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Zapiski izpod vešal [Reportáž psaná na oprátce / Notes from the Gallows]. Zoom



Zapiski izpod vešal [Reportáž psaná na oprátce / Notes from the Gallows].

 



The first Slovenian translation of the first-hand account report on the WWII Pankrác Prison in Prague, by a Czech journalist Julius Fučík, was published in 1947. The original manuscript was written on pieces of cigarette paper and smuggled out from the prison.


 



Author: Julius FUČÍK (1903-1943), author; Viktor SMOLEJ, translator.
Place and Year: Ljubljana: Slovenski porocevalec 1947.
Technique: 8°: 87 pp. with a full size portrait, [2], original card wrappers illustrated in red (Very Good, wrappers slightly age-toned).
Code: 66231

This is a first Slovenian translation of the Czech novel Reportáž psaná na oprátce, writen by a Czech journalist and author Julius Fučík (1903-1943). The novel was a first-hand report on the WWII Pankrác Prison in Prague which was run by the Nazis during WWII. Fučík gives a report on the prison and presents his personal view of the war, and discusses the realtionships and stories among the prisoners.

Fučík, an active member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, who was imprisoned at the Pankrác Prison, wrote this novel on pieces of cigarette paper and had it smuggled out by sympathetic prison warders named Kolínský and Hora.

On 8 September 1943 Julius Fučík was hanged in Plötzensee Prison in Berlin.

The work was translated to many languages. This is the first Slovenian translation, made two years after WWII in the time of glorification of the Communist movement.

References: OCLC 439141668. 

 

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