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Ashes in the wind : the destruction of Dutch Jewry

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Ashes in the wind : the destruction of Dutch Jewry
Call No: 949.2071 P93a

Call Number949.2071 P93a
Dates2010; ©1968
Statement of Responsibilityby Dr Jacob Presser ; translated by Arnold Pomerans ; afterword by Dienke Hondius.
Creators & ContributorsPresser, J. (Jacob) (author)
Pomerans, Arnold (translator)
Hondius, Dienke (contributor)
Summary"Beginning in 1940, 110,000 Jews were deported from the Netherlands to concentration camps. Of those, fewer than 6,000 returned. Ashes in the Wind is a story of murder, on a scale never known before, with organised malice and forethought. Jacob Presser documents the destruction of Dutch Jewry, from isolation to deportation and, ultimately, to extermination... Using 15 years of research Jacob Presser graphically recounts stories of persecution, life in the transit camps and the process of going into hiding." —Back cover
Contents1. Towards isolation: May 1940–December 1941
  • The first few months
  • The Aryan attestation
  • The registration of business and individuals
  • The founding of the Jewish Council and the February Strike
  • New measures
  • The Jewish Weekly
  • Spring and summer of 1941

2. From isolation to deportation: September 1941–July 1942
  • Educational segregation
  • Raids in eastern Holland
  • The attach on Jewish culture
  • The end of 1941
  • The Jewish work-camps
  • The beginning of the evacuation to Amsterdam
  • March and April 1942
  • The yellow star
  • Towards the deportations
3. The deportations: July 1942–September 1943
  • The beginning
  • The raids of July and August
  • Further raids
  • The Hollandse Schouwburg
  • The stamps
  • The end of the work-camps
  • The winter of 1942
  • The evacuation of Apeldoorn
  • January–April 1943
  • The last raids
4. The state within a state
  • Facts and figures
  • The refugees from Germany and Australia
  • Other groups 
  • The camps at Ellekom, Amersfoort, Schoorl, Ommen and Doetinchem
  • The camp at Barneveld
  • The Jewish Council
5. Aspects of persecution
  • Jewish Resistance
  • Escape 
  • Calmeyer
  • The Portuguese Jews
  • "The Blue Knights"
  • Baptized Jews
  • Mixed marriages
  • Munition Jews
  • Other exemptions
  • The unprotected
  • Jews and gentiles
  • London
  • The persecutors
  • The Dutch authorities at home
  • Robbery
  • Jews in the diamond trade
  • The legal remnant
  • Mixed marriages
6. Into hiding

7. The transit camps
  • Westerbork
  • Organization
  • Gemmeker
  • The camp inmates
  • Departure
  • Vught
8. Murder
  • The journey
  • Some figures
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Other camps
  • Life on the brink of death
  • Bergen-Belsen
  • Evacuation
  • Theresienstadt
Physical Description xiv, 556 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Dutch by Arnold Pomerans.
PublisherLondon : Souvenir Press
EditionPaperback edition
  • "First published in Holland by Staatsuitgeverij, 's-Gravenhage under the title of Ondergang" —Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by Souvenir Press