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Yad Vashem Studies
volume 39:2
Edited by David Silberklang
(2010), ISSN: 0084-3296, Cat. No. 801
302 pp., soft cover, 17X24 cm.
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The research and review articles in Yad Vashem Studies 39:2 address questions of motivations and reactions of the various types of actors in the Shoah. Scholars from eight countries provide a wide variety of answers and insights to the questions of motivation, participation, reactions, and remembrance. From small forced-labor camps and local Germans, to Dutch Nazis and nationalists, to East European collaborators, to visions of Greater Germany and the death marches near the end of the war, the motivations of the perpetrators and their partners were many and complex. Similarly, the motivations behind the postwar relations between non-Jewish rescuers of Jews and their erstwhile charges were often complex. There has been much research on the reactions of Jews to Nazi persecution, yet here we present an article that portrays and analyzes heretofore-unknown German Jewish responses to the Nazi regimes policies from a fresh and surprising perspective. These and more are among the issues addressed in the research and review articles in volume 39, number 2 of Yad Vashem Studies. The research articles are by: Wolf Gruner, Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Kunzel, Hermann Weiss, Mordechai Altshuler, and Joanna Michlic; while David Cesarani, Christoph Dieckmann, Erich Haberer, Konrad Kwiet, Jochen Böhler, and Yechiam Weitz contribute in-depth review articles on recent and important books that have generated extensive discussion.

Contents: Introduction ; Wolf Gruner - The Germans Should Expel the Foreigner Hitler... Open Protest and Other Forms of Jewish Defiance in Nazi Germany 13 ; Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Kunzel - The Dutch in the Occupied East and the Holocaust 55 ; Hermann F. Weiss - From Reichsautobahnlager to Schmelt Camp: Brande, a Forgotten Holocaust Site in Western Upper Silesia, 19401943 81 ; Mordechai Altshuler - The Holocaust in the Soviet Mass Media during the War and in the First Postwar Years Re-examined 121 ; Joanna B. Michlic - I will never forget what you did for me during the war: Rescuer Rescuee Relationships in the Light of Postwar Correspondence in Poland, 19451949 169


Reviews: David Cesarani - The Twisted Road from Auschwitz Daniel Blatman, The Death Marches:The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide 209 ; Christoph Dieckmann - The Geography and Memory of 14,000,000 MurdersTimothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitlerand Stalin 217 ; Erich Haberer - Victimized Estonians Murder Bolshevized JewsAnton Weiss-Wendt, Murder Without Hatred: Estoniansand the Holocaust 235 ; Konrad Kwiet - The Destruction of Jewish Life in German BorderlandsWolf Gruner, Jörg Osterloh, eds., Das Großdeutsche Reichund die Juden: Nationalsozialistische Verfolgung in denangegliederten Gebieten 251 ; Jochen BöhlerA Monumental Project and a Small Miracle - Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Judendurch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 19331945 259 ; Yechiam WeitzA Man in the Footsteps of His FateTuvia Friling, Who Are You, Léon Berger? The Story ofa Kapo in Auschwitz History, Memory, and Politics 273 ; 


Letters: Reuven Geva - Letter to the EditorMuch Ado about (Practically) Nothing 287Artur Szyndler replies 297 Contributors 301Instructions for Contributors 303

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