Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the premier international forum for work on the literature and documentation of the Holocaust and genocide.
Holocaust-era American Antisemitism—Free Special Issue
The United States has seen a recent increase in antisemitic expression, including a rise in incidents of vandalism, harassment, and assault. However, this is far from the commonplace antisemitism of America in the 1930s and 1940s, when prejudice against Jews shaped American cultural, social, and intellectual life, permeated many of the country’s elite institutions, and formed a part of popular culture. As Joseph W. Bendersky notes in his introduction to these articles, “On this issue … history does not provide a set of specific lessons or applicable formulaic solutions. However, history does offer essential insights and a necessary sense of proportion.” With the intention of informing, and perhaps narrowing, the gap between historical facts and rhetoric, the editors of Holocaust and Genocide Studies offer this special edition on American antisemitism in the Holocaust era, featuring articles from past issues. Read as a whole, these essays offer perspective on an issue of continuing importance. Read the selected articles for a limited time (external link).
THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE—FREE SPECIAL ISSUE
Between the onset of World War I and the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 approximately 1.5 million Armenians, or more than half of the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian population, died as a result of deportations, starvation, and mass executions. With the intent of informing, and perhaps narrowing the gap between historical facts and rhetoric, Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers this special edition reflecting on the Armenian Genocide, featuring selected articles from past issues. The six articles included in this virtual issue examine various aspects of the genocide, including its denial. Read the selected articles online for a limited time (external link).
Refugees—Free Special Issue
Refugees and those who migrate for other reasons are a pressing issue. As accomplished historian Richard Breitman notes in his introduction to this collection of articles: “People frequently ask whether the study of history can help in managing humanitarian crises. This question is particularly timely given the massive outflow of refugees from Syria and the problems of admitting large numbers of refugees to other countries, including the United States.... Those who speak confidently of a single lesson of the past often mislead their audiences.” With the intent of informing, and perhaps narrowing the gap between historical facts and rhetoric, the editors of Holocaust and Genocide Studies offer this special edition on refugees, featuring selected articles from past issues. Read as a whole, these essays begin to offer some elements of perspective. Read the selected articles online for a limited time (external link).
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With content that cuts across the disciplines of history, literature, economics, religious studies, anthropology, political science, and sociology, Holocaust and Genocide Studies addresses the related study of how insights into the Holocaust apply to other genocides. Articles compel readers to confront the entire range of human behavior, to contemplate the moral dimensions of science and technology in our society, and to reconsider the concept of state and the consequences of our methods of political and social organization.
Published three times a year in cooperation with Oxford University Press, the journal features articles, interpretative essays, book reviews, a comprehensive bibliography of recently published works, and an annually updated list of major research centers specializing in Holocaust studies.
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