Yad Vashem

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Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

What Might Israelis and Jews Learn about Christians and Christianity at Yad Vashem?

Review: A Topography of Memory: Representations of the Holocaust at Dachau and Buchenwald in Comparison with Auschwitz, Yad Vashem and Washington, DC


David Silberklang, Gates of Tears: The Holocaust in the Lublin District. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2013. 497 pp.

Michal Shaul, Pe’er taḥat ’efer: haḥevrah haḥaredit beyisrael betzel hashoah 1945–1961 (Beauty for Ashes: Holocaust Memory and the Rehabilitation of Ashkenazi Haredi Society in Israel 1945–1961). Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 2014. 492 pp.

Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence, Challenges, Polemics and Achievements, David Bankier and Dan Michman, eds. (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, and New York: Berghahn Books, 2008), 614 pp., cloth $44.00

The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: Facing the Holocaust, Livia Rothkirchen (Lincoln; Jerusalem: University of Nebraska Press; Yad Vashem, 2005), xvi + 450 pp., $39.95.

Dan Michman. The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust. Translated by Lenn J. Schramm. New York: Cambridge University Press. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem. 2011. Pp. viii, 191. $85.00

Daniel Blatman, Lema'an herutenu veḥerutkhem: habund bepolin 1939–1949 (For Our Freedom and Yours: The Jewish Labor Bund in Poland 1939–1949). Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and the Avraham Harmen Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1996. xx + 410 pp.

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution, Ian Kershaw (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press; Jerusalem: International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, 2008), vi + 394 pp., cloth $35.00, pbk. $22.00

The Jews Are Coming Back: The Return of the Jews to Their Countries of Origin after WWII, David Bankier, ed. (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem; and New York: Berghahn Books, 2005), xi + 311 pp., pbk. $29.95.

The History of the Holocaust in Romania, Jean Ancel. Edited by Leon Volovici and Miriam Caloianu (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press; and Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2012), xiii + 699 pp., hardcover $50.00

Hitler's Volksgemeinschaft and the Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Violence against Jews in Provincial Germany, 1919–1939, Michael Wildt (New York: Berghahn Books in association with Yad Vashem, 2012), x + 311 pp., hardcover $95.00

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933–1945, vol. I (parts A and B), Early Camps, Youth Camps, and Concentration Camps and Subcamps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA), Geoffrey P. Megargee, ed. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press in association with United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, 2009), xxxx + 1,659 pp., hardcover $295.00The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust, Guy Miron and Shlomit Shulhani, eds. (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2009), 2 vols., lxxvi + 1,067 pp. + DVD, cloth $198.00

Christopher R. Browning. The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942. With contributions by Jürgen Matthäus (The Comprehensive History of the Holocaust.) Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, and Jerusalem: Yad Vashem. 2004. Pp. xii, 615. $39.95


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The organization to commemorate the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, the headquarters building of which is situated on Memorial Hill in Jerusalem. The word yad (lit. ‘hand’) means ‘monument’, vashem means ‘and a memorial’, following the verse: ‘Even unto them will I give in My house and within My walls a monument and a memorial [yad vashem] better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting memorial, that shall not be cut off’ (Isaiah 56: 5). The Yad Vashem complex contains a Hall of Names (of those who perished); a synagogue; comprehensive archives; a museum of the Holocaust; and a commemoration of the ‘righteous Gentiles’, non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews from the fury of the Nazis.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

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