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 Seen from Jedwabne (Anna Bikont) A Monument of Words (Dariusz Stola) Inscribed in Professor Gutman’s Diary (Tomasz Strzembosz) “Them” and “Us”: In Reply to Professor Tomasz Strzembosz (Israel Gutman) The Foundation and Activities of the Hungarian Jewish Council (Judit Molnár) “Certificates” for Auschwitz (Yehoshua Büchler) Destruction Through Work: Lodz Jews in the Büssing Truck Factory in Braunschweig, 1944-1945 (Karl Liedke) The Role of Antisemitism in the Expulsion of Non-Aryan Students, 1933-1945 (Bela Bodo) The Catholic Elites in Brazil and Their Attitude Toward the Jews, 1933–1939 (Graciela Ben-Dror) Jewish Holocaust Commemoration Activity in the USSR Under Stalin (Mordechai Altshuler) “The Memory of a Dream is a Blessing”: Mordechai Shenhavi and Initial Holocaust Commemoration Ideas in Palestine, 1942–1945 (Mooli Brog) “They Are Different People”: Holocaust Survivors as Reflected in the Fiction of the Generation of 1948 (Avner Holtzman) The American Jewish Committee and the Admission of Nazi Collaborators into the United States, 1948-1950 (Haim Genizi) Reviews: “Working Towards the Führer” (Peter Longerich) The Nazis and the German Population: A Faustian Deal? Review of Eric A. Johnson, Nazi Terror. The Gestapo, Jews, and Ordinary Germans, New York: Basic Books, 2000, 636 pp. (David Bankier) The Restructuring of a Jewish Gemeinde into the “Prototype” of the Judenrat (Beate Meyer) Auschwitz Scholars Examine Auschwitz, Review of Auschwitz 1940-1945 – Central Issues in the History of the Camp, Waclaw Dlugoborski and Franciszek Piper, eds., translated from the Polish by William Brand, Oświęcim: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, 2000, 5 vols. (Joachim Neander) Why Did So Many Jews in Antwerp Perish in the Holocaust? Review of Lieven Saerens, Vreemdelingen in een wereldstad. Een geschiedenis van Antwerpen en zijn joodse bevolking 1880–1944, Tielt: Lannoo, 2000, 847 pp. (Dan Michman)