EXPERIMENT: "E": A REPORT FROM AN EXTERMINATION LABORATORY

Szalet, Leon

Edité par New York; Didier, 1945
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Original Boards. 8vo. Iii, [1], 284 pages. 21 cm. First American edition. Translated into English by Catharine Bland Williams. About the writer’s experiences in the Nazi concentration camp of Sachsenhausen. "Leon Szalet was born on April 9th 1892 in Zelechow (Poland) . As a boy he moved with his parents to Warsaw where he attended and finished school and later set himself up in business. In 1921 he moved to Berlin and became active in the real estate business. With his friend Georg Breslauer, an architect, he developed a design for prefabricated houses made of steel in 1926. They applied for patents, which were granted in several important industrial countries. Model houses based on this design were shown at the Olympia building exhibition (with the cooperation of the British Steelwork Association) in London in 1936. The outbreak of the war interrupted the work. On September 13, 1939 Leon Szalet was taken prisoner by the Gestapo and sent to the concentration camp Sachsenhausen. On May 7th 1940 he was released and escaped to the Far East via Italy on the SS Conte Verde (the last ship to leave for Asia before the outbreak of the war) . He came to Shanghai and remained there until October 1941 when he was granted an immigration visa to the United States. He entered the US on October 23, 1941 in San Francisco. In the US, Leon Szalet tried to renew his contacts in order to reestablish his business. He demanded reparations for the loss of properties in Berlin and was able to reclaim a building. In 1957 he travelled through Europe (Austria, France, Britain, Germany) . Health problems forced him to stay in sanatoriums in Austria and England. Leon Szalet died in Berlin on March 2, 1958. Leon Szalet had a daugther, Gitla-Matla Szalet (Madeleine Lejwa-Chalette) , who was born in Paris in 1914, while here parents were visiting there. In 1947, she married Arthur Lejwa, a Polish biochemist. The couple opened a gallery in Manhattan and became successful art dealers in the 1950s. Following her husband's death in 1972, Gitla-Matla Szalet closed the Galerie Chalette, but continued working as an art consultant to collectors and museums. She died in 1996. In 1946, Leon Szalet donated regulations of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and a map of all concentration camps in Germany to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. " (Natl. Library of Australia) Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities. Some edge wear and chipping to dust jacket, now in protective Mylar. Overall very good condition in Good+ jacket. A very nice copy (HOLO2-110-1). N° de réf. du libraire

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Titre : EXPERIMENT: "E": A REPORT FROM AN ...
Éditeur : New York; Didier
Date d'édition : 1945
Reliure : Hardcover

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Leon Szalet
Edité par Didier, New York (1945)
ISBN 10 : 1299010962 ISBN 13 : 9781299010963
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Description du livre Didier, New York, 1945. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First American. (1945). 8vo. 1st American edition. Fading and fraying to spine ends with light soiling to boards. P.o.'s bookplate to f.p.d. Toning to front endpapers. Rubbing and soiling to d.j. with chipping to extremities. All corners clipped. VG/VG. N° de réf. du libraire 1919524

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Szalet, Leon
Edité par Didier, Publishers, New York (1945)
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Description du livre Didier, Publishers, New York, 1945. Hard Cover. État : Good Plus to Very Good. No Jacket. First. (No Additional printings). Red cloth on boards. One of several books which describe the horrors of confinement in German concentration camps during WW II. The first 50 pp. display in agonizing detail the repetitive brutality of the Blockfuehrer, usually ending in death for the Polish prisoners. The author was imprisoned by a procedural error of the British government. Also, he blames Sweden for not demanding from the Germans that the Poles should be protected under international law. He is eventually saved by his daughter. 284 pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 011340

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