The world reacts to the Holocaust
Call Number940.5318 W927 1996
Statement of ResponsibilityDavid S. Wyman, editor ; Charles H. Rosenzveig, project director.
Creators & ContributorsWyman, David S.
(editor)Rosenzveig, Charles H.
(contributor)Weinberg, David H.
(contributor)Pelt, R. J. van (Robert Jan)
(contributor)Steinlauf, Michael C.
(contributor)Braham, Randolph L.
(contributor)Chary, Frederick B.
(contributor)Gitelman, Zvi Y.
(contributor)Markovits, Andrei S.
(contributor)Noveck, Beth Simone
(contributor)Peck, Jeffrey M.
(contributor)Pauley, Bruce F.
(contributor)Wyman, David S.
(contributor)Abella, Irving M.
(contributor)Levine, Robert M.
(contributor)Finger, Seymour Maxwell
(related)Holocaust Memorial Center
Summary"Sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Center (Michigan) and under the editorship of David S. Wyman, The World Reacts to the Holocaust is a... reference work that chronicles, country-by-country, the impact of the Holocaust on world history. Covering twenty-two countries and the United Nations, the volume carefully traces the contentions and controversies involved in the efforts to come to terms with the Holocaust, from the attitudes and perceptions of 1945 to the political, economic, and cultural legacies of the 1990s. Following a standard format, the essays, all written by prominent scholars, begin with a brief history of the Jews in each country prior to the Holocaust. They next address the characteristics of the Jewish settlements, the presence of anti-Semitism and any related violence, the role of Jews in the society, and the nature of the relationship between Jews and non-Jews. A brief narrative of the Holocaust in each country follows. Among the issues examined are the extent of the human destruction, the degree of collaboration, Jewish reactions, and efforts to save the Jews. The essays then proceed to the post-World War II era and recount the treatment of Holocaust survivors upon their return; the postwar trials of war criminals; the changes in the culture and economy of the postwar Jewish community and its position in the society; the political, literary, and historical responses to the Holocaust; and the evolving attitudes toward Jews and Jewish culture." —Publisher
Foreword / Charles H. Rosenzveig
Introduction / David S. Wyman
- France / David Weinberg
- The Netherlands / Debórah Dwork and Robert-Jan van Pelt
The Soviet Bloc
- Poland / Michael C. Steinlauf
- Czechoslovakia / Livia Rothkirchen
- Hungary / Randolph L. Braham
- Romania / Radu Ioanid
- Bulgaria / Frederick B. Chary
The Axis Powers
- The Soviet Union / Zvi Gitelman
- Lithuania / Dov Levin
- Latvia / Andrew Ezergailis
The British Sphere
- West Germany / Andrei S. Markovits and Beth Simone Noveck
- East Germany / Jeffrey M. Peck
- Austria / Bruce F. Pauley
- Italy / Meir Michaelis
- Japan Before and During the Holocaust / David Kranzler
- Japan After the Holocaust / Tetsu Kohno
- Great Britain / David Cesarani
- Ireland / Dermot Keogh
- South Africa / Milton Shain
Beyond the Conflict
- The United States / David S. Wyman
- Canada / Irving Abella and Franklin Bialystok
- Cuba / Robert M. Levine
- The United Nations / Seymour Maxwell Finger
- Israel / Dalia Ofer
Physical Description xxiii, 981 pages ; 29 cm
PublisherBaltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Keiko Yokosawa in memory of Professor John D. Klier