Boxed Set. More information and sample text and photos available on the companion web siteWinner of the 2001-2002 National Jewish Book Award, ReferenceWinner, Best Reference Resource, 2001, Library J.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 1824 pages. 7.575. Bookseller Inventory #
More information and sample text and photos available on the companion web site
Winner of the 2001-2002 National Jewish Book Award, Reference
Winner, Best Reference Resource, 2001, Library Journal
Winner, Editor's Choice Award, Reference, 2001, Booklist
Winner, Best Reference Book, 2001, Association of Jewish Libraries
New York University Press announces with pride the publication of a remarkable project, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust. Edited by Dr. Shmuel Spector and the late Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder and published in conjunction with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Remembrance Authority of Israel, the Encyclopedia represents the fruit of more than three decades of labor and stands as one of the most important and ambitious projects the Press has published. Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel contributed the foreword.
Today throughout much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, only fragmentary remnants of once thriving Jewish communities can be found as evidence of more than two thousand years of vibrant Jewish presence among the nations of the world. These communities, many of them ancient, were systematically destroyed by Hitler's forces during the Holocaust. Yet each of their stories-from small village enclaves to large urban centers-is unique in its details and represents one of the countless intertwined threads that comprise the rich tapestry of Jewish history.
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust captures these lost images. In three volumes, it chronicles the people, habits and customs of more than 6,500 Jewish communities that thrived during the early part of the twentieth century only to be changed irrevocably by the war. It clarifies precise locations of settlements based on documents and maps found in recently opened archives; it traces their development through history; it shares small details of everyday life-the culture, the politics, and the faith that inspired the people; and its photographs put faces on the immeasurable loss.
Based on decades of research at Yad Vashem, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust tells the story of thousands of Jewish communities in concise prose, illustrated with maps and poignant images of a world that can no longer be visited. The Encyclopedia is a rich source of information for students, teachers, genealogists and anyone interested in the pageant of Jewish life through the ages.
From the Foreword
"But the enemy did not only annihilate individuals; his aim was also to destroy our social structures, our economic foundations, religious and secular, our schools, our institutions, our libraries, our workshops, our synagogues, our cultural centers-in a word: our communities.
. . . In the Jewish world one knew a town by its Jewish life. Belz and Munkacs, Bialystok and Amsterdam, Kiev and Lille and Zablotow-offering families and individuals a sense of security and countless opportunities for fulfillment, each community had its own particular characteristics and problems, its roots, its challenges, and its ambitions. . . . To understand the extent of the unprecedented crimes committed against the Jewish people in Europe is not enough; one must also seek to understand the life of this people before the catastrophe." —Elie Wiesel
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-More than 6,500 communities profiled
-600 b&w photographs and illustrations
-17 pages of maps
-Index of communities including alternate spellings and pronunciations
-Index of personalities
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Title: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and ...
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Boxed Set
Book Condition: New
Edition: abridged edition.
Book Description NYU Press, 2001. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97877468
Book Description NYU Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. NYU, 2001. 3 vol set in jackets. Shows minor shelf wear, otherwise, these are nice clean, unused copies. Seller Inventory # ABE-1508970363487
Book Description Yad Vashem / New York University Press, Jerusalem / New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First printing. Threevolumes. First editions, 2001. Quartos, cloth hardcovers in dust jackets, clean unmarked text, illustrated, Near Fine copies in Near Fine dust jackets, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers of the books, light edgewear to the dust jackets. Dust jackets housed in archival dust jacket protectors. This heavy set might require additional postage. Seller Inventory # s00019096
Book Description New York UP, 2001. Condition: New. Profiling more than 6,500 Jewish communities, with over 600 photographs, 17 pages of maps, a chronology and glossary, these volumes are the product of three decades of work at Yad Vasham, the Holocaust Remembrance Authority of Israel. The alphabetically arranged entries provide details of the history, people and customs of communities, large and small, that thrived throughout much of Europe, north Africa and the Middle East during the early part of the 20th century, but were changed irrevocably by the Holocaust. Seller Inventory # 219990
Book Description NYU Press 2001-07-01, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0814793568. Seller Inventory # 704147
Book Description New York University Press, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: As new. Abridged ed. 4to. 3 volumes. Geoffrey Wigoder, consulting editor Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Grey cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. "The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust captures these lost lives. It chronicles the people, habits, and customs of more than 6,500 Jewish communities that thrived during the early part of the twentieth century only to be changed irrevocably by the Holocaust." Illustrated with annotated b/w photographs and maps. Seller Inventory # 10962
Book Description Anlässlich seines Besuches im Konzentrationslager Buchenwald 2009 sagte Elie Wiesel, die Welt habe nichts gelernt aus den Schrecken der KZs: »Wie kann es sonst ein Darfur, ein Ruanda und ein Bosnien geben?« In der kurzen Zeit bis heute sind viele erschreckende Beispiele hinzugekommen. Diese Enzyklopädie in drei Bänden - Ergebnis einer 30-jährigen Forschungstätigkeit - zeichnet die Menschen, Gewohnheiten, Sitten und Gebräuche von mehr als 6.500 jüdischen Gemeinschaften vom Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts auf. Viele einzigartige Details von kleinen Dörfern, hölzernen Synagogen, dem Leben in den Dörfern und in den Städten werden so dem Vergessen entrissen. Anhand von Fotografien und anderen Zeitdokumenten werden auch der Holocaust und die letzten Momente im Leben dieser Verfolgten umfassend sichtbar gemacht. (Text engl.) 3 Bände à 24 x 30 cm, zus. 1769 S., zahlreiche Abb., geb. Seller Inventory # 739804
Book Description New York University Press, New York, 2001. Hard cover. Condition: New in new dust jacket. Illus. (illustrator). Abridged.. 3 volume set. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 3 vols. in box. 1824 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0001029
Book Description NYU Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Includes everything it's supposed to include. 3 volumes. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 872571
Book Description New York University Press, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New in box. Abridged ed. 4to. 3 volumes. Geoffrey Wigoder, consulting editor Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Grey cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. "The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust captures these lost lives. It chronicles the people, habits, and customs of more than 6,500 Jewish communities that thrived during the early part of the twentieth century only to be changed irrevocably by the Holocaust." Illustrated with annotated b/w photographs and maps. Seller Inventory # 41794