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Nazi Europe and the Final Solution

Nazi Europe and the Final Solution

Edited by David Bankier and Israel Gutman
New edition in association with Berghahn Books

Most of the articles in this collection tackle the disturbing question of how people reacted when their neighbors were made outcasts, humiliated, deported, and vanished without a trace. Featured in the volume are selected studies of established scholars and young researchers who attempt to clarify and analyze the attitudes of clerical institutions, official institutions, and resistance organizations throughout the years of the Holocaust. In Israel: 174 NIS; Abroad: $51 (airmail included).


Encyclopedia of the Holocaust

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust: Daring to Resist and Refusing to Die

Edited by Robert Rozett and Shmuel Spector
New edition in association with The Jerusalem Publishing House

This comprehensive and authoritative reference text features eight essays on the history of the Holocaust and its antecedents, and more than 650 encyclopedic entries on significant aspects of the Holocaust including resistance movements, the camps, Holocaust denial, Nazi propaganda, and films on the Holocaust. Winner of Best Specialist Reference Work of the Year Award – Reference Reviews UK. In Israel: 268 NIS 214 NIS; Abroad: $81 $61 (airmail included).


Yad Vashem Studies

Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 37:1

Edited by David Silberklang

This volume addresses the subjects of children, Betar activists, and ultra-Orthodox rabbis, and spans Poland, Israel, Romania, Ukraine, and Hungary, tracing the theme of how the Holocaust is remembered and researched. Among the articles included in this volume are: the postwar Jewish Children’s Home in Otwock, the Betar Zionist youth farms near Hrubiesz in 1941 and this group’s possible impact on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a two-tiered comparative analysis of rural and urban attitudes toward Jews in Bessarabia and Transnistria, the wartime controversy over the escape of Hasidic rabbis from Budapest in 1943-1944, and the close relationship between Israeli writer Leah Goldberg and her 1930s German doctoral advisor, Prof. Paul Ernst Kahle. In Israel: 80 NIS 64 NIS; Abroad: $24 $18 (airmail included).


The Holocaust in the Soviet Union

The Holocaust in the Soviet Union

By Yitzhak Arad
In association with University of Nebraska Press

This is the most complete account to date of the Soviet Jews during WWII and the Holocaust. Reports, records, documents, and research enable Arad to trace the Holocaust in the German-occupied territories of the Soviet Union. He focuses on three separate periods during which German political and military goals in the occupied territories dictated the treatment of Jews. He reveals how Nazi ideological attacks on the Soviet Union, including “Judeo-Bolshevism,” led to harsher treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union compared to other occupied territories. This historical narrative presents a wealth of information from German, Russian, and Jewish archival sources that will be invaluable to scholars, researchers, and the general public. 178 NIS 133 NIS.


A Physician Inside the Warsaw Ghetto

A Physician Inside the Warsaw Ghetto, 1939-1943

By Mordechai Lensky, with a Foreword by Samuel Kassow

Mordechai Lensky’s memoir is the gripping account of a Jewish doctor in the Warsaw Ghetto, struggling against all odds to provide medical care to a community condemned by the Germans to squalor, disease, and death. Lensky’s observations of the ghetto are both sympathetic and sober. He discusses difficult subjects, such as the fact that some of the doctors became corrupt and callous. Lensky himself felt the tension between his moral obligations as a respected professional and his human desire to provide for his family and survive the war. The memoir also provides singular insights into many aspects of ghetto life, including an important account of Jewish resistance.

The Lensky family escaped the ghetto in March 1943 and hid on the “Aryan” side of Warsaw under assumed identities with the help of two Polish women whom Yad Vashem has recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.

The book also includes an insightful, moving epilogue by Lensky’s son Yaacov, who relates his own fascinating story in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Polish Uprising in August 1944.

In Mordechai Lensky’s assessment, “Warsaw’s Jews lost their lives in three ways: as martyrs of faith, as martyrs of their nationhood, and as martyrs for their families.” Most were of the last sort, he says, martyrs for their families, whom they would not abandon. The survival of this family is one testament to that. 74 NIS.


The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust

The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust

Editor-in-Chief: Guy Miron; Co-editor: Shlomit Shulhani
2 Volumes + DVD

Seventy years after the outbreak of World War II, we find that the literature pertaining to the ghettos in Europe is still mostly limited to only the largest ones, and that most ghettos have never been systematically researched. Information on conditions, type of administration, leadership, and individual coping methodologies have never before been gathered together into one encyclopedia.

This pioneering project gathers data from research studies, historical information, testimonies, and documents dealing with more than 1,100 ghettos throughout Eastern Europe where Jews were concentrated and whence they were deported. It reflects the differences between each ghetto and reveals the radical changes in Jewish communal and individual life. Those changes are examined from various perspectives of daily life, coping strategies and the different forms of resistance. In the words of Warsaw Ghetto resistance fighter Marek Edelman, Jews had to decide “how to live until one died.”

The entries informational sections on the following: Pre-World War I; Soviet occupation, German (Nazi) occupation, ghetto setup, ghetto institutions and internal life, murder, terror and killing operations of ghetto inhabitants, underground and resistance, and the number of survivors at liberation. Features:

  • Entries on 1,100 ghettos in Europe
  • 250 photographs
  • 62 maps
  • A special DVD of wartime footage of ghettos filmed in real time during the Holocaust
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Forewords by Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Prof. Israel Gutman, and Prof. Michael Berenbaum
  • Articles: “Introduction to the Encyclopedia of the Ghettos”, by Prof. Guy Miron, editor; “The Jewish Ghettos under the Nazis and Their Allies: The Reasons Behind their Emergence”, by Prof. Dan Michman; “On Ghetto Photographs as Historical Documentation”, by Ms. Nina Springer-Aharoni; “Judenhauser in Germany”, based on excerpts from articles by Dr. Marlis Buchholz and Prof. Konrad Kwiet.

"...presents scholars and laymen for the first time with a comprehensive view of the ghetto phenomenon which was so central to Jewish life during the Holocaust." –Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History

"...this research tool makes a very high quality scholarly endeavor available to the scholars and the general public alike." –Michael R. Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies