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: Terra incognita? The Camps for “Jewish Labor Conscription” (1938-1943) and the German Population (Wolf Gruner) The Holocaust and Population Policy: Remarks on the Decision on the “Final Solution” (Susanne Heim and Götz Aly) Rationalization and Method: Critique of a New Approach in Understanding the “Final Solution” (Dan Diner) On Modernization and the Rationality of Extermination (David Bankier) Racism and Rational Calculation: The Role of “Utilitarian” Strategies of Legitimization in the National Socialist “Weltanschauung” (Ulrich Herbert) The Allies and the Holocaust: A Reappraisal (David Silberklang) From Poland to Hungary: Rescue Attempts 1943-1944 (Robert Rozett) SS-Gruppenführer Werner Best and the Action Against the Danish Jews - October 1943 (Hans Kirchhoff) An Architect of Race - Paul Schultze-Naumburg and National Socialism (Dana Arieli-Horowitz) Dignity, Hatred and Memory - Reparations from Germany: The Debates in the 1950s (Neima Barzel) Block 31: The Children’s Block in the Family Camp at Birkenau (Shimon Adler) Oskar Schindler and Schindler’s List, introduction (Moshe Bejski) Massacre of Jewish Prisoners on the Samland Peninsula - Documents, Introduction (Shmuel Krakowski)