Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1942-1943

Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1942-1943

by Emil Kerenji

Hardcover(Volume 4)

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With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this volume provides an important new perspective on Holocaust history. Covering the peak years of the Nazi "Final Solution," it traces the Jewish struggle for survival, which became increasingly urgent in this period, including armed resistance and organized escape attempts. Shedding light on personal and public lives of Jews, the book provides compelling insights into a wide range of Jewish experiences during the Holocaust. Jewish individuals and communities suffered through this devastating period and reflected on the Holocaust differently, depending on their nationality, personal and communal histories and traditions, political beliefs, economic situation, and other circumstances. The rich spectrum of primary source material collected, including letters, diary entries, photographs, transcripts of speeches and radio addresses, newspaper articles, drawings, and institutional memos and reports, makes this volume an essential research tool and curriculum companion.

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ISBN-13: 9781442236264
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/10/2014
Series: Documenting Life and Destruction: Holocaust Sources in Context , #4
Edition description: Volume 4
Pages: 598
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Emil Kerenji is an applied research scholar at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Peak of the Holocaust
Part I: Facing the “Final Solution” (Fall 1942–Spring 1943)
Chapter 1: The Impact of the Summer Deportations of 1942: From Warsaw to the West
Chapter 2: The Camp Universe
Chapter 3: Living and Working in the Remaining Ghettos
Part II: Responses in the Killing Zone (Fall 1942–Fall 1943)
Chapter 4: Hiding and Rescue
Chapter 5: Armed Resistance in Ghettos
Chapter 6: Fighting Outside Ghettos
Part III: The War Tide Turns (Spring 1943–Late 1943)
Chapter 7: Beyond Direct German Reach
Chapter 8: The Collapse of Fascist Italy
Chapter 9: Free Jewries: Outside Hitler’s Orbit
Part IV: The Varieties of Jewish Experience
Chapter 10: The Hungarian Holocaust
Chapter 11: Jewish Experiences in Extreme Times
Chapter 12: Religion and the Holocaust

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