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Grossmann | Kurt R. [Oskar Schindler]

Die unbesungenen Helden [The Unsung Heroes] – Menschen in Deutchlands dunklen Tagen

First Edition



First edition of Die unbesungenen Helden [The Unsung Heroes], signed by Oskar Schinder.

Octavo, 388pp. Original beige cloth, printed title on spine and front cover. Wear to cloth at base of spine and light stain on cover. In the publisher’s original dust jacket, very good, with toning to spine and light shelf wear. Text in German. Housed in custom made clamshell case, blue leather spine, yellow marbled sides and marbled interior.

Signed by Oskar Schindler on half title to his wife Emilie, with the following translated inscription: “To my dear Mily, in remembrance of her courageous time, Oskar, Christmas, 1957, Frankfurt am Main.”

Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler, consigned to Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh. Sold January, 2017.

Comments: The Unsung Heroes is the best known work by Kurt Grossmann and it includes a chapter on the work of Oskar Schindler during World War II. After WWII, Oskar moved with his wife to Argentina to begin a new life as a farmer. By 1958, he was bankrupt and returned to West Germany, where he survived on the donations of Schindlerjuden from around the world. He died in 1974 and is the only member of the Nazi Party buried on Mt. Zion. Schindler did not write an autobiography and there are no records of any other books signed by him on record.

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Grossmann | Kurt R. [Oskar Schindler]