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 Eberhard Jäckel on Hitler’s Weltanschauung and the Holocaust (Ian Kershaw) Eberhard Jäckel and the Research in Israel on Nazi Germany and the “Final Solution”: A Personal Account (Otto Dov Kulka) Rural Hubs of Early Destruction: The Waterworks’ Camps in the Lublin District, 1940–1942 (Frank Grelka) The Exploitation of Jewish Labor in the Radom District During the First Months of the War (Idit Gil) Establishing the Image of the Jew: Early German Media – Reporting About the Jews in Poland (Daniel Uziel) Polka-Katoliczka and the Holocaust: The Enigma of Zofia Kossak (Rachel Feldhay Brenner) Holocaust Testimonies and Historical Writing: Debates, Innovations, and Problems in the Early Postwar Period (Boaz Cohen) Reviews Trying to Make Amends – France and the Jews: Review of Shannon L. Fogg, Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942–1947 (Richard I. Cohen) Grasping the Nettle – Romania and the Holocaust: Review of Simon Geissbühler, ed., Romania and the Holocaust: Events, Contexts, Aftermath (Dennis Deletant) Nationality and Personality – Jews in Imperial Japan’s Greater East Asia: Review of Meron Medzini, Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust Era (Ricky W. Law) The Imperative of Integration: Review of Anton Weiss-Wendt, On the Margins: Essays on the History of Jews in Estonia (Richards Plavnieks) “There Are Things I Wanted to Say”, There Are Things Worth Listening To: Review of Mehnaz M. Afridi, Shoah through Muslim Eyes (Haim Saadoun) Letter Some Remarks Following the Death of Prof. Yeshayahu Jelinek (Dominique Trimbur)