Yad Vashem Studies is an academic journal featuring articles on the cutting edge of research and reflection on the Holocaust. Yad Vashem Studies is a must for any serious library seeking to offer the essential texts on the Nazi era and the Holocaust. “Yad Vashem Studies has been at the forefront of research into the Nazi persecution and mass murder of the Jews, its origins and its consequences… indispensable for researchers and teachers alike. No library that purports to offer students and teachers the essential historical texts on the Nazi era and the fate of the Jews can afford to be without Yad Vashem Studies.” [David Cesarani, The Journal of Holocaust Education] Beginning with volume 35, Yad Vashem Studies comes out twice annually, in spring and fall, making our contributors’ important research available to our readers more quickly and more readily. We have also redone our layout in order to make it more reader friendly. Our rigorous high standards remain unchanged.
Table of Contents: Introduction The Jews of Warsaw: Twilight Days: Missing Pages from Avraham Lewin’s Warsaw Ghetto Diary, May-July 1942 (Havi Ben-Sasson and Lea Preiss) A Close-up View of a Judenrat: The Memoirs of Pnina Weiss-Wife of a Member of the First Judenrat in Warsaw (Esther Farbstein) The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising-A Reappraisal (Moshe Arens) Postwar Attitudes And Memory: The Polish Catholic Church and the Jewish Question in Poland, 1944-1948 (Natalia Aleksiun) The Silence of Hidden Child Survivors of the Holocaust (Sharon Kangisser Cohen) The Birth Pangs of the Holocaust Research in Israel (Boaz Cohen) Research Spotlights: Buczacz and Krzemieniec: The Story of Two Towns During the Holocaust (Yehuda Bauer) Statistical Tables on the Holocaust in Italy, with An Insight on the Mechanism of the Deportations (Liliana Picciotto) “Remember, there are not many Eisses now in the Swiss market”: Assistance and Rescue Endeavors of Chaim Yisrael Eiss in Switzerland (Chaim Shalem) If This Is a Man: The Image of Man in Autobiographical and Historical Writing During and After the Holocaust (Amos Goldberg) Reviews: Decision for Genocide: A New Synthesis on the Origins of the “Final Solution”: Christopher R. Browning, The Origins of the Final Solution:The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Plocy, September 1939-March 1942 with contributions by Jürgen Matthäus (Richard Evans) The Role of Hitler in the “Final Solution”: Ian Kershaw, Hitler. Nemesis: 1936-1945 (Hebrew) (Otto Dov Kulka) Nothing New Under the Sun: Hugarian Antisemetism as the Cause for Division of Space in Budapest in 1944: Tim Cole, Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto (Chava Baruch) Letters: Yehuda Bauer Randolpgh L. Braham Jeguda Dertsch