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Remembering the Holocaust

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we would like to present a list of new and recent Holocaust and Genocide Studies titles, as well as related journal articles.


“A meticulous and shattering investigation of eight horrific pictures…”L’Arche

ON THE DEATH OF JEWS
Photographs and History
Nadine Fresco
Translated from the French by Sarah Clift
With a Foreword by Dorota Glowacka


A fascinating essay about the cognitive, aesthetic, and moral dilemmas of the photographic representation of the Holocaust.” • Jacek Leociak

A penetrating account of a man whose paradoxical embodiment of asceticism, celebrity, tradition, and self-reinvention drew together the complex strands of twentieth-century intellectual life.

VIKTOR FRANKL’S SEARCH FOR MEANING
An Emblematic 20th-Century Life
Timothy Pytell
Vol. 23, Making Sense of History

“As an introduction to Frankl’s ideas and their relationship to broader mid-twentieth-century intellectual currents, Pytell’s biography is an important contribution to the literature on Frankl and the contorted circumstances of his life.” • American Historical Review

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A shocking account of Nazi genocide and the inhuman conditions in Auschwitz, but equally shocking is the initial disbelief with which the revelations were met.

ESCAPE FROM HELL
The True Story of the Auschwitz Protocol
Alfred Wetzler
Translated by Ewald Osers
Edited by Peter Varnai
Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert
Introduction by Robert Rozett

“…a compelling read; a real thriller. It provides very vivid descriptions of daily life in the camp and recounts in details the miraculous escape and the escapees’ subsequent struggle to convince the unbelieving world of the happenings in Auschwitz-Birkenau.” • British Czech and Slovak Review

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“In this rich and resonant study, Joanna Newman recounts the little-known story of this Jewish exodus to the British West Indies…” • Times Higher Education

NEARLY THE NEW WORLD
The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933–1945
Joanna Newman

Nearly the New World tells the extraordinary story of Jewish refugees who overcame persecution and sought safety in the West Indies from the 1930s through the end of the war.

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WINNER OF THE HERBERT STEINER PRIZE FOR SCHOLARSHIP ON RESISTANCE TO FASCISM AND NAZISM

ESCAPEES
The History of Jews Who Fled Nazi Deportation Trains in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands
Tanja von Fransecky
Translated from German by Benjamin Liebelt

“Fransecky’s accounts of the individual escapes offer an interesting and important addition to Holocaust literature.” • Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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The first extensive analysis of petitions authored by Jews in nations ruled by the Nazis and their allies.

RESISTING PERSECUTION
Jews and Their Petitions during the Holocaust
Edited by Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and Wolf Gruner
Volume 24, Contemporary European History

“Written documentation, and especially firsthand accounts of specific areas, people or episodes can help provide a deeper understanding of the varied ways Jews tried to survive this horrible period.” • AJL News and Reviews

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“…an important resource for scholars and teachers of East German. cinema” Europe Now

EAST GERMAN FILM AND THE HOLOCAUST
Elizabeth Ward
Volume 22, Film Europa

By combining close analyses of key films with extensive archival research, this book explores how GDR filmmakers depicted Jews and the Holocaust in a country where memories of Nazi persecution were highly prescribed, tightly controlled and invariably political.

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New studies of the wide spectrum of the history of medicine before and during the Holocaust.

RECOGNIZING THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
New Studies on Medicine before, during, and after the Holocaust
Edited by Sabine Hildebrandt, Miriam Offer, and Michael A. Grodin
Foreword by William E. Seidelman

This interdisciplinary collection of studies presents documentation of the critical role medicine played in realizing the policies of Hitler’s regime.

