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Published by Former Inmates at Buchenwald

Naš Maršal Tito [Our Marshall Tito].

[Buchenwald or Weimar]: Naklada "Naš glas", [1945]. Octavo (19.3 × 13.3 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 38, [2] pp. About very good.

First and only edition of this pamphlet devoted to the life and significance of Josip Broz Tito, the Yugoslav revolutionary and leader of the Partisan movement during World War II. The book was apparently published by a group of Yugoslav survivors of the liberated Buchenwald concentration camp, who published the journal "Naš glas" (Our voice) in the former camp from May through July 1945. Many of the prisoners had been part of the Yugoslav Partisan forces prior to being captured. Their journal, edited by such figures as Rudi Debijadi and Rudi Supek, presented a view of European history, especially Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, through a communist, anti-fascist lens.

Among others, the contents of the present pamphlet include a biographical article on Tito, a kind of prose poem in praise of Tito by Slovenian writer Pavle Šegula, and the poem "Pjesma o biografiji druga Tita", first published in 1943 in order to correct slanderous accusations about the general and written in the same format as the futurist poems of Vladimir Mayakovsky.

As of June 2021, KVK and OCLC only show a copy each in Slovenia and the Netherlands, with none in North America.

Book ID: 51363

Price: $350.00