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 Dehumanizing the Dead: The Destruction of Thessaloniki's Jewish Cemetery in the Light of New Sources (Leon Saltiel) "Jews from the World to Come": The First Testimonies of Escapees from Chełmno and Treblinka in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942–1943 (Lea Prais) Hungarian Rabbinic Responsa Regarding Local Decrees on Opening Shops on Saturdays (Judit Kónya) Fossoli — From Italian Concentration Camp for Jews to a Polizei- und Durchgangslager (Liliana Picciotto) Reviews: Murky Waters in London and Prague – The Jewish Politics of the Czechoslovak Government, 1938–1948: Jan Láníček, Czechs, Slovaks and the Jews: Beyond Idealisation and Condemnation (Anna Hájková) Universalism, Particularism and the Struggle to Fight Racism in France: Emmanuel Debono, Aux Origines de l’Antiracisme: La LICA, 1927–1940 (Maud Mandel) Overcoming the "Stubborn Particularities" – Comparing the Persecution of the Jews in Western Europe: Pim Griffioen and Ron Zeller, Jodenvervolging in Nederland, Frankrijk en België 1940-1945: Overeenkomsten, verschillen, oorzaken (Bob Moore) Remarks on the Responsibility of the "Ordinary Nazi": Mary Fulbrook, A Small Town Near Auschwitz – Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (Avihu Ronen) Condemned to Life? A Historical and Personal Biography of Chajka Klinger: Avihu Ronen, Condemned to Life: The Diaries and Life of Chajka Klinger (Dalia Ofer)