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LITTEN, Irmgard (1879-1953) | A Mother Fights Hitler (Signed Copy) ,

£125.00

London: George Allen and Unwin [1942]

INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR: “MEINEM LIEBEN OSCAR IM ERIMERINGN AN UNSERE KAMPFESSEIT, IRMGARD LITTEN”. The Kampfzeit, or Kampfesseit, refers to the period from 1919-1933 when the Nazis struggled for power. Third impression (1942) 8vo. xii, 286, (2) pp. Portrait frontispiece of the author. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in red; dust-jacket, worn at head and tail of the spine with a few creases on the front panel.

With an introduction by W. Arnold-Foster; translated from the German manuscript by Bernard Miall. Litten’s account of her son Hans’s persecution and torture under the Nazi regime, and her efforts to support him, was originally published in Paris in 1940 as “Die Hölle sieht dich an: Der Fall Litten”. The English translation, “A Mother Fights Hitler”, was published the same year in London, while the American edition, titled “Beyond Tears”, was published in September 1940, with added sections urging America to acknowledge and resist the threat of Nazi Germany.

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