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The Holocaust : frequently asked questions

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The Holocaust : frequently asked questions
Call No: 940.5318 H754 2005

Call Number940.5318 H754 2005
Dates[2005]; ©2005
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Avraham Milgram and Robert Rozett.
Creators & ContributorsMilgram, Avraham (editor)
Rozett, Robert (editor)
Summary"Devised by Yad Vashem and published in conjunction with the Knesset, the questions and answers presented in this user-friendly volume provide an introduction to people of all backgrounds seeking to refresh or enrich their knowledge of the Holocaust." —Back cover
  • Introduction
  • What is the Holocaust?
  • Why is the Holocaust so important to us?
  • Is the Holocaust a singular event in history?
  • Who were other victims of Nazism?
  • How was their fate similar to and different from the fate of the Jews?
  • When and how did the Nazis come to power?
  • How did the Nazis treat the Jews during the first years after they came to power?
  • What was Kristallnacht?
  • How did the Jews in Nazi Germany respond to their persecution before the war?
  • Why couldn't more Jews leave Europe before the war began?
  • To which countries did the Jews of the Reich emigrate before the outbreak of the war?
  • When and how did the Nazis decide to murder the Jews under their control?
  • What were the largest ghettos, how many Jews were concentrated in them, and when were they liquidated?
  • What conditions prevailed in the ghettos?
  • How did the Jews cope with the conditions in the ghettos?
  • What were the Einsatzgruppen, and what was their role in the murder of the Jews?
  • Which German units took part in the murder of the Jews?
  • What were the gas vans? When and where were they used?
  • Who built the gas chambers? What kind of gas was used to kill Jews there, and who provided it?
  • What were the concentration camps? When did they start to function, and what was their purpose?
  • What were the death marches?
  • What role did German-dominated governments play in the murder of Jews?
  • How did the Nazis try to hide their atrocities?
  • When did the world learn about the Holocaust? How did information reach the free world?
  • Why didn't the Allies bomb Auschwitz-Birkenau?
  • What were the Jewish Councils (Judenräte)?
  • How did Jews resist the Nazis' murderous assault?
  • What was the nature of Jewish armed resistance?
  • Are there instances during the Holocaust where Jews under Nazi domination rescued other Jews?
  • Who are the "Righteous Among the Nations"?
  • What were the displaced persons (DP) camps, and how many Jews resided in them after the war?
  • What is "Holocaust denial"?
  • How was the murder of the Jews humanly possible?
Physical Description 44 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherJerusalem : Yad Vashem ; The Knesset
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by the family of Leo Lowy z'l