The intention of this book is to focus on the unprecedented nature of the German assault on the Jews. Its purpose, therefore, is to provide the reader with the facts of the Holocaust with an emphasis on the central role Jews played in the Nazi genocide. The introductory essay provides the reader with an historical overview of the Holocaust, and is followed by individual entries on the subject. An extensive bibliography and chronology further supplement the usefulness of this volume. This volume is intended to be an easy-to-use reference tool for both the history scholar and student.
Jack R. Fischel is chair of the history department at Millersville University. He coedited Jewish American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (1992), which received the Association of Jewish Libraries award as the outstanding Judaica reference book. He coedited five volumes of the Holocuast Studies Annual and published The Holocaust (1998). Dr. Fischel has also contributed articles and reviews on the Holocaust to many publications, including Congress Monthly, Midstream, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 3 Chronology Part 4 Introduction Part 5 THE DICTIONARY Part 6 BIBLIOGRAPHY Part 7 About the Author