With a Camera in the Ghetto. Photographs by Mendel Grossman. Edited by Zvi Szner and Alexander Sened. Ghetto Fighter's House and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Israel, 1972. Second edition; first published in 1970. Small quarto. White boards decorated with line drawing of ghetto fence in dustjacket illustrated with same depiction. Layout by Peter Merom. 112 pp.
Compiled after the war from photographs in the possession of Mendel Grossman's sister and friends and from the archives at Yad Vashem, the holocaust memorial in Israel. The images show the deprivations and brutality of life in the Jewish Ghettos in Poland and Lithuania during World War II. Grossman's visual document, like many others, was an effort to provide historical testimony. The accompanying text was taken from The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto, published in two volumes in 1965 and 1967. This book was published in the United States by Schocken Books in 1977.
A very good copy, with spots of wear at the top and bottom of front hinge, slight discoloration and a couple minor bumps to lower edge of front cover, and one minor scrape on back cover; name and address of former owner insude front cover and gift inscription on front endpaper; dustjacket has a few small closed edge tears to top edge of back panel and two scraped areas also to back panel. In clear protective mylar (one indentation line on front cover).