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Collect and record! : Jewish Holocaust documentation in early postwar Europe

Author: Laura Jockusch
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st issued as an Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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This volume tells the largely unknown story of Holocaust survivors who founded Jewish historical commissions and documentation centers in Europe immediately after World War II.

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Jockusch
ISBN: 9780199764556 0199764557 9780190259327 0190259329
OCLC Number: 971446510
Notes: Cop. 2012.
Description: XV, [1], 320 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note on Translations and Transliterations ; List of Abbreviations ; Introduction: Early Chroniclers of the Holocaust: Jewish Historical Commissions and Documentation Centers in the Aftermath of the Second World War ; 1. Khurbn-Forshung: History Writing as a Jewish Response to Catastrophe ; 2. Writing French Judaism's "Book of Martyrdom": Holocaust Documentation in Liberated France ; 3. Writing Polish Jewry's "Greatest National Catastrophe": Holocaust Documentation in Communist Poland ; 4. Writing History on Packed Suitcases: Holocaust Documentation in the Jewish Displaced Persons Camps of Germany, Austria, and Italy ; Chapter 5: Joining Forces to Comprehend the Jewish Catastrophe: The Attempt to Establish a European Community of Holocaust Researchers ; Conclusion: History Writing as Reconstruction: The Beginnings of Holocaust Research from the Perspective of Its Victims ; Appendix: Major Participants in the Jewish Historical Commissions and Documentation Centers ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Laura Jockusch.

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"In this important new book, Laura Jockusch effectively puts to rest the 'myth of silence'--the idea that Jews did not discuss the Holocaust in the war's immediate aftermath--and sheds light on the Read more...

 
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