Adam Kaczkowsi, AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, 1970

Dust jacket back and front

Dust jacket back and front

 

Published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Possibly the most notorious of all, over a million people died in this camp. The exact number remains unknown. This is why the plaque seen on the front and end papers of the book was removed in 1990. The liberation by the Soviet army took place in January 1945.

Polish photographer Adam Kaczkowski’s poetic and powerful photographs are wonderfully printed in deep gravure, giving the book the sense of belonging to a much earlier, almost contemporary, period. Kaczkowski’s pictures are mainly placed on the right-hand page (with the exception of three double-spreads). The images are accompanied by a short explanatory text and captions in Polish, English, French and German on the left-hand page. This small square publication is wonderfully designed with a real love of detail. The cover photograph fills the dust jacket. The book itself has a marvellously designed matt printed cover. Silence is the strength of this remarkable book.

6 pages introduction in Polish, English, French and German

Państwowe Muzeum Oświęcimiu’s website: www.auschwitz.org

Published by Państwowe Muzeum Oświęcimiu presumably 1970

Hard cover with dust jacket

20 x 21.8cm

102 pages including printed front and end papers

Cover back and front

Cover back and front

Front papers

Front papers

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Dust jacket

Dust jacket