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Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 39:2

Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 39:2

Editor: David Silberklang

The research and review articles in Yad Vashem Studies 39:2 address questions of motivations and reactions of the various types of actors in the Shoah. Scholars from eight countries provide a wide variety of answers and insights to the questions of motivation, participation, reactions, and remembrance. From small forced-labor camps and local Germans, to Dutch Nazis and nationalists, to East European collaborators, to visions of “Greater Germany” and the death marches near the end of the war, the motivations of the perpetrators and their partners were many and complex. Similarly, the motivations behind the postwar relations between non-Jewish rescuers of Jews and their erstwhile charges were often complex. There has been much research on the reactions of Jews to Nazi persecution, yet here we present an article that portrays and analyzes heretofore-unknown German Jewish responses to the Nazi regime’s policies from a fresh and surprising perspective. These and more are among the issues addressed in the research and review articles in this volume.
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The History of the Holocaust in Romania

The History of the Holocaust in Romania

Jean Ancel
In association with University of Nebraska Press

Based on an unparalleled and exhaustive collection of original Jewish accounts and sources not available until the fall of Nicolae Ceauşescu in the late 1980s, Jean Ancel provides a detailed analysis of the path of antisemitism that led to the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust in Romania. The Romanians, and other nations inside and outside the Balkans, related differently to “their Jews” and “other Jews,” that is, those living in districts annexed to Romania after the First World War and in areas occupied and annexed to the Romanian military administration after the Soviet invasion in June 1941. The Jews of the Regat, the core Romanian principality, suffered pogroms, decrees, and degradation, but on the whole they survived the Holocaust. Contradicting long-held assumptions, Ancel shows that Romanians were largely responsible for murdering their Jewish community—one of the largest in Europe before the war—and although its survival rate was the highest in Europe, the survival rate in areas where Jews were liquidated was one of the lowest.
NIS 174 NIS 128

El libro negro

El libro negro

Vasili Grossman e Ilyá Ehrenburg
In association with Galaxia Gutenberg
Spanish edition

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 was the beginning of one of the most chilling episodes of World War II. By the end of 1942, 1.4 million Jews had been killed by the Einsatgruppen that followed the German army eastward; by the end of the war, nearly two million Jews had been murdered in the Soviet Union. Of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, about one-third fell in the territories of the USSR. This collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettos, and towns of Eastern Europe, compiled by two renowned Russian authors, is the most important text documenting that slaughter. This definitive edition of The Black Book, including materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust.
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Der Holocaust

Der Holocaust
FAQs – Häufig gestellte Fragen

Herausgegeben von Avraham Milgram und Robert Rozett
In association with Wallstein Verlag
German-English edition

The subject of the Holocaust frequently comes up in public and private discussion. The questions and answers presented in this user-friendly booklet provide an introduction to people of all backgrounds seeking to refresh or enrich their knowledge of the Holocaust.
NIS 64 NIS 48

Poèmes écrits à Bergen-Belsen en 1944

Poèmes écrits à Bergen-Belsen en 1944
En sa treizième année

Uri Orlev
In association with Editions de l’éclat
French edition

Since he arrived in Israel more than 60 years ago, Jerzy Henryk Orlowski has preserved a small pocket notebook, with a red cover. This was the notebook in which he recopied the 15 poems he composed at age 13 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to which he had been deported. These poems are evidence of the vitality and strong opinions of a child confronted by barbarism, and of the unique place of poetry in the author's secret internal dialogue. The young poet became Uri Orlev, author of children's books translated into numerous languages for readers around the world. The author hoped to make public the faltering steps of a writer, dedicating his entire literary output as an adult to the generation of children who knew the Shoah, to those who survived, and to those who perished.
NIS 58 NIS 46