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 Radu IoanidIn 1930, 757,000 Jews lived in Romania. They constituted the third-largest Jewish community in Europe. Today not more than 14,000 Jews live in Romania, most of them elderly. The record of the Holocaust in Romania includes many curious chapters of betrayal and support, but they have been largely unavailable until now. Radu Ioanid’s account, based upon unparalleled access to previously secret East European government archives, is an unprecedented analysis of heretofore purposely hidden materials.
Foreword by Elie Wiesel
By Alexander DonatIn The Holocaust Kingdom the concerns were primal: the survival of one’s self, wife, and child. Yet this unique and unflinching memoir of a Polish-Jewish family that survived the Warsaw ghetto as well as concentration and death camps reaches beyond the personal experience of those years to capture the story of doomed millions.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942–1944
Edited by Hana Volavková, Foreword by Chaim Potok, Afterword by Vaclav Havel
The drawings and poems by the children of Terezin are among the most poignant documents of 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 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
By Leon Weliczker WellsInterned for years by the Nazis in the Janowska slave labor camp in Lvov, Poland, Leon Wells was consigned to a Sonderkommando unit, “the Death Brigade,” tasked to obliterate with bonfire and a “bone-crushing machine” all traces of the daily murders perpetrated in that camp.
By Wolf Gruner
Translated by Kathleen M. Dell’Orto
By Renée Poznanski
Translated by Nathan Bracher
Renée Poznanski presents an extraordinary panorama of Jewish daily life in all of France during World War II. Jews in France during World War II provides a detailed and nuanced account of Jews in both occupied and Vichy France, as well as of Jewish life in French camps.
By Mihail Sebastian
Translated by Patrick Camiller, Introduction and notes by Radu Ioanid
Mihail Sebastian’s remarkable diary of the fascist years in Romania, written half a century ago, was at last published only recently, and is here translated into English for the first time.
By Benjamin B. Ferencz
Foreword by Telford Taylor
As a United States war crimes investigator during World War II, Benjamin B. Ferencz participated in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. He returned to Germany after the war to help bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice and remained to direct restitution programs for Nazi victims.
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