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 “How is a Study of Hell to be Undertaken?”: Leni Yahil — 50 Years of Research into the Holocaust (Sarit Shavit and Dan Michman) Jean Ancel — Iaşi 1940—Jerusalem 2008 (Yosef Govrin) Facing Deportation: How Jews Were Arrested in Belgium (Insa Meinen) To What Extent Was the “Final Solution” Planned? (Florent Brayard) On Myth Making and Nation Building: The Genesis of the “Myth of the Good Italian,” 1943–1947 (Guri Schwarz) Pioneers, Teachers, and Mothers: Ultra-Orthodox Women Among She’erit Hapletah (Judith Baumel-Schwartz) The World Jewish Congress and the Institute of Jewish Affairs at Nuremberg: Ideas, Strategies, and Political Goals, 1942–1946 (Mark A. Lewis) The Founding Father and the War Criminal’s Trial: Ben Gurion and the Eichmann Trial (Yehiam Weitz) Reviews: Rewriting the History of Polish-Jewish Relations from a Nationalist Perspective: The Recent Publications of the Institute of National Remembrance (Jan Grabowski) "Integrative and Integrated History": A Sweeping History of the Shoah Rooted in Everyday Life — and Death: Saul Friedländer, The Years of Extermination. Nazi Germany and the Jews 1939–1945 (David Cesarani)