Welcome to the third issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue focuses on the central theme at Yad Vashem this year: “The Anguish of Liberation and The Return to Life”. In the newsletter, you will find an article dealing with the first days after liberation focusing on the pain and difficulties of the survivors in their return to life; ceremonies and educational activities for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah); reviews of new books on the Holocaust; a presentation of The New Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem and details of new programs at the International School for Holocaust Studies. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and as always we look forward to your feedback.
Im Jenseits der Menschlichkeit: Ein Gerichtsmediziner in Auchswitz (Beyond Humanity: A Forensic Doctor in Auschwitz)
Second edition edited by Andreas Kilian and Friedrich Herber
Karl Dietz Verlag, 2005
207 pagesThe publication of the autobiography of Miklos Nyiszli is an important event for historical research on Auschwitz in general and especially in the field of research on the Sonderkommando in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Nyiszli's memoirs were the first publication on the unknown subject of the Sonderkommando and shed new light on this subject when it was first published in March, 1946. The importance of the information included in this book derives from the duality of the author's...