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The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: Facing the Holocaust

Livia Rothkirchen

NIS 140.00
NIS 105.00

This book, by one of the world’s leading authorities on the history of Czech and Slovak Jewry during the Nazi period, is the first to thoroughly document this singular relationship and to trace its impact, both practical and profound, on the fate of the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia during the Holocaust. Livia Rothkirchen provides a detailed and comprehensive history of how Nazi rule in the Czech lands was shaped as much by local culture and circumstances as by military policy. The extraordinary nature of the Czech Jews’ experience emerges clearly in chapters on the role of the Jewish minority in Czech life, the crises of the Munich Agreement and the German occupation, the reaction of the local population to the persecution of the Jews, the policies of the London-based government in exile, the question of Jewish resistance, and the special case of the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto. This book is based on a wealth of primary documents, many uncovered only after the 1989 November Revolution.


Products specifications
Year 2005
ISBN 0-8032-3952-4
Catalog No. 3273
No. of Pages 496 pp.
Size 16X23 cm.
Format Hard Cover
Publisher Yad Vashem In association with University of Nebraska Press
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