Covering Western and Eastern Europe, this book looks at the Holocaust on the local level. It compares and contrasts the behaviour and attitude of neighbours in the face of the Holocaust. Topics covered include deportation programmes, relations between Jews and Gentiles, violence against Jews, perceptions of Jewish persecution, and reports of the Holocaust in the Jewish and non-Jewish press.
Beate Kosmala is Senior Researcher at The German Resistance Memorial Center, Berlin. Georgi Verbeeck is Professor of German History at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and Senior Lecturer at Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
Introduction: Beate Kosmala and Georgi Verbeeck 1: Jews and Non-Jews in the Aryanisation Process: Comparison of France and the Slovak State, 1939 - 1945 Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Ivan Kamenec and Eduard Nizoansky 2: Pograms and Massacres during the Summer of 1941 in the Lomya and Bialystock District: The Case of Radzilow Andrzej -bikowski 3: Holocaust in the Lithuanian Province: Case Studies of Jurbankas and Utea Christoph Dieckmann 4: Facing Deportation in Germany and the Netherlands: Survival in Hiding Marnix Croes and Beate Kosmala 5: Jews and their Social Environment: Perspectives from the Underground Press in Poland and France Daniel Blatman and Renee Poznanski 6: Cultural Memory and Legal Responses: Holocaust Denial in Belgium and Romania Mariana Hausleitner and Georgi Verbeeck