New York: Philosophical Library, 1963. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Original red cloth in printed dust-jacket. Very good overall. Jacket price-clipped with some moderate edge-wear. Some small chips to head and tail of DJ spine. Spot of soil to rear panel. Tape residue (unobtrusive) to front and rear flaps. Book has slight lean. Else sound and clean throughout. INSCRIBED, dated (1969), and signed by author Wdowinksi to front endpaper. "With compliments of the author" stamped and corner of envelope with Wdowinksi's return address taped, also to front endpaper. Loosely laid in are two photo-mechanically reproduced articles by/about the Wdowinksi. 123pp. Very good + / Very Good -. Item #15666
First edition of this important account of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from one of its few leaders to survive. Wdowinski was a founder of Betar and a leader of the Irgun Zva'i Leumi during the Ghetto revolt, an experience recounted here along with the author's experience both in pre-war Poland as a politician/activist (he was an active member of the Warsaw underground and was a member of the advisory body of the Zydowskie Towarzystwo Opieki Spolecznej/Jewish Mutual Aid Society) and in the labor and concentration camps after the defeat of the uprising. Wdowinski later emmigrated to the US and taught psychology at the New School in New York City. In 1961 testified at the trial of Adolf Eichmann. He died in 1970. Widely considered one of the most authoritative account of the Warsaw revolt, it is decidedly scarce signed.