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; Avraham Barkai — In Memoriam (Guy Miron); “From Tears Come Rivers, from Rivers Come Oceans, from Oceans — a Flood”: The Polenaktion, 1938–1939 (Noam Corb); “A Book of Curses”: The Diary of Beinish Berkowicz, Nowogródek Ghetto, 1942–1943 (Itai Kagan); Jews Helping Other Jews Hide Out on the “Aryan Side” in Warsaw (Barbara Engelking); The Decision-Making Process of the Roundup of the Jews of Rome (October 1943): A Historiographic Revisitation Based on OSS (Office of Strategic Services) Documents (Liliana Picciotto); “...How much longer will I be running amuck?!” Diary of Dr. Pál Deák, 1945 (László Karsai); Reviews: Escaping the Holocaust: Restoring the Soviet Contribution tothe Survival of Polish Jews During World War II – Markus Nesselrodt, Dem Holocaust entkommen: Polnische Juden in der Sowjetunion, 1939–1946 (Mark Edele); “Like Trees Marked for Cutting”: The Jewish Struggle for Survival in Nazi-Occupied Provincial Poland – Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking, eds., Dalej jest Noc: Losy Żydów w wybranych powiatach okupowanej Polski (Samuel D. Kassow); Jewish Police in the Warsaw Ghetto – Katarzyna Person, Policjanci: Wizerunek Żydowskiej Służby Porządkowej w getcie warszawskim (Jan Grabowski); Jewish Time in the Holocaust – Alan Rosen, The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars: Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy (Guy Miron)