Belgium & the Holocaust, 3rd edition: Jews, Belgians & Germans / Edition 3

Belgium & the Holocaust, 3rd edition: Jews, Belgians & Germans / Edition 3

by Dan Michman
     
 

ISBN-10: 9653080687

ISBN-13: 9789653080683

Pub. Date: 05/09/2007

Publisher: Yad Vashem Publications

Historical research on the Holocaust has not dealt evenly with all the Jewish communities that were persecuted. The fate of the Jews in Belgium is one of those relatively neglected issues. Moreover, since what little has been published or has been written is in either Dutch or French, the material has been largely unavailable to readers outside Belgium.

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Historical research on the Holocaust has not dealt evenly with all the Jewish communities that were persecuted. The fate of the Jews in Belgium is one of those relatively neglected issues. Moreover, since what little has been published or has been written is in either Dutch or French, the material has been largely unavailable to readers outside Belgium.

This volume, Belgium and the Holocaust - Jews, Belgians, Germans, which contains the updated and annotated papers presented at a conference held at Bar-I1an University in 1989, is thus the first of its kind in English. A variety of researchers from Belgium, France, and Israel discuss issues such as the make-up of Belgium Jewry before the war; the Nazi anti-Jewish policies; the attitudes of various segments of Belgian society to the Jews before, during, and after the occupation; the Jewish strategies and activities for survival; the problematics of reconstruction in the aftermath of the war; the contacts with the Yishuv in Palestine; emigration to the United States; and the policies of postwar commemoration.

The unique Belgian perspective contributes to a better understanding of the West European scene during the Holocaust period and sheds new light on major issues of Holocaust research in general - including the conversion of hidden Jewish children by the Catholic Church, the role of the Jewish Councils, and the importance of the non-Jewish underground organizations.

Dan Michman, the editor of the volume, is professor of Modern Jewish History and currently holds the Abraham and Edita Spiegel Family Chair in Holocaust Research at Bar-I1an University. He has published extensively on issues of Holocaust historiography, Jewish religious life during the Holocaust, the Jewish Councils, Dutch Jewry, and post-Zionism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789653080683
Publisher:
Yad Vashem Publications
Publication date:
05/09/2007
Pages:
593

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