London: Abelard-Schuman, (1961). 46 pp. Illus. with 8 b/w drawings. Folio. Cloth. First edition. Translated from Yiddish by Jacob. Deep scuff marks to the lower edge of the rear board, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good slightly soiled dust jacket. Item #34814
Part of the UNESCO Collection of Contemporary Works. Abraham Sutzkever (1913- ), Yiddish poet, born near Vilna became a leader in the "Yung Vilne" literary movement before WWII. As part of the "Paper Brigade," he helped to hide the YIVO documents from the Nazis, joined the partisans, and later testified at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials before emigrating to Israel where he founded the Yiddish literary journal, "Di Goldene Keyt."