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

Works: 48 works in 162 publications in 8 languages and 6,959 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Interviews 
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
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Holocaust : a history by Deborah Dwork( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,899 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 )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,539 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 1,070 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
The case for Auschwitz : evidence from the Irving trial by R. J. van Pelt( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 756 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 )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 513 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 448 libraries worldwide
Nazi designers of death ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 114 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 )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in German and Czech and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Tempel van de wereld : de kosmische symboliek van de tempel van Salomo by R. J. van Pelt( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Studie naar de uiteenlopende betekenis-toekenningen in de loop der tijd aan de achtergronden van de tempel(bouw) in Jeruzalem
De mooie dagen van mijn jeugd by Ana Novac( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Dagboek van de Roemeense schrijfster van blijspelen (1929- ) over haar verblijf in het concentratiekamp Auschwitz
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 53 libraries worldwide
Auschwitz van 1270 tot heden by R. J. van Pelt( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Het Binnenhof : van grafelijke residentie tot regeringscentrum ( Book )
3 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
Holocausto : un historia by Deborah Dwork( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 39 libraries worldwide
De Holocaust : een geschiedenis by Deborah Dwork( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 32 libraries worldwide
For Rick Haldenby ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Fuir le Reich : les réfugiés juifs de 1933 à 1946 by Deborah Dwork( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
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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