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75 Years After Auschwitz: Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice

2020 marks three quarters of a century since the founding of the United Nations, the end of the Second World War, and the ending of the Holocaust. In acknowledgement of these milestones, the UN has decided to commemorate January 27th – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

In honour of this commemorative day, we are highlighting some of the most significant examples of scholarship relating to the history and legacy of the Holocaust. Cambridge Scholars supports all activism that seeks to eradicate antisemitism and affirm the human rights of all people across the globe.

Throughout January, a 50% discount is available on the below texts. Make sure to use the code ‘MEMORY50’ when checking out on our website. You can click on the titles to learn more about them, or to read an extract.

Holocaust Resistance in Europe and America: New Aspects and Dilemmas

Victoria Khiterer, an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at Millersville University, USA, brings together in this collection eleven essays that analyse different aspects of resistance to the Holocaust. Resistance took many forms: armed and passive struggle, uprisings in ghettos and concentration camps, partisan and underground movements, the rescue of Jews, spiritual resistance, and preservation of Jewish artefacts and memories. According to Brian Horowitz, the book represents “Holocaust history at its finest.” Victoria Khiterer also co-edited the anthology The Holocaust: Memories and History in 2014.

Global Perspectives on the Holocaust: History, Identity, Legacy

This collection expands coverage of the Holocaust from the traditional focus upon Europe to a worldwide and interdisciplinary perspective. Articles by historians, political scientists, educators, and geographers, as well as scholars in religious studies, international relations, art history, film and literature are included. As its subtitle suggests, the volume has a tripartite structure which analyses collective and individual events, responses, attitudes and memories.

The Holocaust and World War II: In History and In Memory

Bringing together such renowned scholars as Gerhard L. Weinberg and Raffael Scheck, this study focuses on the connection between World War II and the Holocaust as it was lived as well as how it is remembered, commemorated and taught. The essays represent a broad spectrum of disciplines, methodological approaches, and points of view concerning the era, making the book both an important acquisition for libraries and a useful tool for scholars, teachers, researchers and general readers interested in the period.

The Treatment of Hungarian Jewish Health Professionals in the Shadow of the Holocaust

A more focused volume, Dr Julia Bock’s recent work sheds light on the social, medical and historical aspects of Hungarian Jewish doctors’ lives the end of World War I to the end of World War II. It also answers how it was possible for these doctors to treat patients when inmates themselves, and what the reasons were for the unusually high percentage of Jewish youth choosing the medical profession in Hungary. George M. Weisz holds the hope that the text “will prevent the resurfacing of old hatreds” in Hungarian society, going on to say that “[b]oth historically and literarily the book is of a very high quality, fulfilling a very important missing chapter in the history of medicine.”

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