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The unknown black book : the Holocaust in the German-occupied Soviet territories /
edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Ilya Altman ; introductions by Yitzhak Arad, Ilya Altman, and Joshua Rubenstein ; translated by Christopher Morris and Joshua Rebenstein.
edition
1st pbk. ed.
imprint
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press ; Washington, D.C. : In Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2010.
description
xl, 446 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0253222672 (pbk.), 9780253222671 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press ; Washington, D.C. : In Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2010.
isbn
0253222672 (pbk.)
9780253222671 (pbk.)
general note
Originally published: Neizvestnai͡a chernai͡a kniga (Jerusalem and Moscow : Yad Vashem and State Archive of the Russian Federation, 1993).
catalogue key
9419522
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joshua Rubenstein is Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA. He is author of Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg, and editor (with Vladimir Naumov) of Stalin's Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Ilya Altman is Director of the Center for Holocaust Research and Education in Moscow and Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in the USSR (in Russian).
Reviews
Review Quotes
An essential work for anyone who wants to explore the depth of German and collaborationist crimes against the Jews.
"An essential work for anyone who wants to explore the depth of German and collaborationist crimes against the Jews." -- Holocaust and Genocide Studies
"An essential work for anyone who wants to explore the depth of German and collaborationist crimes against the Jews." -Holocaust and Genocide Studies
A unique source for a fuller understanding of the tragic events during these dark years.
"A unique source for a fuller understanding of the tragic events during these dark years." -- Walter Laqueur, editor of The Holocaust Encyclopedia
"A unique source for a fuller understanding of the tragic events during these dark years." -Walter Laqueur, editor of The Holocaust Encyclopedia
One of the most important sources on the Holocaust... [T]he editors and Indiana University Press have performed an invaluable service by preparing an English-language edition of The Unknown Black Book.
"One of the most important sources on the Holocaust... [T]he editors and Indiana University Press have performed an invaluable service by preparing an English-language edition of The Unknown Black Book." -- Timothy Snyder
"One of the most important sources on the Holocaust . . . [T]he editors and Indiana University Press have performed an invaluable service by preparing an English-language edition ofThe Unknown Black Book." Timothy Snyder "The most comprehensive English collection of wartime and early postwar diaries, letters, testimonies, and other documents penned by Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust in the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, Russia, and the Baltics. Anyone interested in studying and trying to make sense of the cruelty, collective violence, inhumane suffering, and trauma of genocide should read this unfiltered, detailed evidence of the Holocaust's impact on individuals and society." Wendy Lower, author ofNazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine"A unique source for a fuller understanding of the tragic events during these dark years." -Walter Laqueur, editor ofThe Holocaust Encyclopedia"The Unknown Black Bookinvites the reader to enter an almost unimaginable world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle. . . . Killing on the Eastern front was raw and unmediated violence. 'The Unknown Black Book' captures that grim reality of rave murder and at the same time disarms denial." Richard Overy, author ofThe Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia"The Unknown Black Book's main contribution is in exposing the English-speaking audience, for the first time, to one of the most terrible chapters of the Holocaust, as well as in challenging the current trend of presenting the Holocaust as merely another crime against humanity."Russian Review"An essential work for anyone who wants to explore the depth of German and collaborationist crimes against the Jews."Holocaust and Genocide Studies"These accounts from those who saw what happened convey what we cannot learn from official documents about the nature of this vast criminal enterprise, in which hundreds of thousands were transformed into monsters . . . and millions of others became helpless, dehumanized, mutilated, and finally forgotten victims."Wall Street Journal"The book offers a great many insights to the reader. . . . It is impossible here to give a full account of the wealth of material contained in the book."Journal of Modern Jewish Studies
"One of the most important sources on the Holocaust... [T]he editors and Indiana University Press have performed an invaluable service by preparing an English-language edition of The Unknown Black Book." -- Timothy Snyder, Yale University
"One of the most important sources on the Holocaust... [T]he editors and Indiana University Press have performed an invaluable service by preparing an English-language edition of The Unknown Black Book." -Timothy Snyder, Yale University
The book offers a great many insights to the reader.... It is impossible here to give a full account of the wealth of material contained in the book.
"The book offers a great many insights to the reader.... It is impossible here to give a full account of the wealth of material contained in the book." -- Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, March 19, 2010
"The book offers a great many insights to the reader.... It is impossible here to give a full account of the wealth of material contained in the book." -Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, March 19, 2010
The most comprehensive English collection of wartime and early postwar diaries, letters, testimonies, and other documents penned by Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust in the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, Russia, and the Baltics. Anyone interested in studying and trying to make sense of the cruelty, collective violence, inhumane suffering, and trauma of genocide should read this unfiltered, detailed evidence of the Holocaust's impact on individuals and society.
