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In the Shadow of Death

In the Shadow of Death

Joseph Foxman
In association with the Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project

All survivors are privileged witnesses. Their testimony is indispensable and indisputable. It has a unique weight, both moral and historical.
This is what one feels when reading Joseph Foxman's brief yet poignant memoir. The fear and trembling in the ghettos in occupied Lithuania, the brutality of work brigades, the determination to save his newborn son Abraham - given to a Catholic woman who baptized him - the thousand ways of avoiding death. He said he recited the Gomel prayer - the traditional Jewish blessing of thanks to God by one who has survived a dangerous experience - ten times. Correction: ten times a day, an hour.
Will the reader tomorrow understand what it meant for Jewish parents to be separated from their child?
Elie Wiesel NIS 74. Order from our Online Store.

The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust

The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust

Dan Michman
Cambridge University Press in association with Yad Vashem

This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment and the discourse of the Nazis and their allies on ghettos from 1933 to 1944. With conclusions that oppose all existing explanations and cursory examinations of the ghetto, the book impacts overall understanding of the anti-Jewish policies of Nazi Germany. NIS 268. Order from our Online Store.


The John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, 2003-2009

Editor: Bella Gutterman

A new series in memoriam of Professor David Bankier (1947-2010). Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies and Head of the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research. Among the articles presented in the booklet: “The Ghetto Phenomenon during the Shoah: An Attempt at a New Explanation,” by Dan Michman; “The Jewish Question in the Anti-Nazi Political Discourse: New Findings on the Attitudes toward Antisemitism and Zionism,” by David Bankier; “A poignant Account: The Life Story of Zyvia Lubetkin,” by Bella Gutterman. NIS 36. Order from our Online Store.

Consider Me Lucky

Consider Me Lucky
Childhood and Youth during the Holocaust in Zborow

Sabina Schweid

Sabina Schweid grew up during the war in Zborow, in occupied Eastern Galicia. She had a happy childhood, but when the Germans marched into town in July 1941, it all came to an end. Sabina’s father was appointed chairman of the Judenrat, and Sabina witnessed his painful difficulties as the Jews of the community were liquidated. She took refuge in a hiding place and was alone with the problems she faced as she grew and matured into a woman. When the war was over, Sabina was reunited with her mother. She joined a Zionist youth movement, came to Israel, and fought in the War of Independence. NIS 74. Order from our Online Store.

A Journey of Survival

A Journey of Survival
A Young Boy’s Odyssey from Hungary through Auschwitz and Jaworznow to Eretz Yisrael

Asher Bar-Nir

Born in 1930, Karoly Sichermann (now Asher Bar-Nir) and his parents were moved into the ghetto of Nyίregyhaza, Hungary when the Nazis occupied their small town in the spring of 1944. The young teenager soon found himself alone in Auschwitz and then in the Jaworznow forced labor camp. Throughout his ordeals, he remained naive and trusting of human nature. Liberated in March 1945, after having survived a “death march”, Asher made the long, arduous return to Hungary, he joined the Zionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair with the goal of reaching Eretz Yisrael. Finally, in May 1948, after being part of the Exodus, Asher reached “home.” NIS 74. Order from our Online Store.

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