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Scientific text in German, "Chemisch-technische Untersuchungsmethoden" ("Chemical-Technical Examination Methosds"), ed. Ernst Berl (Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer), 1932,1380pp. 8vo. The text is stamped on the front title page and forward: "I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft Werk Auschwitz" and "Literarisch-wissenschaftliche Abteilung Wissenschaftliche Bibliothek", indicating that it was once held by the scientific library at the I.G. Farben "Buna-Werke" chemical plant in Oswiecim, Poland, the site of the Monowitz subcamp of the Auschwitz concentration camp system, also known as Auschwitz III. Cancelled property stamps from a Polish library in Oswiecim are also present on the limitation page and the final page of the index. The book shows wear, bumps and label residue to the covers and spine, with many folds and chips to interior pages, and some loosening and splits to the binding, else very good. At its peak, Monowitz held approximately 11,000 prisoners, mostly Jews, who were used as slave labor at the "Buna Werke" plant. It would be evacuated in January of 1945, with its prisoners forced to march to the Gleiwitz subcamp near the Czech border. It is estimated that more than 10,000 prisoners died while serving as forced labor for I.G. Farben.
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Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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