Sydney Jewish Museum, 1995, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated
Marian Pretzel was born in Lvov (then a Polish city) in 1922, & migrated to Australia in 1949. His art studies were cut short in 1941, when the German Army overran Lvov. Fourteen months later his parents were taken by the Gestapo & Marian found himself without family, home or possessions. The story of how he used his artistic talent to survive the Holocaust by forging official German documents is described in memorable breathtaking detail in his autobiography Portrait of a Young Forger, published in 1989 by the University of Queensland Press...After fifty years away from Lvov, Marion Pretzel was friend & fellow-survivor Janek Fuchs in a "farewell journey" back to Lvov...My object in writing this second work was to settle in my mind concerning exactly what I had achieved by my return Lvov..." There are two old ownership stamps on the inside of the front cover. One is crossed out, and one says Sydney Jewish Museum. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 218 pages. Item Type: Book. There are remnants of old labels on the front and rear covers. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0646251929. ISBN/EAN: 9780646251929. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19224.