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 Sir Martin Gilbert, 1936–2015 (Bernard Wasserstein) Ze’ev Mankowitz — In Memoriam (Gideon Shimoni) Feliks Tych — In Memoriam (Eleonora Bergman and Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska) "The Politics of Catastrophe Races on. I Wait.": Waiting Time in the World of German Jews Under Nazi Rule (Guy Miron) "Poor devils" of the Camps: Dutch Jews in Theresienstadt, 1943–1945 (Anna Hájková) The Role of "Bystanders" in the Implementation of the "Final Solution" in Occupied Poland (Jan Grabowski) The Jews of Staszów, 1939–1943 — History through a Diarist's Eyes: A Comparative Discussion (Sara Bender) A House of Worship or a Holocaust and Heroism Memorial?: The Synagogue at the Historical Yad Vashem, 1945–1964 (Doron Bar) Reviews: Regeneration and Exclusion: Ambivalence in Vichy France – Review of Daniel Lee, Pétain’s Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940–1942 (Shannon L. Fogg) "Poor Christian Writers Look at the Ghetto": Polish Testimonies on the Holocaust from Occupied Warsaw – Review of Rachel Feldhay Brenner, The Ethics of Witnessing: The Holocaust in Polish Writers’ Diaries from Warsaw, 1939–1945 (Jacek Leociak) The Victims' View: The Pogroms of June–July 1941 on the Eastern Front – Review of Witold Mędykowski, W Cieniu Gigantów. Pogromy 1941 R. W Byłej Sowieckiej Streifie Okupacyjnej (Jeffrey Kopstein) New Research on Right-Wing Romanian Extremists and Their Plans during the Romanian Holocaust – Review of Armin Heinen and Oliver Jens Schmitt, eds., Inszenierte Gegenmacht von rechts. Die "Legion Erzengel Michael" in Rumänien 1918–1938; Hildrun Glass, Deutschland und die Verfolgung der Juden im rumänischen Machtbereich 1940–1944 (Mariana Hausleitner) A Murderous Summer: Summer of 1941 — A Watershed in Romanian History, Review of Henry Eaton, The Origins and Onset of the Romanian Holocaust; Simon Geissbühler, Blutiger Juli — Rumäniens Vernichtungskrieg und der vergessene Massenmord an der Juden 1941 (Ronit Fisher) Letters: Re: Devin O. Pendas, Laura Jockusch, and Gabriel N. Finder, "Auschwitz Trials: The Jewish Dimension," Yad Vashem Studies, vol. 42, no. 1 (2013), pp. 139–171 (Devin O. Pendas, Laura Jockusch, and Gabriel N. Finder)