The Auschwitz album : a book based upon an album discovered by a concentration camp survivor, Lili Meier
Call Number940.5317 A932 1981
Statement of Responsibilitytext by Peter Hellman.
Summary"[In] April 1944 a young woman named Lili Jacob (now Lili Jacob Meier) was deported with her family from Bilke, a small town in the Carpathian Mountains, in Hungary. With the other Jews of Bilke, the Jacobs were sent by the Nazis first to a ghetto in the nearby town of Berehovo and, a short time later, to Auschwitz and its death camp, Birkenau. Everyone in Lili's family was slaughtered. Only she survived, after being subjected to bestial treatment. Eventually, Lili was sent to Dora, a Nazi slave camp... and it was there that she and the other inmates of the prison were liberated by the Americans. On that day, gravely ill, Lili fell asleep in a newly vacated German barracks. When she awakened, she searched for warm clothing and found, under a pajama top, a photograph album. She opened it and, on the very first page, saw the picture of Naftali Svi Weiss, the distinguished rabbi of Bilke. Turning the pages, Lili found, in the neatly positioned photographs, the images of the doomed Jews of Auschwitz—among them members of her own family." —Book jacket
Physical Description xxxiii, 167 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
PublisherNew York : Random House
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Jeffrey D. Narver