ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WALL: Memoirs From The Warsaw Ghetto.

(Tel Aviv): Beit Lohamei Hagettaot [sic], 1972. First edition in English. Originally published in 1948 in Yiddish and Hebrew. INSCRIBED BY MEED on half-title page, "To Charles S. Zimmerman - With affection. Vladka Meed 9/1/72." Charles S. "Sasha" Zimmerman (1896-1983) was a socialist activist, trade union leader, official of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and, during the early 1970s, Co-Chairman of the Socialist Party of America and the Social Democrats USA. Provenance: from the collection of Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman (son of Charles). Meed was just 17 years old when Hitler conquered Poland and entered Warsaw. As a member of the Jewish resistance, she smuggled dynamite into the Warsaw Ghetto and helped children escape from there. In 1981. She and her husband, Benjamin, himself a Holocaust survivor, founded the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. Light foxing to top edge and tips lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in very good dust jacket rubbed on edges and folds. Laid in is the 8-page introduction by Elie Weisel reproduced in its entirety on both sides of an 8.5 x 14" sheet announcing the publication of the book and its availabilty for $6 from the Jewish Labor Committee at the Atran Center for Jewish Culture in Manhattan. According to the announcement, Meed donated all proceeds from the book to the Museum of the Holocaust in the Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot in Israel. A separate card with Meeds' generic address label affixed to the top prints an expression of gratitude to Meed for her donation to the Museum. Both items show light tanning and wear to edges; top 2" of announcement also tanned, which appears to be offset from the binding.
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