. Ten linocut illustrations, whose harsh blacks and whites evoke the horrors of the concentration camps too unimaginable to comprehend beyond the abstract. Feldman himself was a prisoner in the Sachsenhausen camp, later becoming an art professor at Brown University. The illustrations add visual depth to the psychological force of the camp songs here translated for the first time into English. Originally written and composed in Polish, the lyrics recount the daily traumas experienced by the prisoners, from the humiliating victory of a second helping of food to the cruelty of the gas chamber. Bound in the style of Nazi account ledgers, with vintage 1939 covers of bolted gray cloth painted with black stripes, reflecting prison garb, and leather pieces. Paper label to upper board and half-title with tattoo numbers. Black and red handprints to paste-downs and title page. A fine copy, intentionally worn. Prospectus laid in. Item #29936

Price: $1,750.00

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