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 Suzanne Brown-Fleming
By Wendy Lower
By Adam Rayski
Foreword by François Bédarida, Translated by Will Sayers
An organizer of the communist faction of the Jewish resistance in France, Rayski buttresses his analysis of war-era archival materials with his own personal testimony.
Edited by Viorel AchimViorel Achim’s two-volume work on the deportation of Roma to Transnistria addresses one of the least-known chapters of persecution during World War II, the treatment of Roma under the regime of Marshal Ion Antonescu.
By Hermann Langbein
Translated by Harry Zohn, Foreword by Henry Friedlander
Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates. Interned at Auschwitz in 1942 and classified as a non-Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research. Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril.
“Non-Germans” Under The Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in Germany and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939–1945.
By Diemut Majer
Translated by Peter Thomas Hill, Edward Vance Humphrey, and Brian Levin
Under the legal and administrative system of Nazi Germany, people categorized as Fremdvölkische literally, “foreign people”) were subject to special laws that restricted their rights, limited their protection under the law, and exposed them to extraordinary legal sanctions and brutal, extralegal police actions. These special laws, one of the central constitutional principles of the Third Reich, applied to Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, non-Europeans: anyone perceived as different or racially inferior, whether German citizens or not.
Prepared by the staff of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
A principal goal of the Museum since its inception has been to make available for research in the United States a broad-based archive of Holocaust source materials. Introducing the Museum's vast research resources, this reference work makes available collection-by-collection descriptions of its archival and artifactual holdings. The Archival Guide supplies summary information about the subject matter of each collection, its provenance, size, major languages, and medium (microfilm, paper, digital image), and the availability of finding aids.
A History of the Dora Camp: The Story of the Nazi Slave Labor Camp that Secretly Manufactured V-2 Rockets
By André Sellier
Foreword by Michael J. Neufeld, Afterword by Jens-Christian Wagner
In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a crisis along the road to its defeat. Faced with a shortage of manpower in armaments factories, the Third Reich sent concentration camp prisoners to work as forced laborers. While the Germans continued their genocide of Jews and Gypsies at Auschwitz and other concentration camps, they also established numerous subcamps throughout Germany. The Dora camp, located in the center of Germany, was one of the most notorious.
By Vladka MeedVladka Meed, or Feigele Peltel-Miedzyrzecki, her real full name, was 17 when Hitler’s army conquered Poland and entered Warsaw. From the first days of the Nazi occupation, Feigele had been a member of the underground.
Introduction by Elie Wiesel
Edited by Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman
Inspired by the conference “Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe, 1933–1945” hosted jointly by Gallaudet University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1998, this extraordinary collection integrates key presentations and postconference research as renowned scholars shed new light on the ideological and practical concerns that linked the theories of race and of eugenics to the sterilization and murder of persons whom the Nazis deemed “unworthy of life.” Deaf survivors attended and addressed the conference, providing wrenching testimonies that inspired, in part, the publication of this volume.
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