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 “Hell Has Risen to the Surface of the Earth”: An Anonymous Woman’s Diary from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Havi Dreifuss Ben-Sasson) The Business of Survival: Baltic Oil Ltd. and Jewish Forced-Labor Camps in Estonia (Anton Weiss-Wendt) The Distress of Jews in the Soviet Union in the Wake of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (Mordechai Altshuler) The Tószegi Affair: Rumors, “The People’s Verdicts,” and Provincial Antisemitism in Hungary, 1919–1921 (Béla Bodo) The Construction of Indifference: The Swedish Press and Kristallnacht (Göran Leth) Reviews: A National Socialist People?: Michael Wildt, Volksgemeinschaft als Selbstermächtigung Gewalt gegen Juden in der deutschen Provinz 1919 bis 1939 (Helmut Walser Smith) The Holocaust as a Marginal Matter, Pius XII and the Jews: Michael Phayer, Pius XII, The Holocaust, and the Cold War (Ruth Braude)