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Encyclopedia of the Holocaust

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Call NumberREF 940.5318 E56 v. 1–4
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Statement of ResponsibilityIsrael Gutman, editor in chief.
Creators & ContributorsGutman, Israel (editor)
Wiesel, Elie (contributor)
Juran, Sylvia (editor)
Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah (contributor)
Summary"This encyclopedia seeks to provide, insofar as its format allows, the widest possible scope of information on what has justly been called the worst event in human history. Its nearly one thousand entries cover manifold aspects of the Holocaust--here defined as the Third Reich's attempt, during the period of Nazi power (1933-1945), to physically destroy the Jews of Europe--from its antecedents to its postwar consequences... Entries are of many kinds and fall into many categories. Examples of the latter, to cite only a few, are geographical: regions; countries; cities and smaller places; Nazi camps; sites of massacres; biographical: Nazis and collaborators; partisans; Jewish and non-Jewish leaders and resisters; rescuers of Jews; persons who relayed to the free world the facts of the Holocaust; entries concerning the postwar impact: survivors; trials of war criminals; reflections in literature, films, art, and music; education on the Holocaust; documentation centers..." --Introduction, page xvii
  • Foreword / Elie Wiesel
  • Preface / Israel Gutman
  • Introduction / Sylvia Juran
  • Acknowledgments
  • Alphabetical list of entries
  • Directory of contributors
  • Encyclopedia of the Holocaust
  • Glossary
  • Chronology
  • Appendix
    • Major Jewish organizations in Germany, 1893-1943
    • Structure of the Einsatzgruppen from June 22, 1941
    • Trials of war criminals: Nuremberg Trial, subsequent Nuremberg proceedings, subsequent British trials
    • Estimated Jewish losses in the Holocaust
Physical Description 4 volumes in 2 (xlix, 1905 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
PublisherNew York : Macmillan Library Reference USA
EditionComplete and unabridged edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index