During the Second World War, six million Jews--as well as other targeted groups such as Gypsies, Poles, the handicapped, and homosexuals--were systematically murdered by Adolf Hitlers Nazis and their collaborators. The Holocaust Chronicle, written and fact-checked by top scholars, recounts the long, complex, anguishing story of the most terrible crime of the 20th century. A massive, oversized hardcover of more than 750 pages, The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures is an excitingly unique, not for-profit endeavor that is a personal project of the publisher, Louis Weber, C.E.O. of Chicago-based Publications International, Ltd. As a book publisher, I am in a unique position to create this ambitious project, Weber says. The son of Polish Jews who settled in America in the 1920s, Weber conceived The Holocaust Chronicle in order to give something back to the Jewish community, and to bring the truth of the Holocaust to as many people as possible. The mission of The Holocaust Chronicle is to report the facts, clearly and free of bias or agenda. Featured are more than 2000 photographs selected after intensive research in the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, as well as other archives and private collections located around the world. Many of these images are in full color and most are published in book form for the first time. The photographs chronicle the Holocaust in starkly visual terms, capturing victims and perpetrators alike, as well as Allied leaders and the multitude of peripheral figures. Caption-text is detailed, and rich with facts and human interest. The books 3000-item timeline of Holocaust-related events is unprecedented in its scope and ambition. Spanning the years 1000 B.C. to 1999 A.D., the timeline pinpoints deportations, atrocities, and important developments in the Nazis Final Solution, as well as individual acts of cruelty, compassion, and heroic Jewish resistance. Illustrated chapter-opener essays place the most important years of the Holocaust and its immediate aftermath, 1933-1946, into sharp perspective. Nearly 300 sidebars detail significant people, places, issues, and events. More than 30 full-color, specially commissioned maps show the reader where events took place.
The sentiments and hatreds that gave rise to the Holocaust were not confined to the 12 years of Adolf Hitlers Thousand-Year Reich. The books illustrated prologue surveys the antisemitism that was expressed over many centuries in Europe as bloody pogroms, exclusionary laws, and other persecution. The illustrated epilogue documents the long, painful healing process that has lasted for generations and may never be completed.
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Early in 1996, preliminary work began on the not-for-profit The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures, the most ambitious book in the 30-year history of Chicago-based Publications International, Ltd. Company C.E.O. Louis Weber, the son of Polish Jews who emigrated to America in the 1920s, felt it was time for him to give something back to the Jewish community and to the broader public. Id been thinking about this for some time, he said, and realized I was in a unique position to produce the the book and see that it reached as wide an audience as possible. Weber and David Hogan, the books editor-in-chief, agreed that, above all else, the book must factual, honest, and free of hidden agendas. Further, in order to accomplish its mission the book would be accessibly written and fully illustrated. In many ways the Chronicle is a series of contradictions, Hogan says. Its been written and fact-checked by top Holocaust historians. The academic scholarship is rock-solid, but theres not a dull word in the books 750 pages. The writing is lively but never overwritten. When the editorial team met with prospective authors, we insisted that each caption and sidebar be put together almost as if it were a short story. We wanted facts--and facts only--but we asked that they be presented in ways that will engage the readers minds and hearts. The Holocaust Chronicle contains more than 2000 photographs, most of them never before published in book form. Captions and other text elements were designed to be of generous lengths, so the project team was free to encourage the authors to put a strong human face on everything they wrote. The Holocaust wasnt an abstraction, Hogan says. It happened to real people and our book is filled with the faces of many of them--victims, resisters, perpetrators, bystanders. There are remarkable stories to be told, and the book does that. Our authors came through magnificently. A crucial reality of which Hogan and the editorial team were well aware is that academic controversies continue to swirl around the Holocaust. The subject brings with it a lot of tricky historical and philosophical issues, Hogan admits. Did the Holocaust evolve over time, or was it planned from the beginning of the Third Reich? Did Hitler know every detail of the Holocaust? Is it possible to have faith in God after surviving the Holocaust? These are tough questions that are debated somewhere every day. The book notes these issues and others like them but doesnt attempt to provide answers. That was never our mandate. What The Holocaust Chronicle does is present the facts--visually and with very approachable text. Readers will come away with a solid, broad history of the Holocaust, and theyll also gain insights that will help them grapple with the thornier questions. I cant think of a more useful or compelling resource for students, teachers, or your next-door neighbor. It! ! s really a book for everybody.About the Author:
Marilyn J. Harran, Ph.D., is professor of religion and history at Chapman University (CA). She has taught the courses Germany and the Holocaust: From Anti-Semitism to Final Solution and Topics in the Holocaust: Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders.
Dieter Kuntz, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa, where he teaches Modern German History. Courses taught include Hitler and Nazi Germany, Inside Hitlers Germany, and Germany Since 1914: Weimar, Hitler, and After.
Russel Lemmons, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at Jacksonville State University (AL), where he has served as a member of the Holocaust Commemoration Committee. He has developed and taught such courses as Rise and Fall of Hitler and History of the Holocaust. He is the author of Goebbels and Der Angriff, and contributed to Representations of Jews Through the Ages.
Robert Ashley Michael, Ph.D., is professor of European history at the University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth, where he has taught the Holocaust for 22 years. He has published extensively on the Holocaust and the history of antisemitism, including the books The Holocaust: A Chronology and Documentary; The Radicals and Nazi Germany; and Fatal Vision.
Keith Pickus, Ph.D., is assistant professor in modern European and German history at Wichita State University. Courses taught include Hitlers Third Reich, The Holocaust, The Jewish Experience in Christian Europe, and Antisemitism and Nationalism in Modern Europe." He is the author of the book, Constructing Modern Identities: Jewish University Students in Germany, 1815-1914.
John K. Roth, Ph.D., is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College (CA). He has served as Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel, and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop the course Perspectives on the 20th Century: The Holocaust. He has published hundreds of articles and reviews and is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 25 books, including A Consuming Fire: Encounters with Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust; Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy (with Richard L. Rubenstein).
Abraham Edelheit, Ph.D., is adjunct professor of history at Kingsborough Community College of City University of New York (CUNY). He serves as Jewish history editor for Jewish Book World, published by the Jewish Book Council, and has worked as a researcher/writer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His numerous publications include the three-volume Bibliography on Holocaust Literature and such books as History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary; and A World in Turmoil: An Integrated Chronology of the Holocaust and World War II.
Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D. was Project Director of the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the first director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute. In addition, he has been President and C.E.O. of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Dr. Berenbaum is the author and editor of 14 books, among them The World Must Know; After Tragedy and Triumph; andWitness to the Holocaust.
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