The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945 - vol. III

Camps and Ghettos under European Regimes Aligned with Nazi Germany
Geoffrey P. Megargee, General Editor
Martin Dean, Volume Editor
Mel Hecker, Contributing Editor
Distribution: World
Publication date: 04/21/2018
Format: cloth 1100 pages
8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-253-02373-5
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This monumental seven-volume encyclopedia, prepared by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, describes the universe of camps and ghettos—more than 20,000 in all—that the Nazis and their allies operated, from Norway to North Africa and from France to Russia. Here, volume three offers a comprehensive account of camps and ghettos in, or run by, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Vichy France (including North Africa). Each entry discusses key events in the history of the ghetto; living and working conditions; activities of the Jewish Councils; Jewish responses to persecution demographic changes; and details of the ghetto's liquidation. Personal testimonies help convey the character of each ghetto, while source citations provide a guide to additional information. Documentation of hundreds of smaller sites—previously unknown or overlooked in the historiography of the Holocaust—make this an indispensable reference work on the destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.
Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Author Bio

Geoffrey P. Megargee and Joseph White are applied research scholars at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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"An indispensable source that no one individual could compile in a lifetime of research. . . . An especially useful reference work for anyone working with survivor memoirs and testimonies." —Christopher R. Browning, author of Ordinary Men: Reserve Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

"[A] staggering achievement. . . .Without the efforts of this consortium of international contributors, most of these places . . . might have disappeared from historical memory and slipped into oblivion. (Praise for a previous volume)" —Jewish Daily Forward , reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Well researched . . . accessible . . . this valuable resource covers an aspect of the Holocaust rarely addressed and never in such detail. A valuable addition to libraries focusing on the Holocaust. (Praise for a previous volume)" —
Library Journal , reviewing a previous edition or volume

"A readable encyclopedia with very up-to-date bibliographical sources. This important reference work belongs on every library bookshelf. (Praise for a previous volume)" —
Choice , reviewing a previous edition or volume

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The most efficacious way of fighting the scourge of Holocaust denial is with the facts. No argument posed by deniers can withstand the overwhelming weight of the truth. This encyclopedia will provide a host of detail about crucial aspects of the Holocaust that cannot be found elsewhere." —Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving

"This work will be of particular use to specialists in the fields of German and Austrian history, European labor history, and the history of World War II. (Praise for a previous volume)" —Jewish Book World , reviewing a previous edition or volume

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