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Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 38:1

Dr. David Silberklang

Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 38(1) is dedicated to the memory of Prof. David Bankier, member of the editorial board and a leading scholar of Holocaust history, and to the memory of Avraham Sutzkever, the most important Yiddish poet of our generation. The volume includes an article on Bankier and his contribution to Holocaust research by Dan Michman and an article on Sutzkever, the man and his poetry, by Avraham Novershtern. It also includes an article by Lea Prais, presenting missing parts from Rabbi Shimon Huberband's diary of the Warsaw ghetto; an article by Ayala Nedivi on the heretofore unknown attempt to rescue tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews a few days before the Nazi invasion of Hungary in March 1944; and three articles discussing postwar questions on the way in which we remember the Holocaust: Wulff Bickenbach's article on Switzerland's official policy on clearing the name of border police captain Paul Grüninger, who saved Jews and was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations; the article by Kierra Crago-Schneider on antisemitism among Germans in the American-occupied zone after the war; and Doron Bar's article on the rivalry between Yad Vashem and the Chamber of the Holocaust on Mount Zion in the 1950s. The edition also contains three book review aricles: Antony Polonsky on Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive by Samuel D. Kassow; Kiril Feferman on Opfer des Hasses: Der Holocaust in der UdSSR 1941–1945 by Ilya Altman; Arkadi Zeltser on The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories, edited by Joshua Rubinstein and Ilya Altman.

Contents

Introduction

Dan Michman
“Despite the Importance and Centrality of Antisemitism, It Cannot Serve as the Exclusive Explanation of Murder and Murderers” David Bankier’s (1947–2010) Path in Holocaust Research

Avraham Novershtern
“Walk through Words as through a Minefield”
Avraham Sutzkever z”l

Lea Prais (Abstract)
An Unknown Chronicle: From the Literary Legacy of Rabbi Shimon Huberband Warsaw Ghetto, May—June 1942

Ayala Nedivi (Abstract)
An Attempt to Rescue the Carpathian Jews on the Eve of the Occupation of Hungary, according to Moshe Krausz’s “Book Pages”

Wulff Bickenbach (Abstract)
Justice for Captain Paul Grüninger: Conviction and Rehabilitation of a Swiss Police Chief Who Assisted Jewish Refugees 1938–1998

Kierra Crago-Schneider (Abstract)
Antisemitism or Competing Interests?
An Examination of German and American Perceptions of Jewish Displaced Persons Active on the Black Market in Munich’s Möhlstrasse

Doron Bar (Abstract)
Between the Chamber of the Holocaust and Yad Vashem: Martyrs’ Ashes as a Focus of Sanctity

Reviews

Antony Polonsky (Abstract)
The Legacy of Emanuel Ringelblum
Samuel D. Kassow, Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive

Kiril Feferman (Abstract)
Binding the Unbound
The Shoah in the Soviet Union According to Ilya Altman
Il’ja Al’tmann, Opfer des Hasses: Der Holocaust in der UdSSR 1941–1945

Arkadi Zeltser (Abstract)
A New Life for Old Documents
Joshua Rubinstein and Ilya Altman, eds., The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories

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