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The geographical encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary

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Call NumberREF 943.9 G345 v. 13 (in processing)
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates2013; ©2013
Statement of ResponsibilityRandolph L. Braham, editor.
Creators & ContributorsBraham, Randolph L. (editor)
Wiesel, Elie (contributor)
Summary"The illustrated three-volume Geographical Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary is a definitive, authoritative, and magisterial resource, thorough and exhaustive. It documents and chronicles the wartime fate of the Jewish communities in that country where virulent antisemitism is anything but dead, even today. With scores of detailed maps and hundreds of photographs, this reference work is organized alphabetically by county, each prefaced with a map and a con­textual history describing its Jewish population up to and into 1944. Entries track the demographic, cultural, and religious changes in even the smallest communities where Jews lived before their marginalization, dispossession, ghettoization, and, finally, deportation to labor and death camps. The encyclope­dia endows scholars and lay researchers with both panoramic and microscopic views of the virtually last-minute destruction of most of the Jews of Hungary, until then the last sizable sur­viving Jewish community in occupied Europe." —Publisher
  • Volume I. Abaúj-Torna CountyMáramaros County
  • Volume II. Maros-Torda CountyZemplén County
  • Volume III. Appendixes
Physical Description 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
PublisherEvanston, IL : Northwestern University Press
  • "Published 2013 in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies" —Title page verso
  • National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust category), 2013
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionPurchase made possible thanks to The Chaim Zbar Foundation
Location in CollectionReference Collection > New Library Items