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Auschwitz : not long ago. not far away.

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Auschwitz : not long ago. not far away.
Call No: REF 940.5317 A932au 2019

Call NumberREF 940.5317 A932au 2019
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates[2019]
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Robert Jan van Pelt, with Luis Ferreiro and Miriam Greenbaum.
Creators & ContributorsPelt, R. J. van (Robert Jan) (editor)
Ferreiro, Luis (contributor)
Greenbaum, Miriam (contributor)
Ratner, Bruce C. (contributor)
Glickman, Michael S. (contributor)
Cywiński, Piotr M. A. (contributor)
Zeniti, Djamel (contributor)
Salmons, Paul (contributor)
Galán Pérez, Ana (contributor)
Berenbaum, Michael (contributor)
Winikur, Ken (contributor)
Múgica, José Antonio (contributor)
Aguirre, María Teresa (contributor)
Living Memorial to the Holocaust—Museum of Jewish Heritage (contributor)
Summary"The exhibition Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. uses 600 original objects, 400 images, and 100 stories to provide a comprehensive history of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the role it played in the Holocaust. The objects range from the intimate (such as shoes and eyeglasses confiscated from victims) to the immense (an actual barrack from the Auschwitz III–Monowitz satellite camp); all are eloquent in their testimony. Many are on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and have never traveled before. Other objects and images are drawn from collections around the world, public and private, including Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The catalog of Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. is not only a valuable document of this unprecedented exhibition, but one of the best books for general readers on the history of Auschwitz, where 1.1 million people—mostly Jews, but also non-Jewish Poles, Roma, and others—lost their lives." —Publisher
Contents
  • Long shadows: New York remembers / Bruce C. Ratner and Michael S. Glickman
  • We all need peace. Memory, meanwhile, breeds unrest. / Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński
  • The heart of the matter / Luis Ferreiro
  • Auschwitz stories and the story of Auschwitz / Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt
  • Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. / Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt
  • The encounter
    • A dot on the map
    • The wheel set and the shoe
    • January 27, 1945
  • Before Auschwitz
    • Oświęcim/Oshpitzin/ Auschwitz
    • Jews, Judaism, and anti-Judaism
    • Jews and non-Jews in Modern Europe
    • World War I
    • The aftermath of the Great War
    • The Third Reich: a nation of comrades
    • Culling the nation
    • Internment camps for Roma
    • The expulsion of the Jews
    • The invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II
    • "Unworthy of life"
    • Fear
  • Auschwitz
    • A German concentration camp in Auschwitz
    • Mug shots
    • Prisoner functionaries
    • The common prisoners
    • Prisoners with a "good" job
    • Business
    • The invasion of the Soviet Union and the construction of Auschwitz-Birkenau
    • The beginning of the Holocaust
    • Genocidal ingenuity
    • Hiding
    • Deportations
    • The Porajmos
    • Disbelief and indifference
    • Arrival and selection
    • This black spot at the core of Europe, this red spot, this spot of fire...
    • The lethal core
    • Bearing witness: Sonderkommandos
    • A parallel world
    • Kanada
    • On innocence, radical loss, and spiritual stamina
    • Stripped
    • Behind the barrack walls
    • Annihilation through labor
    • Medical experiments
    • Resistance
    • The world must know
    • Uprising
    • Departures and the death march
  • After Auschwitz
    • Liberation
    • Survivors
    • The site
    • The Catastrophe in numbers
    • Architect(ure)'s weakest moment, or when not to learn from architects / Djamel Zeniti
    • Searching for meaning in traces of the past / Paul Salmons
    • Conserving testaments to human survival / Dr. Ana Galán Pérez
    • Testimony in the exhibition / Dr. Michael Berenbaum, with Ken Winikur
    • From generation to generation / José Antonio Múgica and María Teresa Aguirre
    • You who are passing by
Physical Description 240 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits ; 29 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Abbeville Press Publishers
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Chris Kowal & Nina Krieger