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1945 : the year of liberation

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Call Number051 H75 1995
Dates[1995]; ©1995
Statement of Responsibilitya project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council ; project director, Stephen Goodell ; general editor, Kevin Mahoney ; historian, Sybil Milton.
Creators & ContributorsGoodell, Stephen (contributor)
Mahoney, Kevin A. (editor)
Milton, Sybil (contributor)
Friedlander, Henry (contributor)
United States Holocaust Memorial Council (author)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (contributor)
SummaryThis Days of Remembrance commemoration planning guide has a dual purpose: first, to provide background historical information about the year of liberation (1945), the focus of this year's observance; and second, to provide examples and materials useful to planners of commemoration programs.
Contents
  • Message from the Council
  • Acknowledgements
  • Henry Friedlander, "Darkness and Dawn in 1945: The Nazis, the Allies, and the Survivors"
  • Map
  • Note to the Reader
The Holocaust
  • Andy Rooney, "20,000 Met Death in Nazi Horror Asylum"
  • Concentration Camps
    • Auschwitz
      • Soviet Report on Auschwitz
    • Bergen-Belsen
      • Inside Belsen
    • Gross-Rosen
      • Between Despair and Hope
    • Mauthausen
      • Gassings at Mauthausen
      • Report on Mauthausen
    • Ravensbrück
      • My Story
    • Sachsenhausen
      • From Day to Day
      • Falkensee Song
    • Theresienstadt
      • Theresienstadt Release
  • Forced Evacuations
    • Auschwitz
      • An SS Memoir
      • A Survivor's Tale
    • Flossenbürg
      • Flossenbürg Evacuation
    • Gardelegen
      • Gardelegen Massacre
      • Confronting the Horror
    • Grünberg
      • All But My Life
    • Neuengamme
      • Cap Arcona Disaster
    • Ravensbrück
      • The Evacuation of Schönefeld
    • Stutthof
      • The Unfinished Road
    • Bullenhuser Domm Murders
      • An Assassination of Children
  • The Application of Genocide Continues
    • Deportations
      • Stuttgart Transport
    • Euthanasia
      • The Killing Continues After Liberation
      • Kaufbeuren Report
    • Freemasons, Homosexuals, and Jehovah's Witnesses
      • Surveillance of Freemasons
      • Medical Experiments on Homosexuals
      • Exodus from Oranienburg
    • Last Directives
      • Himmler's Order
  • Rescue Efforts and Resistance
    • Under Occupation
      • Quiet Heroes
    • Red Cross
      • Delegation to Ravensbrück
      • The Red Cross Mission to Mauthausen
    • War Refugee Board
      • Rescue Statistics
    • The Haven at Fort Ontario
      • The Ontario Chronicle
      • President Truman's Statement
    • Jewish Soldiers
      • Jewish Soldiers in a Polish Army
  • Concern Over the Holocaust
Liberation
  • Edward R. Murrow, "Broadcast from Buchenwald"
  • Camps
    • Auschwitz
      • Delousing
    • Bergen-Belsen
      • The British Enter
      • From the Grave to a New Life
    • Buchenwald
      • Buchenwald Revolt
      • General Patton's Reaction
    • Dachau
      • The Capture of DAchau
      • A Doctor's Account
      • An American Army Nurse
      • A Liberated Roma
    • Dora
      • An Army Historian at Dora-Mittelbau
    • Gestapo Headquarters
      • Capture by the Soviet Army
    • Ohrdruf
      • General Eisenhower's Inspection
      • An Aide's Diary
    • Salzwedel
      • Freedom at Salzwedel
    • Theresienstadt
      • Liberation at Theresienstadt
    • Westerbork
      • Liberation by the Canadians
  • Journalists and Politicians View the Camps
    • An invitation
    • The British Parliamentary Delegation Inspects Buchenwald
    • Report on German Murder Mills
    • A German Journalist
  • Victims and Germans
    • Germans and Jewish Dead
  • The Liberation of Wöbbelin
Displaced Persons
  • Brothers Reunited
  • Life in DP Camps
    • Report on Dachau
    • A GI Runs a DP Camp
    • A Reason for Living
  • Evolving Conditions for Jewish Displaced Persons
    • The Harrison Report and its Effect
      • Summary of the Harrison Report
      • Eisenhower's Answer
      • Truman's Directive to Eisenhower
      • The Creation of Jewish DP Camps
      • Brigadier General Adcock's Report
      • Patton and Jewish DPs
    • Contrasting Conditions
      • A Resignation Over DP Camp Conditions
      • An Exception to Harrison's Findings
  • Repatriation
    • Voluntary Repatriation
      • Homewards from Theresienstadt
    • Forced Repatriation
      • Soviet Citizens
    • The Magnitude of the DP Experience
      • Millions on the Move
      • The Nationalities Involved
  • Jewish Displaced Persons in Europe
    • The Special Circumstances of Jewish DPs
      • Setting the Stage for Jewish Emigration
      • UNRRA's Special Jewish Problems
      • The Broader Dilemma
      • DP Camp Residents
    • Revival of Life
      • A Survivors' Register
      • Sabbath in Dachau
    • Restoration of Rights
      • Hungarian Repeal of Anti-Jewish Laws
    • Postwar Pogroms
      • Polish Pogroms in 1945
    • The "Joint"
      • The AJJDC in Austria
  • The Allies Occupy a Defeated Germany
    • The Repeal of Nazi Laws
    • U.S. Occupation Policy
  • The Emigration Issue and Palestine
    • Where Will the Stateless Jews of Europe Go?
      • American Opinion
      • Solving the Jewish Problem
      • An Alternative View
      • The Truman-Attlee Correspondence
    • Immigration to Palestine
      • Athlit Internment Camp
      • Illegal Voyage
    • The U.S. Congress Takes a Stand
      • Resolution on Palestine
    • Survivors in Transition
War Crimes
  • Ernst Reuter, "The Meaning of Buchenwald"
  • International Military Tribunal
    • Preparations for the Trial
      • The London Agreement and IMT Charter
      • IMT Indictment
      • Press Coverage
    • The Tribunal's Proceedings
      • Justice Jackson's Opening Address
      • A Judge's Memoir
    • The Evidence
      • Testimony about Gassings
      • Atrocity Films
    • The Trials
  • Other War Crimes Trials
    • Justice in the Occupied Zones
      • The Bergen-Belsen Trial
      • The Hadamar Trial
      • The Dachau Trial
    • The Basis for Future Trials
      • Control Council Law Number 10
  • Attitudes
    • Of the Perpetrators
      • Their Guilt
    • Toward the Holocaust
      • German Public Opinion
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
Physical Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWashington, DC : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Notes
  • This book is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum publication for 1995 Days of Remembrance
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 316–317)
RecognitionGifted in 2008 by the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library