Jews Under Hitlerism (1943)


"I Counted Twenty-One Other Jewish Girls Who Had Been Assaulted, and Raped, and Forty-Three Jewish Men of Various Ages... Who Had Been Tortured"

Stephanos, Bishop. Jews Under Hitlerism. New York: The American Greek Orth. Cath. Church Missionary Diocese, 1943.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

Rare first edition of this early eyewitness account of abuses against Jews all over Central Europe in the wake of the Nuremberg Laws, in the extremely rare dust jacket. Written by Rev. Dr. Stephanos, a Greek Orthodox bishop in America, Jews Under Hitlerism meticulously catalogues the abuses against European Jews he personally witnessed as a missionary in 1938. It also relates stories told to him by trusted friends, such as one about a Viennese treasury official whose born-Jewish wife drank poison to protect him and their children. Bishop Stephanos personally visited Austria (from which he was expelled by the Gestapo), Budapest, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia, and Germany and surveyed the deteriorating situation of the Jews in each place. Book with expected toning to wartime paper, light staining to extremities. Dust jacket with light soiling, faint dampstaining to bottom edge, and shallow chipping most pronounced at head of blank spine. An extremely good copy, most rare with dust jacket in any condition.