The International School for Holocaust Studies
New Yad Vashem Publications
- Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence, Challenges, Polemics, and Achievements
- Dividing Hearts: The Removal of Jewish Children from Gentile Families in Poland in the Immediate Post-Holocaust Years
- At the Mercy of Strangers: The Rescue of Jewish Children with Assumed Identities in Poland
- Chelmno: A Small Village in Europe – The First Nazi Mass Extermination Camp
Edited by David Bankier and Dan Michman
This book is a new and thought-provoking collection of issues and perspectives in Holocaust research in various countries. With overviews by Hilberg and Michman, this volume traces the early beginnings of Holocaust research through the emergence of Jewish research centers, with articles focused on the national context of history studies. A stellar lineup of authors include Berg, Browning, Cesarani, de Haan, Engel, Rozett, Yablonka, Weinberg and many others, ranging from Italian Holocaust historiography through Dutch and Hungarian contexts and the Eichmann trial.
Dividing Hearts: The Removal of Jewish Children from Gentile Families in Poland in the Immediate Post-Holocaust Years
This book features personal stories of Polish rescuers and Jewish children. Research on issues involved in the search for hidden Jewish children in the postwar period in Poland raises questions such as: Why were there so many organizations? How did they operate? How did the Polish courts deal with the issue? What was the stance of the Church? How did the children react to the transition? This book delves into the difficult task of locating Jewish children who survived the war.
Hidden under false identities in cities, on farms, and in convents and monasteries, young Jewish children survived the war by the grace of kindhearted strangers. Their stories are told by a historian who survived the war as a child. He describes how the emotional closeness so essential for survival made it so hard for the children to leave their host families after the war.
To date, this is the only study on Chelmno, the first death camp on Polish soil, and the model for setting up the machinery of mass murder. Mass killings, mostly of Lodz Jews and Gypsies (Sinti-Roma), began in December, 1941 and continued until the Red Army liberated the camp in January, 1945. Only three people survived Chelmno, and only a few who operated the death camp were ever brought to justice.