About the Book
It is all the more remarkable then, given the situation, that Edward Herzbaum found the will and the means to document his wartime story in words and art. His legacy lay undiscovered in an old leather suitcase for over 50 years, to be discovered by his daughter as fading handwritten script in old notebooks, and as a large number of sketches. His journals have been published in English 'Lost Between Worlds', and in Polish, 'Miedzy Swiatami' and have been recognized by historians as a significant primary source. This book now brings Edward’s artwork into the daylight, from his early wartime sketches as he escaped Stalin’s clutches, when paper and paints were barely available, through his journey into Italy as part of Anders' Army under British command, and finally to his post-war training as an architect in Rome and London.
I am the daughter of Edward Herzbaum. Sadly he died when I was only ten years old. He left a legacy which I found many years after his death. The legacy consisted of journals that he kept during the war, as well as many paintings and drawings which he also produced during the war years. Wanting to share these rare finds I published the journals as ‘Lost Between Worlds’ in 2010 and now want to share the artwork in a book simply called ‘ Edward Herzbaum Artwork 1942-1949.