The Holocaust has been the subject of countless books, works of art, and memorials. Fifty-five years after the fact the world still ponders the enormity of this disaster. The Holocaust Encyclopedia is the only comprehensive single-volume work of reference providing both a reflective overview of the subject and abundant detail concerning major events, policy decisions, cities, and individuals. Up-to-date and designed for easy access, the encyclopedia presents information on the major aspects of the Holocaust in essays by scholars from eleven countries who draw on a number of sources—including recently uncovered evidence from the former Soviet bloc—to provide in-depth studies on the political, social, religious, and moral issues of the Holocaust as well as short entries identifying events, sites, and individuals. The book also has more than 250 photographs, many of them rare, and 19 maps.
The volume includes:
• Raul Hilberg on concentration camps and Gypsies • Ruth Bondy, Israel Gutman, and Dina Porat on major ghettoes • Roger Greenspun on the Holocaust in cinema and television • Richard Breitman on American policy • Michael Cohen on British policy • Michael Berenbaum on theological and philosophical responses • Saul Friedländer on Nazi policy • Michael Hagemeister on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion • Michael R. Marrus on historiography • Christopher R. Browning on the Madagascar Plan • Robert S. Wistrich on Holocaust denial • James E. Young on Holocaust literature
Walter Laqueur (1921–2018) was the co-chairman of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and was among the world’s preeminent historians of modern Europe and a leading authority on the Holocaust. Judith Tydor Baumel teaches modern Jewish history at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
Featured at ALA as one of the “Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books you should know about.”
Selected as a 2002 outstanding book by University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Finalist for the 2001-02 National Jewish Book Award
Honorable Mention award in the Single Volume Reference/Humanities Category
Winner of the Association of American Publishers, Inc., Professional and Scholarly Publishing
Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic title for 2001
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