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New Yad Vashem Publications



Last Portrait: Painting for Posterity

Last Portrait: Painting for Posterity

Exhibition Curator and Editor: Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg

This catalog is based on approximately 200 portraits from the Yad Vashem Art Museum collection, which were painted by 21 artists, commemorating their fellow men and women in the ghettos and camps. The catalog includes biographical details of the artists and portrait subjects, as well as three articles illuminating the exhibition theme from different perspectives. The works of art demonstrate the unquenchable creative drive that motivated artists from various backgrounds to compose entire portrait series while coping with the unbearable conditions and lack of painting materials during the Holocaust. For about a quarter of the artists the works presented in the exhibition are not only the last portraits of their subjects but also the final testimony of their artistry.
NIS 128 | Order from our Online Store.

Seasons in the Dark: The Road from Przemysl to Nazi Hell

A Life of Leadership: Eli Zborowski

From the underground to industry to Holocaust Remembrance

Rochel and george Berman
In association with Ktav Publishing House

The book relates Eli Zborowski’s teenage service as a courier for the Jewish underground, his rescue of more than 100 postwar orphans, his development of a model Youth Home in the Feldafing DP camp, and his subsequent devotion to Holocaust education. It traces the impact of his father’s principles, in business relations and in life, to Zborowski’s humane treatment of employees, his dedication to communal service, and to sharing his time and his wisdom with his children.
NIS 110 | Order from our Online Store.

The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust

Locked in the Darkness

Retrieving a Hidden Girl's Identity from the Holocaust

Sabina Heller
In association with the Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project

As an infant, Sabina (Inka) Kagan was given to the care of a local Christian family by her parents, who were desperate to save her from the impending Nazi liquidation of their Jewish community in the small town of Radziwiłłów. Sabina’s parents hid but were discovered and murdered. The foster family neglected the infant, leaving her to starve to death in a cellar, but the neighboring Roztropowicz family discovered her and took her in, at great risk to their lives. The Rostropowiczes nursed Sabina back to health and provided her with a warm, loving home. After the war, Jewish representatives persuaded the Rostropowiczes to return Sabina to her people, and they let Sabina be taken to a Jewish orphanage in Łódź. There a staff physician, Dr. Goszczewski, and her husband decided to adopt her and move to Israel. Sabina’s story concludes with a fitting closure - retrieval of her past and reunion with her Polish Catholic wartime family, who was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.
NIS 74 | Order from our Online Store.

Yad Vashem Studies, volume 40, number 1 (2012)

Yad Vashem Studies

volume 40, number 1 (2012)

Yad Vashem Studies 40:1 is dedicated to the memory of Leon Volovici, an important scholar and Editorial Board member, and opens with Raphael Vago’s analysis of his contribution to scholarship.
Six research articles are devoted to an examination of aspects of the Holocaust in its European context. They help answer some of the questions about personal and societal motivations regarding Jews seeking aid and asylum and show that a complex mix of radical nationalism, racism, antisemitism, sovereignty, greed, and ideals — or their abandonment — were among the factors that came into play in influencing attitudes and behavior toward Jews in need.
The analyses include:
Rachel Feldhay Brenner on the diary of a liberal Polish rescuer; Jan Grabowski on rural Poles;
Joanna Tokarska-Bakir on the Armia Ludowa Polish underground; László Karsai on the Hungarian regime under Ferenc Szálasi; Ronit Fisher on Ion Anonescu’s regime and Romanian society; Susanne Urban on German attitudes toward the death marches. These articles tackle difficult subjects, and their findings are not always what might be expected. Review articles by Omer Bartov, Stephan Lehnstaedt, Theodore Weeks, and Dimitry Shumsky round out this issue.
NIS 60 | Order from our Online Store.