The Holocaust in the Soviet Union [NOOK Book]

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The Holocaust in the Soviet Union is the most complete account to date of the Soviet Jews during World War II and the Holocaust (1941-45). Reports, records, documents, and research previously unavailable in English enable Yitzhak Arad to trace the Holocaust in the German-occupied territories of the Soviet Union through three separate periods in which German political and military goals in the occupied territories dictated the treatment of the Jews.

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Overview

The Holocaust in the Soviet Union is the most complete account to date of the Soviet Jews during World War II and the Holocaust (1941-45). Reports, records, documents, and research previously unavailable in English enable Yitzhak Arad to trace the Holocaust in the German-occupied territories of the Soviet Union through three separate periods in which German political and military goals in the occupied territories dictated the treatment of the Jews.

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Editorial Reviews

Jewish Book World

"A significant contribution to the continuous effort of scholars to fathom the phenomenon known as 'The Holocaust.'" —Jewish Book World
Shofar

"[The Holocaust in the Soviet Union] is a magisterial work of great significance. Particularly for readers more familiar with the Holocaust in western Europe and occupied Poland, there is a great deal to learn from it."Maarten Pereboom, Shofar

— Maarten Pereboom

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

"Yitzhak Arad has produced a notable work that is particularly valuable for its comprehensive documentation of Nazi crimes over a large geographic area."Waitman W. Beorn, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

— Waitman W. Beorn

Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter

"This book is a supreme achievement and an essential work for all Holocaust libraries."Hallie Cantor, Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter

— Hallie Cantor

Russian Review

"A masterful synthesis. . . . This study provides a much-needed panoramic view in a field that has produced mostly regional and microstudies in the past two decades. . . . Arad's remarkable tome has both an encyclopedic as well as broad-brush quality to it that makes it required reading in Holocaust Studies."Bradley D. Woodworth, Russian Review

— Bradley D. Woodworth

Journal of Baltic Studies

"Arad's book constitutes a welcome and valuable contribution to Holocaust scholarship."Šarūnas Liekis, Journal of Baltic Studies

— Sarunas Liekis

Holocaust and Genocide Studies - Waitman W. Beorn

"Yitzhak Arad has produced a notable work that is particularly valuable for its comprehensive documentation of Nazi crimes over a large geographic area."Waitman W. Beorn, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Shofar - Maarten Pereboom

"[The Holocaust in the Soviet Union] is a magisterial work of great significance. Particularly for readers more familiar with the Holocaust in western Europe and occupied Poland, there is a great deal to learn from it."Maarten Pereboom, Shofar
Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter - Hallie Cantor

"This book is a supreme achievement and an essential work for all Holocaust libraries."Hallie Cantor, Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter
Russian Review - Bradley D. Woodworth

"A masterful synthesis. . . . This study provides a much-needed panoramic view in a field that has produced mostly regional and microstudies in the past two decades. . . . Arad's remarkable tome has both an encyclopedic as well as broad-brush quality to it that makes it required reading in Holocaust Studies."Bradley D. Woodworth, Russian Review
Journal of Baltic Studies - Sarunas Liekis

"Arad's book constitutes a welcome and valuable contribution to Holocaust scholarship."Šarūnas Liekis, Journal of Baltic Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803222700
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,221,529
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Yitzhak Arad served as the director of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Authority, from 1972 to 1993. He is the author or editor of several books, including Documents on the Holocaust: Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union, 8th edition (Nebraska, 1999) and In the Shadow of the Red Banner: Soviet Jews in War Against Nazi Germany.

Ora Cummings is a literary agent in Rehovot, Israel, and the translator of many works, most recently Rina Frank’s Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel.

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Table of Contents

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Pt. 1 The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union Before World War II

1 Jews in Czarist Russia 3

2 Jews in the USSR and in the Annexed Territories between the Two World Wars 16

Pt. 2 The Impact of Political and Military Developments on the Jews of Eastern Europe, September 1, 1939, to June 22, 1941

3 German-Soviet Relations and Geopolitical Changes in Eastern Europe 35

4 The Jews in the Soviet Annexed Territories 42

5 Preparations in Germany for the Attack on the Soviet Union and the Annihilation of the Jews 51

Pt. 3 The German Attack on the Soviet Union

6 Invasion under the Slogan "War on Judeo-Bolshevism" 65

7 Evacuation of the Soviet Population: Jews in Organized and Individual Evacuation 72

8 Anti-Jewish Pogroms during the Early Days of Occupation 88

9 The German Administration in the Occupied Territories and Its Anti-Jewish Policy 96

Pt. 4 Mass Murder, First Stage: June 22, 1941, to Winter 1941-42

10 Einsatzgruppen Routes of Advance and Method of Extermination 125

11 Reichskommissariat Ostland: Ghettos and Extermination 141

12 Reichskommissariat Ukraine: Ghettos and Extermination 163

13 Military Administration Areas: Ghettos and Extermination 185

14 Extermination of the Jews of Crimea 202

15 The German Army from "Freedom of Action" for the Einsatzgruppen to Active Collaboration in the Murders 212

16 Persecution of the Jews in District Galicia 223

17 Romania and Transnistria: Expulsion and Mass Murder 229

Pt. 5 Mass Murder, Second Stage: From Spring to Late 1942

18 The Killing Actions in Ostland and the Grodno-Volkovysk Region (Generalbezirk Bialystok) 251

19 Annihilation inReichskommissariat Ukraine 263

20 Mass Murder in District Galicia: Operation Reinhard 274

21 Annihilation in Areas under Military Administration 286

22 Transnistria: Life in the Shadow of Death 298

Pt. 6 Mass Murder, Third Stage: From Early 1943 Until the End of German Occupation

23 Liquidation of the Last Ghettos in Reichskommissariat Ostland 311

24 Liquidation of the Last Ghettos in Reichskommissariat Ukraine 334

25 Survival in Transnistria 341

26 Action 1005 347

Pt. 7 The Murder of Specific Jewish Groups

27 The Murder of Mixed Marriages, Their Offspring, and Jewish Children in Boardinghouses 359

28 The Murder of Jewish Prisoners of War 376

29 Extermination in Ostland of Jews from the Third Reich 388

Pt. 8 The Robbery of Jewish Property and Cultural Values

30 Confiscation and Plunder 399

31 The Pillage of Cultural Assets 411

Pt. 9 Non-Jewish Society and Its Reaction to the Genocide of the Jews

32 The Local Population 421

33 The Righteous among the Nations 430

34 Attitudes of the Churches and Clergy toward the German Administration and Its Anti-Jewish Policy 440

Pt. 10 The Jews in Their Struggle for Life and in Armed Resistance

35 The Individual, the Public, and Jewish Councils in a Battle for Survival 453

36 The Jewish Armed Underground in the Ghettos 482

37 The Jews in Forests and the Partisan Movement 505

38 Blood Account: Casualties and Survivors 517

Conclusion 527

Epilogue: The Holocaust and Soviet Governing Authorities 532

Notes 545

Bibliography 619

Index 635

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