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 David Cesarani (1956-2015): A Historian with Breadth, Depth, and the Flair of a Raconteur (Robert Rozett) Hans Mommsen (1930-2015): A History of Cumulative Radicalization (Moshe Zimmermann) Alfred Gottwaldt (1949-2015): In Memoriam (Joel Zisenwine and Yaron Pasher) Esh Kodesh: A New Evaluation in Light of a Philological – Examination of the Manuscript (Daniel Reiser) Holocaust and Resurrection in the Teachings of Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Vogelmann (Isaac Hershkowitz) For Whom Did These Bells Toll? The Story of the Requiem for Theresienstadt (Zvi Semel and Naphtali Wagner) “Not on the Jewish Migration Route”: Finland and Polish Holocaust Survivors, 1945-1948 (Simo Muir) Between “Suffered” Memory and “Learned” Memory: The Holocaust and Jewish History in Lithuanian Museums and Memorials after 1990 (Ekaterina Makhotina) Reviews: Agency and Unpredictability – Review of Jürgen Matthäus and Mark Roseman, eds., Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume I, 1933-1938; Alexandra Garbarini with Emil Kerenji, Jan Lambertz, and Avinoam Patt, eds., Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume II, 1938-1940; Jürgen Matthäus with Emil Kerenji, Jan Lambertz, and Leah Wolfson, eds., Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume III, 1941-1942; Emil Kerenji, ed., Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume IV, 1942-1943; Leah Wolfson, ed., Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume V, 1944-1946; Zoltán Vági, László Csősz, and Gábor Kádár, The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide (Ferenc Laczó) Revisiting the Concentration Camps – Review of Kim Wünschmann, Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps (Guy Miron) Old and New Interpretations: Regarding the Origins of the Holocaust – Some Remarks on Black Earth by Timothy Snyder – Review of Timothy Snyder, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (Dieter Pohl) Testing the Limits of the Antonescu Regime: The Jews of Bucharest Resisting “Romanianization” – Review of Ştefan Cristian Ionescu, Jewish Resistance to “Romanianization”, 1940-44 (Raphael Vago) Preemptory and Inadvertent Antisemitism: Political Language in Weimar Germany – Review of Susanne Wein, Antisemitismus im Reichstag. Judenfeindliche Sprache in Politik und Gesellschaft der Weimarer Republik (Thomas Kühne)