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

Works: 53 works in 189 publications in 7 languages and 7,179 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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Publications about R. J. van Pelt
Publications by R. J. van Pelt
Most widely held works by R. J. van Pelt
Holocaust : a history by Deborah Dwork( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,911 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 )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,530 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 )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,081 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 )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
"From January to April 2000, a high-profile libel case brought by the British historian David Irving against Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, charging that Lipstadt's book Denying the Holocaust (1993) falsely labeled him a Holocaust denier, was tried in the British High Court. The question of the evidence for Auschwitz as a death camp played a central role in these proceedings. Irving had based his alleged denial of the Holocaust in part on a 1988 report by an American execution specialist, Fred Leuchter, which claimed that there was no evidence for homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz
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 536 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 466 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 )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Nazi designers of death by WGBH Television( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 104 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
Auschwitz, von 1270 bis heute by R. J. van Pelt( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in German and held by 97 libraries worldwide
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 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 libraries worldwide
De mooie dagen van mijn jeugd by Ana Novac( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Dagboek van de Roemeense schrijfster van blijspelen (1929- ) over haar verblijf in het concentratiekamp Auschwitz
Auschwitz van 1270 tot heden by R. J. van Pelt( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Het Binnenhof : van grafelijke residentie tot regeringscentrum ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Het Höcker album : Auschwitz door de lens van de SS ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 42 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 libraries worldwide
For Rick Haldenby ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 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 libraries worldwide
The evidence room ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 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."--
Mr. Death : the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. by Errol Morris( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 5 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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Alternative Names
Pelt, R. J. van
Pelt, R. J. van 1955-
Pelt, Robert Jan van 1955-
Plet, Robert Jan van
Robert Jan van Pelt Dutch historian
Robert Jan van Pelt niederländischer Architekturhistoriker
Van Pelt, R. J. 1955-
Van Pelt, R. J. (Robert Jan), 1955-
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VanPelt, Robert Jan 1955-
Пельт, Ян Роберт ван
ון פלט, רוברט יאן 1955-
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Dutch (23)
German (9)
French (5)
Spanish (3)
Portuguese (1)
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