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The encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust

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Call NumberREF 940.5318 E56 2001 v. 1–3
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates2001; ©2001
Statement of Responsibilityeditor in chief, Shmuel Spector ; consulting editor, Geoffrey Wigoder ; foreword by Elie Wiesel.
Creators & ContributorsWiesel, Elie (contributor)
Spector, Shmuel (editor)
Wigoder, Geoffrey (editor)
SummaryThe Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust "chronicles the people, habits and customs of more than 6,500 Jewish communities that thrived during the early part of the twentieth century only to be changed irrevocably by the [Second World War]. It clarifies precise locations of settlements based on documents and maps found in recently opened archives; it traces their development through history; it shares small details of everyday life -- the culture, the politics, and the faith that inspired the people; and its photographs put faces on the immeasurable loss." --New York University Press
Physical Description 3 volumes (1769 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
PublisherWashington Square, New York : New York University Press;Jerusalem : Yad Vashem
  • "These three volumes are an abridgment of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities published in Hebrew by Yad Vashem." --Title page verso
  • Foreword by Elie Wiesel translated from the French by Fred Skolnik
Location in CollectionReference Collection