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Pelt, R. J. van (Robert Jan) 1955-

Works: 50 works in 185 publications in 9 languages and 7,186 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Diaries  Pictorial works  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by R. J. van Pelt
Holocaust : a history by Deborah Dwork( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a dramatic account that reshapes the way we think and talk about the greatest crime in history. Unrivaled in reach and scope, Holocaust illuminates the long march of events, from the Middle Ages to the modern era, which led to this great atrocity. It is a story of all Europe, of Nazis and their allies, the experience of wartime occupation, the suffering and strategies of marked victims, the failure of international rescue, and the success of individual rescuers. It alone in Holocaust literature negotiates the chasm between the two histories, that of the perpetrators and of the victims and their families, shining new light on German actions and Jewish reactions. No other book in any language has so embraced this multifaceted story. Holocaust uniquely makes use of oral histories recorded by the authors over fifteen years across Europe and the United States, as well as never-before-analyzed archival documents, letters, and diaries; it contains in addition seventy-five illustrations and sixteen original maps, each accompanied by an extended caption
Auschwitz, 1270 to the present by Deborah Dwork( Book )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auschwitz, 1270 to the Present elucidates how the prewar ordinary town of Auschwitz became Germany's most lethal killing site step by step and in stages: a transformation wrought by human beings, mostly German and mostly male. Who were the men who conceived, created, and constructed the killing facility? What were they thinking as they inched their way to iniquity? Using the hundreds of architectural plans for the camp that the Germans, in their haste, forgot to destroy, as well as blueprints and papers in municipal, provincial, and federal archives, Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt show that the town of Auschwitz and the camp of that name were the centerpiece of Himmler's ambitious project to recover the German legacy of the Teutonic Knights and Frederick the Great in Nazi-ruled Poland. Analyzing the close ties between the 700-year history of the town and the five-year evolution of the concentration camp in its suburbs, Dwork and van Pelt offer an absolutely new and compelling interpretation of the origins and development of the death camp at Auschwitz. And drawing on oral histories of survivors, memoirs, depositions, and diaries, the authors explore the ever more murderous impact of these changes on the inmates' daily lives
Flight from the Reich : refugee Jews, 1933-1946 by Deborah Dwork( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the legal and illegal ways that millions of Jews managed to leave Germany, the challenges they faced, and the diversity of the refugee experience.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The case for Auschwitz : evidence from the Irving trial by R. J. van Pelt( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In connection with their defense, Penguin and Lipstadt engaged architectural historian Robert Jan van Pelt to prepare for the court an expert report presenting the evidence for our knowledge that Auschwitz was an extermination camp where up to one million Jews were killed, primarily in gas chambers." "Employing painstaking historical scholarship, van Pelt submitted an exhaustive forensic report, which he successfully defended in cross-examination in court. In his verdict in favor of the defendants, Justice Charles Gray concluded that "no objective, fair-minded historian would have serious cause to doubt that there were gas chambers at Auschwitz and that they were operated on a substantial scale to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews.""
Architectural principles in the age of historicism by R. J. van Pelt( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the edge of the abyss : a concentration camp diary, 1943-1944 by David Koker( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboekaantekeningen van 11 februari 1943 tot en met 8 februari 1944 van een jonge joodse geschiedenisstudent waarin hij eigen en andermans gedrag beschrijft in het doorgangskamp
Łódź Ghetto album : photographs by Henryk Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi designers of death by WGBH Television( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with historians, including architectural theorist Robert Jan van Pelt, on the growing body of evidence found in architectural plans of the systematic designing and building of gas chambers by the German army at Auschwitz and Birkenau during World War II. The involvement of the Topf und Söhne firm and the SS Neubauleitung is particularily examined. Includes interviews with camp survivors
Tempel van de wereld : de kosmische symboliek van de tempel van Salomo by R. J. van Pelt( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Sala : a young woman's life in Nazi labor camps by Ann Kirschner( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De mooie dagen van mijn jeugd by Ana Novac( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboek, bijgehouden door de auteur (1929, Transsylvanië) in o.a. het concentratiekamp Auschwitz. Het boek werd eerder in Hongarije (1966) gepubliceerd, en in Nederland (1970). De huidige editie verscheen na herziening door de auteur. Oorspr. titel: 'Die schönen Tage meiner Jugend'
Het Binnenhof : van grafelijke residentie tot regeringscentrum( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het Höcker album : Auschwitz door de lens van de SS( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductie van een privé-fotoalbum van een SS'er in Auschwitz, voorzien van uitvoerige historische inleidingen over dit vernietigingskamp
The science of Holocaust research and the art of Holocaust denial by R. J. van Pelt( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Höcker-Album Auschwitz durch die Linse der SS( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Rick Haldenby( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuir le Reich : les réfugiés juifs de 1933 à 1946 by Deborah Dwork( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evidence room( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2000, a libel suit argued before the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England successfully challenged the false assertion by Holocaust deniers that Auschwitz was not a killing facility. The Evidence Room is both a companion piece to and an elaboration of an exhibit, first presented at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, based on the forensic interpretation of the blueprints of the Auschwitz crematoria and the expert witness testimony by Robert Jan van Pelt, a professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, about the design and operation of those buildings as a killing facility."--
High matter, dark language : the philosophy of Robert Fludd (1547-1637) : an exhibition at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine : catalogue by Christine English( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. by Errol Morris( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Fred A. Leuchter, the self-taught execution expert who made a career consulting with prisons across the country
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Holocaust : a history
Alternative Names
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English (104)

Dutch (22)

German (11)

French (5)

Polish (3)

Spanish (3)

Czech (2)

Portuguese (1)

Italian (1)

Auschwitz, 1270 to the presentFlight from the Reich : refugee Jews, 1933-1946The case for Auschwitz : evidence from the Irving trialArchitectural principles in the age of historicismŁódź Ghetto album : photographsLetters to Sala : a young woman's life in Nazi labor campsMr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.