"[t]his is a very useful reference work for anyone interested in the scope and breadth of holocaust literature. The editors have made an important contribution to the field."
- Jewish Book world
Jewish Book world
"…a solid choice for circulating collections, or branch library collections."
- Against the Grain
Against the Grain
"Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries, this encyclopedia brings together representative primary and critical works of Holocaust literature."
- American Libraries
"…an important reference tool."
- Multicultural Review
"This volume would make an excellent addition to both literary criticism and Holocaust collections….Recommended."
- Library Media Connection
Library Media Connection
"The value of this volume lies in the gathering together of so many authors and the literary criticism connected with understanding the Holocaust…for those libraries with an in-depth Holocaust collection and where there is an extensive Holocaust curriculum."
"This guide profiles the lives and works of 128 of the first generation of Holocaust writers…The 20 editors and contributing scholars have carefully selected the most influential writers who bore personal witness to the Holocaust. Their alphabetically arranged entries summarize the significance of each writer's work, relate the details of their lives, critically examine individual titles and themes of the author, and provide selected bibliographies of their works and critical sources. The tales related are of human perserverance, searches for meaning and identity and, as the editors say, of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity. This excellent survey is highly recommended to public and academic libraries."
- Gale Reference-Lawrence Looks at Books
Gale Reference-Lawrence Looks at Books
"This important and sensitive work presents a detailed look at the writings and lives of authors who survived, perished in, or were closely connected to the Holocaust (1933-1945). It gives fresh voice to the Holocaust Studies subject area, which has seen many new publications in the last few years and thus needs a strong survey text… The contributors provide powerful documentation and original research in presenting their subjects' literary messages and biographies… the volume's Bibliography of Primary Works of Holocaust Literature is very comprehensive and will be a great aid to those doing primary research… The volume's arrangement and detailed analytic treatment make it unique…The Oryx volume will be a strong addition to public and academic libraries, especially the many with Holocaust classes at the graduate or undergraduate level. Many librarians will be able to use the extensive bibliography as a collection development tool."
- Booklist, Starred Review
Booklist, Starred Review
"Recommended for high schools who will study both literature and history of this horrific period of time."
- Gale Reference for Students
Gale Reference for Students
"This useful new reference profiles the lives and works of influential authors associated with the Holocaust, whether as victim, as survivor, or in some other close capacity….this is the first significant encyclopedia in the field and is suitable for academic, public, and school libraries."
- Library Journal
"An excellent source for those interested in literature about the holocaust; essential for academic libraries."