"The most comprehensive English collection of wartime and early postwar diaries, letters, testimonies, and other documents penned by Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust in the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, Russia, and the Baltics. Anyone interested in studying and trying to make sense of the cruelty, collective violence, inhumane suffering, and trauma of genocide should read this unfiltered, detailed evidence of the Holocaust's impact on individuals and society." -- Wendy Lower, author of Nazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine
"The most comprehensive English collection of wartime and early postwar diaries, letters, testimonies, and other documents penned by Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust in the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, Russia, and the Baltics. Anyone interested in studying and trying to make sense of the cruelty, collective violence, inhumane suffering, and trauma of genocide should read this unfiltered, detailed evidence of the Holocaust's impact on individuals and society." -Wendy Lower, author of Nazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine
"The most comprehensive English collection of wartime and early postwar diariesletters, testimonies, and other documents penned by Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust in the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, Russia, and the Baltics. Anyone interested in studying and trying to make sense of the cruelty, collective violence, inhumane suffering, and trauma of genocide should read this unfiltered, detailed evidence of the Holocaust's impact on individuals and society." -- Wendy Lower, author of Nazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine
These accounts from those who saw what happened convey what we cannot learn from official documents about the nature of this vast criminal enterprise, in which hundreds of thousands were transformed into monsters... and millions of others became helpless, dehumanized, mutilated, and finally forgotten victims.
"These accounts from those who saw what happened convey what we cannot learn from official documents about the nature of this vast criminal enterprise, in which hundreds of thousands were transformed into monsters... and millions of others became helpless, dehumanized, mutilated, and finally forgotten victims." -- Wall Street Journal
"These accounts from those who saw what happened convey what we cannot learn from official documents about the nature of this vast criminal enterprise, in which hundreds of thousands were transformed into monsters... and millions of others became helpless, dehumanized, mutilated, and finally forgotten victims." -Wall Street Journal
The Unknown Black Book invites the reader to enter an almost unimaginable world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle.... Killing on the Eastern front was raw and unmediated violence. 'The Unknown Black Book' captures that grim reality of rave murder and at the same time disarms denial.
"'The Unknown Black Book' invites the reader to enter an almost unimaginable world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle...Killing on the Eastern front was raw and unmediated violence. 'The Unknown Black Book' captures that grim reality of rave murder and at the same time disarms denial." -- Richard Overy, author of The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia
"The Unknown Black Book invites the reader to enter an almost unimaginable world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle.... Killing on the Eastern front was raw and unmediated violence. 'The Unknown Black Book' captures that grim reality of rave murder and at the same time disarms denial." -- Richard Overy, author of The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia
"The Unknown Black Book invites the reader to enter an almost unimaginable world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle.... Killing on the Eastern front was raw and unmediated violence. 'The Unknown Black Book' captures that grim reality of rave murder and at the same time disarms denial." -Richard Overy, author of The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia
The Unknown Black Book's main contribution is in exposing the English-speaking audience, for the first time, to one of the most terrible chapters of the Holocaust, as well as in challenging the current trend of presenting the Holocaust as merely another crime against humanity.
"The Unknown Black Book's main contribution is in exposing the English-speaking audience, for the first time, to one of the most terrible chapters of the Holocaust, as well as in challenging the current trend of presenting the Holocaust as merely another crime against humanity." -- Russian Review
"The Unknown Black Book's main contribution is in exposing the English-speaking audience, for the first time, to one of the most terrible chapters of the Holocaust, as well as in challenging the current trend of presenting the Holocaust as merely another crime against humanity." -Russian Review
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Offering accounts by survivors of work camps, ghettos, forced marches, beatings, starvation, and disease, 'The Unknown Black Book' provides testimonies from Jews who survived massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their allies in occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
Main Description
The Unknown Black Book provides a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived open-air massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their allies in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II. These documents are first-hand accounts by survivors of work camps, ghettos, forced marches, beatings, starvation, and disease. Collected under the direction of two renowned Soviet Jewish journalists, Vasily Grossman and Ilya Ehrenburg, they tell of Jews who lived in pits, walled-off corners of apartments, attics, and basement dugouts, unable to emerge due to fear that their neighbors would betray them, which often occurred.
Main Description
The Unknown Black Book provides a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived open-air massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their allies in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II -- Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Crimea. These documents are first-hand accounts by survivors of work camps, ghettos, forced marches, beatings, starvation, and disease. Collected under the direction of two renowned Soviet Jewish journalists, Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman, they tell of Jews who lived in pits, walled-off corners of apartments, attics, and basement dugouts, unable to emerge due to fear that their neighbors would betray them, as often happened.
Main Description
The Unknown Black Book provides a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived open-air massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their allies in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II-Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Crimea. These documents are first-hand accounts by survivors of work camps, ghettos, forced marches, beatings, starvation, and disease. Collected under the direction of two renowned Soviet Jewish journalists, Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman, they tell of Jews who lived in pits, walled-off corners of apartments, attics, and basement dugouts, unable to emerge due to fear that their neighbors would betray them, as often happened.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Destruction of the Jews in German-Occupied Territories of the Soviet Unionp. xiii
The History and Fate of The Black Book and The Unknown Black Bookp. xix
Note on Translationp. xl
The War and the Final Solution on the Russian Frontp. 3
Ukrainep. 51
Belorussiap. 233
Lithuaniap. 277
Latviap. 316
Estoniap. 331
The Crimeap. 337
Russiap. 383
Prisoners of Warp. 406
Detailed Table of Contentsp. 421
Indexp. 427
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