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The Economic Destruction of Romanian Jewry

The Economic Destruction of Romanian Jewry

Jean Ancel

This research volume reveals the methods in which the Romanian regime systematically plundered Jewish assets for the benefit of the state; looted businesses, buildings and money by threats, terror, and murder; confiscated property before, during, and after the mass murder in Bessarabia, Bukovina, and Transnistria; and more.



Yad Vashem Studies 35/1

Yad Vashem Studies 35/1

Edited by David Silberklang

Much of this issue examines the Holocaust in Poland. Research articles cover such topics as the attitude of rural Poles towards Jews during the Holocaust; German and Polish courts' treatment of cases involving Jews in occupied Poland; records of Majdanek victims and their figures. More in this volume: the story of Nazi plans to murder the Jews of Palestine; and a rare, detailed profile of the Hungarian Jewish community on the very eve of its destruction.


From Fiume to Navelli

From Fiume to Navelli: A Sixteen-Year-Old's Narrative of the Fleischmann Family and Other Free Internees in Fascist Italy, September, 1943-June, 1944

Luigi Fleischmann

This diary documents a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: the plight of Jewish "free internees" in Italy during WWII. It describes in vivid detail the unique predicament of Jewish residents following the passage of the Nazi racial laws in Italy. The lucid descriptions are enhanced by outstanding drawings of the area and events of the time.


Rutka's Notebook

Rutka's Notebook: January-April, 1943

Rutka Laskier

Descriptions of alarming moments are intertwined with private and banal thoughts in the notebook of 14-year-old Rutka Laskier from Będzin, which documented her life during a few months in 1943. The outside world slowly closed down on her, but these few sheets of paper reflect the entire universe of an adolescent Jewish girl in the shadow of death.



The Wolfsberg Machzor 5705

The Wolfsberg Machzor 5705: Wolfsberg Labor Camp, Germany, 1944

Edited by Bella Gutterman and Naomi Morgenstern

A facsimile edition of the New Year prayer service, handwritten from memory by Hungarian Cantor Naftali Stern on pieces of paper torn from cement sacks in the Wolfsberg Labor Camp. This camp was part of the infamous Gross-Rosen slave labor complex, in which conditions were especially difficult. Even under the harshest of conditions, Jews continued to celebrate the holy days. Also available in Spanish and in Hebrew.


Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust

Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust

Written and edited by Yehudit Inbar

This catalog (a companion to the exhibition at Yad Vashem) attempts to reveal the human story behind the historical account, and the unique voice of women is presented. We focus on the position of women and the ways in which they coped with extreme situations, managing to be strong when they had no strength left. In a place where they had no right to live, they marched all the way to death and managed to extract meaning from every moment of life.


Flora: I Was But a Child

Flora: I Was But a Child

Flora M. Singer

This is the gripping story of a young girl hidden with her two little sisters in convents in Belgium during the Holocaust. Their mother's remarkable intuition and initiative, together with the selfless assistance and vigilance of two Righteous Among the Nations, George Ranson and Père (Father) Bruno, helped save them. Flora's story is one of the uncommon cases where good triumphed over absolute evil in the Holocaust. The entire family survived.


Stolen Youth

Stolen Youth: Five Women's Survival in the Holocaust

Isabelle Choko-Sztrauch-Galewska; Frances Irwin; Lotti Kahana Aufleger; Margit Raab Kalina; Jane Lipski

Includes the memoirs of five young women during the Holocaust. The paths of some of them crossed, whether in Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, or elsewhere, although they did not know it at the time. Each woman tells the story of her own survival and the fate of her family, from Poland, Transnistria, Czech Silesia, prison in the Soviet Union, Slovakia and other countries, to liberation and the rebuilding their lives.

Yesterday: My Story

Yesterday: My Story

Hadassah Rosensaft

Dr. Hadassah Rosensaft, imprisoned in Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, kept 149 Jewish children alive from December, 1944 to liberation, and then served as administrator of the camp's hospital. She was a leader of the Jewish Displaced Persons in the British Zone of Germany, was one of the witnesses for the prosecution at the first trial of Nazi war criminals, and played a pivotal role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.