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Dutch edition of Seger’s famous account detailing his experiences in the Oranienburg concentration camp, where the opponents of the Nazi Party were held captive.


Gerhart Seger (Leipzig 1896—New York 1967) was a German Social Democratic politician, journalist and pacifist. He was a member of the Reichstag from 1930 to March 1933. Due to the rejection of the Enabling Act of 1933 by the Social Democrats, he was among those politicians who were persecuted, arrested and taken to concentration camp Oranienburg by the National Socialist rulers.


After some six months, however, Seger managed to escape and fled to Prague in December 1934, where he wrote the present account. Shortly afterwards he emigrated to the USA, where he was politically active and became a well-known lecturer.


His account was first published in German in 1934 as Oranienburg. Erster authentischer Bericht eines aus dem Konzentrationslager Geflüchteten. Mit einem Geleitwort von Heinrich Mann.

Famous account detailing experiences in concentration camp Oranienburg

€ 195,00Price
  • Gerhart Seger.

    Concentratiekamp Oranienburg. Het eerste authentieke verhaal van één, die uit het concentratiekamp ontvluchtte [...] 13de-23ste duizendtal.

    Amsterdam, De Arbeiderspers, 1934.

  • 20,9 x 15,4 cm. 102 pp. With frontispiece portrait of the author and several photographic illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial wrapper featuring a photomontage. In good condition, with the wrappers slightly worn. 

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