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; William B. Helmreich (1945–2020)—In Memoriam (Beth B. Cohen); Theodore Z. Weiss (1931–2020)—In Memoriam (Omer Bartov and Christopher R. Browning); “…I have no illusions”: Hilde Koch Neuberger: A Life Story in Fragments (Edel Sheridan-Quantz); Raging Hasidic Sermons: R. Kalonymus Kalman Shapira’sHalting Retreat from Theodicy )James A. Diamond(; The Shaping of Holocaust Memory and the Eichmann Trial: Jacob Robinson—Jurist, Historian, and Human Rights Activist (Zohar Segev); “Who Owns This Holocaust Anyway?”: The Homosexuals’ and Lesbians’ Memorial Ceremony at Yad Vashem, 1994 (Amit Kama and Sharon Livne); Reviews: Challenging the Illusion of Exceptionality: Czechs, Germans, and the Holocaust of Bohemian and Moravian Jews – Wolf Gruner, The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia: Czech Initiatives, German Policies, Jewish Responses (Jan Láníček); Icons, Trodden Sand, and the Violence of the Gaze: Looking at the Holocaust - Tal Bruttmann, Stefan Hördler, and Christoph Kreutzmüller, Die Fotografische Inszenierung des Verbrechens. Ein Album aus Auschwitz & Christophe Cognet, Éclats: Prises de vue clandestines des camps nazis & Martin Cüppers, Annett Gerhardt, Karin Graf, Steffen Hänschen, Andreas Kahrs, Anne Lepper, and Florian Ross, Fotos aus Sobibor: Die Niemann-Sammlung zu Holocaust und Nationalsozialismus (Jan Burzlaff); An Ordinary Town: The Kielce Pogrom Reexamined – Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Pod klątwą. Społeczny portret pogromu kieleckiego (Marta Marzańska-Mishani); To Whom Does Vengeance Belong? Revenge and Responsibility after the Shoah – Dina Porat, Li Nakam Veshilem: HaYishuv, Hashoah, Vekvutzat Hanokmim Shel Abba Kovner (Avinoam Patt);