24 drawings from concentration camps in Germany : in rotogravure

George Zielezinski Polish

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Jerzy Zielezinski was born in Poland in 1914. He was arrested as a political prisoner, deported to the Warsaw Ghetto, then to Auschwitz. From Auschwitz he was transferred to the Flossenbürg camp, and later to Dachau. In 1946, he printed two portfolios of drawings based on sketches that document his experiences at both camps. The first, K. Z. Album (Prisoner Album), describes life in the Warsaw Ghetto. The second, 24 Drawings from the Concentration Camps in Germany documents Dauchau through rotogravure reproductions of charcoal sketches. Plate captions include "Transport," "The New Arrival", "I Am Hungry," "Night-Shift," "I am Cold," "The Hospital," "Evacuation," and "Strange Incident." Zielezinski emigrated to the United States, where he changed his name to George Ziel and had a successful career working as a cover artist for pulp fiction paperbacks in the 1940s and 1950s.

24 drawings from concentration camps in Germany : in rotogravure, George Zielezinski (Polish, 1914–1982)

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