Anna Hájková, a former fellow of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, has published in an American edition the results of her research on the social history of the Thersienstadt camp between 1941 and 1945.
Born into a modest Jewish family living on the borders of Romania and Hungary, Elisabeth was deported to Auschwitz in June 1944. The only survivor of her family, she chose France for her new life and founded a large family with her husband, whom she met during the bombing.
In the immediate post-war period, the French National Railways (SNCF) was celebrated for its acts of heroism. However, recent debates have revealed the ways the SNCF was actively complicit in the deportation of 75,000 people. Sarah Federman delves into the interconnected roles—perpetrator, victim, and hero—the company took on during the Shoah.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Barbie trial, the Maison d'Izieu organized in May 2017 a day of meetings and exchanges with five major players in the hearings and seven eminent European historians, lawyers and political representatives. This book presents a transcription of these reflections.
As the heirs of a culture where sacred and profane intertwine, Jews were the first to embark on the adventure of the human sciences that marked the 19th century. This encounter between Judaism and modernity sheds new light on French political and intellectual history.
How and why did 75% of Jews escape death in France under the Occupation, despite the Nazi extermination plan and the collaboration of the Vichy regime? Jacques Semelin takes a fresh look at the tactics of daily life that allowed the persecuted to escape roundups and deportations.
In this dual autobiography, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justice and fighting for the memory of all those who died in the Holocaust.
The female guards in Nazi concentration camps occupied a key position in the camp chain of command between male SS leaders and female prisoner-functionaries. These women were responsible for a considerable part of the violence routinely perpetrated against female camp inmates.
The present anthology is the result of the 20th Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Concentration Camps that took place in Minsk, Belarus in April 2015. It assembles research papers of up-and-coming scholars from Western and Eastern Europe who, from different perspectives, deal with problems of political, economic and ideological processes and dynamics in the context of the German policy of occupation, annihilation and forced labour.
This book collects all the speeches given by Simone Veil as president of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah from 2002 to 2007. As a survivor of Auschwitz, she speaks from the bottom of her heart and her own memory, matured and enhanced by her national and international political experience.