Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $80
Estimate $100 - $200
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

Four pages handwritten by Holocaust survivor Meir Chalsanowitz. Vivid description of his despondent feelings after losing his family in the Holocaust. Chalsanowitz wrote this on 20/6/1946.

"After six years of grief, tragedy, and suffering that cost me the blood of my dear ones....I throw my body into a vat of boiling water of sulfur fire and burning pitch. These are the baths that I pass over my body....and the heat reaches 45 degrees [113 Fahrenheit], all so that I should sweat and remove the pain that has implanted itself in my bones..." The writer describes how the images of his brothers and sisters who died in the gas chambers pass before him, he describes his daily schedule when everybody around him was caught by the sword "I don't see the sky or the earth, only mountains upon tall mountains...as if they fell from the sky," he describes his bitter loneliness and the mixed feelings, when his only hope stems from his love for his homeland and the rejuvenation of the Jewish Nation in its land. Unique document of a Holocaust survivor written in first-person.

[2] lined leaves. Fine condition.

Category
Holocaust & Anti-Semitism