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< Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945

Download Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos


As part of our commitment to increasing the visibility, impact, and productivity of the field of Holocaust studies in the US and abroad, the Mandel Center is pleased to announce that the first two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933—1945, are fully accessible and free to the public here. Through an agreement with Indiana University Press, we are now able to offer the complete contents of the first two volumes so that users may access downloadable and searchable PDF files for over 2,200 sites of detention, torture, and murder—many of which are described nowhere else in English.

About the Files

The two volumes are close to 4,000 pages long, and each volume is divided into two parts. The PDF files mirror that structure exactly, that is, the two volumes consist of  four files in total. Part I of each volume contains a table of contents, and the page numbers match throughout both parts. Likewise, the page numbers in the indexes are valid. Of course, the reader may also simply do a word search (Ctrl-F) through any of the files. We recommend that users consult the introductory sections of each volume, especially the Reader’s Guides, for additional information.

How to Download

Please fill out the survey below to access the documents. You will be taken to a page where you can download PDFs of each volume in two parts.