Auschwitz, 1944-45

Kaba Adler Romanian

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"Volume of striking linocut prints documenting the artist’s ordeal at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. With an introduction by Mihai Suta and Boros Jenö. Adler (1912–1989) was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist born in Satu Mare, then part of Austro-Hungary and in today’s Northwestern Romania. He studied at the art academies at Budapest and Munich and was affiliated with the OMIKE Jewish cultural organization (Országos Magyar Izraelita Közmüveldödési Egyesület), active from 1910 to 1944. In 1944, Adler was deported to Mauthausen and from there to Auschwitz. It is reported that he survived because an SS officer discovered his artistic talent and selected him to illustrate a book of stories for his daughter back in Berlin. After liberation, Adler returned to his home town, where he published the present work before emigrating to Israel, where he went on to a significant artistic career. 200 copies printed." -- Bernett Penka Rare Books

Auschwitz, 1944-45, Kaba Adler (Romanian, Satu Mare 1912–1989 Tel Aviv, Israel)

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