"Elder of the Jews": Jakob Edelstein of Theresienstadt

New York: Grove Press, 1989. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 476, [2] p. Illustrations. Bibliography and Sources. Index. From Wikipedia: "Jakob Edelstein (AKA Yacov, Yaakov, Jakub Edelstein or Edlstein), 1903 20 June 1944 Auschwitz) was a Czechoslovakian Zionist, social democrat and the first Jewish Elder in the Theresienstadt ghetto. The camp commandant SS-Obersturmführer Siegfried Seidl designated him as the first Judenältester (Jewish Elder) of the Jewish Council of Elders in the ghetto. Edelstein and his associates were determined to prevent further deportations to the East by organizing a self-sustaining, productive community that the Germans would find indispensable to their war effort. Jewish work to save Jewish lives, was the idea behind Edelsteins policy. In January 1943 Edelstein was replaced as Judenältester by Paul Eppstein. Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. DJ has slight wear and soiling.

Keywords: Auschwitz, Eduard Benes, Birkenau, Brunn, Gestapo, Adolf Eichmann, Holocaust, Genocide, Hehalutz, Leo Janowitz, Reinhard Heydrich, Franz Kahn, Siegfried Seidl, Zionism, Otto Zucker

ISBN: 9780802110077

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Price: $55.00

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