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War and Genocide Series

“The Berghahn series Studies on War and Genocide has immeasurably enriched the English-language scholarship available to scholars and students of genocide and, in particular, the Holocaust.”  ·  Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions

DEFEATING IMPUNITY
Attempts at International Justice in Europe since 1914
Edited by Ornella Rovetta and Pieter Lagrou

Defeating Impunity collects strong, substantial new research, often providing the main (or only) English-language presentation of the underlying research in the history of war crimes trials. Devin Pendas, Boston College

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DO NOT FORGET ME
Three Jewish Mothers Write to Their Sons from the Thessaloniki Ghetto
Edited by Leon Saltiel
With Forewords by Serge Klarsfeld and Yannis Boutaris

Praise for the Greek edition:
“Letters of this kind are uniquely valuable testimonies, for the simple reason that they were not intended as testimonies; they were not written with posterity in mind.” • Kathimerini

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VOICES ON WAR AND GENOCIDE
Three Accounts of the World Wars in a Galician Town
Edited and with an Introduction by Omer Bartov

Taking as its point of departure Omer Bartov’s acclaimed Anatomy of a Genocide, this volume brings together previously unknown accounts by three individuals from Buczacz.

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For a full selection of Volumes in the series please visit series webpage.

Celebrating the life and scholarship of Raul Hilberg, author of The Destruction of the European Jews

THE ANATOMY OF THE HOLOCAUST
Selected Works from a Life of Scholarship
Raul Hilberg
Edited by Walter H. Pehle and René Schlott

“[Hilberg was] undoubtedly the most important pioneer in the field of perpetrator research, all of whose topics and controversies he anticipated in their essence.” • H-Soz-Kult

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GERMAN RAILROADS, JEWISH SOULS
The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution
Christopher R. Browning, Peter Hayes and Raul Hilberg
Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A rich and accessible introduction to the role of the German railway system in the Holocaust, a topic that remains understudied even today.

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Open Access

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WATERLOO CENTRE FOR GERMAN STUDIES BOOK PRIZE
CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE 2020

SUBMERGED ON THE SURFACE
The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941–1945
Richard N. Lutjens Jr.

“With a fine ear for the nuances of the German language, Lutjens extracts meaning from the testimonies of survivors to give readers some sense of the nightmare Jews lived through and from which they never wholly recovered. An excellent, sensitive work… Highly recommended.” • Choice

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THE WITNESS AS OBJECT
Video Testimony in Memorial Museums
Steffi de Jong

“De Jong’s study is enriching and stimulating. Her strength lies in categorizing, in reflection, and taking the debate about contemporary witnesses to a new level. Whoever wants to learn about the role of eye witnesses in the Memorial Museum will not be able to ignore this study.” • H-Soz-Kult

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Berghahn Journals

Berghahn Journals would like to offer FREE ACCESS to the following articles, through February 3rd, 2022.

EUROPEAN JUDAISM
Special Section – The Synagogue and the Legacies of the Holocaust: The German Refugee Rabbis and Cantors (Vol. 54, Issue 1)
 
Speaking of the Holocaust: From Silence to Knowledge and Back Again
Keith Kahn-Harris (Volume 53, Issue 2)
 
Laughter in the Ghetto: Cabarets from a Concentration Camp
Lisa Peschel (Volume 53, Issue 2)
 
The Search for Politanky: A Hidden Holocaust Refuge in Transnistria
Carol Simon Elias (Volume 52, Issue 1)
 
One of the Saved: In Memory of Jan Fuchs
Angela West (Volume 50, Issue 2)
 
Holocaust Ethics: Difficult Histories and Threatening Memories
Victor Jeleniewski Seidler (Volume 47, Issue 1)
 
FRENCH POLITICS, CULTURE & SOCIETY
To Bear Witness After the Era of the Witness: The Projects of Christophe Boltanski and Ivan Jablonka
Donald Reid (Volume 36, Issue 3)
 
Special Issue – The Rescue of Jews in France and its Empire during World War II: History and Memory (Volume 30, Issue 2)
 
GERMAN POLITICS & SOCIETY
Invoking the “Yolocaust”?: German Memory Politics, Cultural Criticism, and Contemporary Popular Arts
Ralph Buchenhorst (Vol. 39, Issue 4)
 
ISRAEL STUDIES REVIEW
Holocaust Tweets as an Act of Resistance
Lia Friesem (Volume 33, Issue 2)
 
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA, MEMORY, AND SOCIETY
“Hitlermania”: Nazism and the Holocaust in Indian History Textbooks
Basabi Khan Banerjee and Georg Stöber (Volume 12, Issue 1)
 
Representations of the Holocaust in Albanian Secondary School History Textbooks since the Educational Reform of 2004
Esilda Luku (Volume 12, Issue 1)