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The Holocaust Encyclopedia [Hardcover]

By Walter Laqueur (Editor) & Judith Tydor Baumel (Author)
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Provides hundreds of entries and over 250 photographs of such Holocaust related topics as antisemitism, euthanasia, and mischlinge, incuding biographical information on such notorious figures as Adolph Hitler, Josef Mengele, and Amon Goeth.

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The Holocaust has been the subject of countless books, works of art, and memorials. Fiftyfive years after the fact the world still ponders the enormity of this disaster. The Holocaust Encylopedia is the only comprehensive single-volume work of reference providing both a reflective overview of the subject and abundant detail concerning major events, policy, decisions, cities, and individuals, Up-to-date and designed for easy access, the encyclopedia presents information on the major aspects of the Holocaust in essays by scholars from eleven countries who draw on a number of sources - including recently uncovered evidence from the former Soviet bloc - to provide in-depth studies on the political, social, religious, and moral issues of the Holocaust as well as short entries identifying events, sites, and individuals. The book also has more than 250 photographs, many of them rare, and 19 maps. The volume includes: Raul Hilberg on concentration camps and Gypsies; Ruth Bondy, Israel Gutman, and Dina Porat on major ghettoes; Roger Greenspun on the Holocaust in cinema and television; Richard Breitman on American policy; Michael Berenbaum on theological and philosophical responses; Saul Fri

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Holocaust Encyclopedia by Walter Laqueur & Judith Tydor Baumel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 783
  • Library Journal - 11/15/2000 page 44
  • Publishers Weekly - 03/19/2001 page 85
  • Library Journal - 05/01/2001 page 72
  • Choice - 09/01/2001 page 94
  • Booklist - 10/01/2001 page 349
  • American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2002 page 227
  • Rec Ref Bks for Small/Med Libr - 01/01/2002 page 103
  • Christian Century - 06/19/2002 page 37
  • Univ PR Books for Public Libry - 01/01/2002 page 95
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 507
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 119
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 886
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 634
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 1127

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Yale University Press
Pages   765
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 10, 2001
Publisher   Yale University Press
Age  13-17
Edition  New  
ISBN  0300084323  
ISBN13  9780300084320  

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More About Walter Laqueur & Judith Tydor Baumel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Walter Laqueur, a professor of history and an expert commentator on international affairs, has written and edited more than twenty-five books.
Barry Rubin is deputy director of the BESA Center for Strategic Studies and editor of theMiddle East Review of International Affairs. He has written many books on Middle East politics."

Walter Laqueur was born in 1921 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. The Ce.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Historical Study > Reference
3Books > Subjects > History > Jewish > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Jewish > Holocaust
5Books > Subjects > History > Military > World War II > General
6Books > Subjects > History > Military > World War II
7Books > Subjects > History > World > General
8Books > Subjects > Reference > Encyclopedias > History

Reviews - What do customers think about The Holocaust Encyclopedia?

Loaded with useful and educational information  Apr 4, 2004
This book is a must for World War II aficionados and scholars alike. It certainly is worthy of the title "encyclopedia," as it contains just about every known figure on both sides of the Holocaust. I highly recommend getting the book, no matter your expertise level. It's a great teaching tool for beginners who want to learn the ABCs of what happend and why, and it's a great reference book for scholars who want to learn intimate, small and minute details about one of the worst tragedies mankind has ever known. Well worth the money.
Not sure how helpful this is but its packed full o' info.  Sep 27, 2003
Its about time a Holocaust Encyclopedia appeared on the shelves. This wonderful volume includes refferences to everything you could ever possibly want to know about the holocaust. This 800 page volume contains many useful maps and pictures which will be helpful. Coverage is well done. Their is some question as to the accuracy of the entry detailing the rvolt at Auschwitz as various sources("Anatomy of a death Camp') have put the number of Germans killed at 4 or 5 while 'Doctors Eyewitness account' put the numbers at as many as 100. Clearly something is missing. THe SS kept such extensive records of the numbers of Jews they killed one would think that someone could unearth the number of SS killed/hospitalized after the crematorium revolt.

Nonetheless this large piece of information will be helpful for reference. As a general rule Encyclopedias are pretty much useless outside of research as they appear to be usefull but the reader will gnerally get no happy times or enjoyment out of reading them. I recommend Martin Gilberts 'The Holocaust' as the best and most accesible account of the terrible event.

Far superior to the Rozett 'Encyclopedia of the Holocaust' which is smaller and not as authoritative.

Comprehensive & Authoritative Study On Genocide.  Sep 22, 2003
This is an invaluable source of reference for those interested in studying the Holocaust. It is superbly presented and extremely well written, consisting of over 800 pages & containing some 276 photographs (some previously unpublished) together with19 maps plus a full index and reference section.

The study declares that anti-Semitism (hatred of the Jews) was a central issue to the intended physical extermination/genocide of the Jews and it is the central topic of this book.

This comprehensive, authoritative one-volume reference provides reliable information on this ignoble and frightening episode of modern history covering an immense number of issues pertaining to the Holocaust, all of which are presented alphabetically for ease of access and reference. Historical essays are also written for each country with a sizable Jewish community.

Such issues addressed are "Holocaust denial", "the Protocols of the Elders of Zion", "Kristallnacht", "Gypsies", "Nazi policy", "British policy" & "medical experimentation" in what is one of the most readable histories of the Holocaust available. My only criticism of this book is that I would have liked more coverage of the Nazi individuals behind the atrocities and horrors so commendably documented here. Although some are included, many are not.

Having said that I would encourage all interested parties to acquire this book if at all possible. As stated, one of the subjects covered is "Holocaust denial" and as survivors become fewer and fewer, possession of such a priceless reference cannot be understated. Thank you.


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