First Edition of Serge Klarsfeld's French Children of the Holocaust: A Memorial; Inscribed by Him
French Children of the Holocaust: A Memorial.
Item Number: 732
New York: New York University Press, 1996.
First edition of this memorial to the French children of the Holocaust with over 2,500 photographic images of the children. Thick quarto, original illustrated boards. Warmly inscribed by Serge Klarsfeld. Edited by Susan Cohen, Howard M. Epstein and Serge Klarsfeld. Translated by Glorianne Depondt and Howard M. Epstein. In fine condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Klarsfeld's memorial is "the definitive history of the 85 railway transports that deported more than 11,000 Jewish children as comprehensive a book as we are likely to get" (Parr & Badger II). "In an exhaustive feat of research presented as a memorial Serge Klarsfield spent decades restoring the names of 11,400 French Jewish children who were deported during WWII. Most were put to death in Nazi camps 'Here each child has a story, where he was arrested and what camp he was sent to,' said Klarsfeld, himself a childhood survivor of the Nazi occupation. and a Paris lawyer who has spent his life documenting French and German war crimes in WWII. But, he said: 'This is not a book against the killers. This is a book in favor of the victims" (New York Times).