A comprehensive, authoritative and reliable one-volume reference text on the most horrific episode of modern history.
It features eight essays on the history of the Holocaust and its antecedents, coverage of such topics as the history of European Jewry, Jewish contributions to European culture, and the rise of antisemitism and Nazism; followed by more than 650 entries on significant aspects of the Holocaust, including people, cities and countries, camps, resistance movements, political actions, and outcomes; American Jewry and the Holocaust; Holocaust denial; films on the Holocaust; the Holocaust in music; Nazi propaganda, youth movements; Holocaust museums and memorials; and more.
With more than 300 black-and-white photographs from the Yad Vashem Archives.
Winner of Best Specialist Reference Work of the Year Award – Reference Reviews UK.
“Recommended for Grades 9 and up, it is a useful and insightful history. The eight introductory essays provide some uncommon information and are essential reading for anyone interested in the topic… The language is clear, but more important is the authenticity of the information and the refusal to surrender to a simplification of issues… Because of its broad scope and accessibility, this book will fill a gap in many collections.” [Marcia W. Posner, School Library Journal, February 2001]
“This encyclopedia is user-friendly, authoritative… fair-minded and nonpartisan… Many of the approximately 300 illustrations have never been published together… The pictures alone are worth having this book in your library”. [The Jerusalem Post, October 13, 2000]
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|Author||Shmuel . Spector|
|Dimensions||8.75" x 11.25"|