The Center publishes a variety of multidisciplinary monographs relating to Holocaust and genocide studies. Many of these publications seek to fill gaps in the scholarly literature. Center monographs emphasize topics not previously treated by a major study or for which newly available information is likely to revise common misunderstandings or make possible new scholarly interpretations. These may include works by visiting scholars and work that is closely linked to the Museum’s own research collections.
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By Franz Neumann
With a new introduction by Peter Hayes
Neumann was one of the only early Frankfurt School thinkers to examine seriously the problem of political institutions. After the Nazis’ rise to power, his emphasis shifted to an analysis of economic power, and then after the war to political psychology.
By James G. McDonald
Edited by Richard Breitman, Barbara McDonald Stewart, and Severin Hochberg
Previously unknown evidence presented in Refugees and Rescue challenges widely held opinions about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s views on the rescue of European Jews before and during the Holocaust.
By Shlomo Venezia
This is a unique, participant’s account of everyday death and life inside the engine of the Nazi extermination machine.
By Martin Dean
These are the mechanisms by which the Nazis and their allies despoiled Europe’s Jews, revealing in their detail the close relationship between robbery and the Holocaust.
Edited by Ray Brandon and Wendy LowerDrawing on new archival sources from the former Soviet Union, eyewitness accounts, postwar criminal investigations, and the extensive holdings of the United states Holocaust Memorial Museum, this book spans the prewar, wartime, and postwar eras and covers the terrain of almost all of modern Ukraine.
By Kevin P. SpicerShaken by military defeat and economic depression after War World I, Germans sought to restore their nation’s dignity and power. In this context the National Socialist Party, with its promise of a revivified Germany, drew supporters. Among the most zealous were a number of Catholic clergymen, known as "brown priests," who volunteered as Nazi propagandists.
By Detlef Garbe
Translated by Dagmar G. Grimm
Refusing to swear allegiance to the state or to perform military service or war work of any sort under the Third Reich, Jehovah’s Witnesses received the attention of the highest authorities in the justice system, the police, and the SS.
Edited by Patricia Heberer and Jürgen Matthäus; Foreword by Michael R. MarrusThe essays are organized into four sections: the history of war-crime trials from Weimar Germany to just after World War II; the sometimes diverging Allied efforts to come to terms with the Nazi concentration camp system; the ability of postwar society to confront war crimes of the past; and the legacy of war-crime trials in the twenty-first century.
By Götz AlyWhen the German Remembrance Foundation established a prize to commemorate the million Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust, it was deliberately named after a victim about whom nothing was known except her age and the date of her deportation: Marion Samuel, an eleven-year-old girl killed in Auschwitz in 1943. Sixty years after her death, when Götz Aly received the award, he was moved to find out whatever he could about Marion's short life and restore this child to history.
Preface by Ruth Kluger; Foreword by Raul Hilberg; Translated by Ann Millin
Edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Ilya Altman; Introductions by Joshua Rubenstein, Ilya Altman, and Yitzhak Arad; Translated by Christopher Morris and Joshua Rubenstein
Distinct from the classic Black Book, which did not include this material, The Unknown Black Book provides, for the first time in English, a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived open-air massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their allies in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II – Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the Crimea. These documents, from residents of cities, small towns, and rural areas, are raw, first-hand accounts by survivors of work camps, ghettos, forced marches, beatings, starvation, and disease. Collected under the sponsored direction of two renowned Soviet Jewish journalists, Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman, they tell of Jews who lived in pits, walled-off corners of apartments, attics, and basement dugouts, unable to emerge due to fear that their neighbors would betray them, as often happened.
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