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Chad Gadjo: Zeichnungen

Birnbaum, Menachem



5680 [A.D. 1920]


30 pp. With 10 full-page colored illustrations. 28.8x22.8 cm (11¼x9"), unbound signatures within boards that are connected with (possibly later) ribbon ties.

Ten dramatic hand-colored plates by Menachem Birnbaum. Text in Hebrew with German translation prepared by the artist’s brother, Uriel Birnbaum. Uriel Birnbaum (1894-1956) and Menachem Birnbaum (1893-1944) were the sons of Nathan Birnbaum (1864-1937) an early Zionist leader, who later achieved renown as a prominent ideologue of the Agudath Israel movement. Natives of Vienna, both brothers fled the Nazis to Amsterdam. With the Nazi conquest of Holland, Menachem Birnbaum was deported to Auschwitz, where he perished; Uriel managed to survive in hiding.

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Boards with some rubbing and discoloration, some apparent tape residue; darkening to front pastedown, some light foxing and offset within, very good.

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