Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Recognizing the need for reliable and up-to-date reference works for the study of the Holocaust, The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum along with Indiana University Press is producing a 7‑volume encyclopedia describing the more than 20,000 camps and ghettos that the Nazis and their allies operated from Norway to North Africa and from France to Russia called The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933 – 1945 (Geoffrey P. Megargee, ed.). This reference work will provide detailed operation on each individual site as well as source information to aid further research.
The first volume, due out next Friday (June 12th), covers three groups of camps: the early camps that the Nazis established in the first year of Hitler’s rule, the major SS concentration camps with their constellations of subcamps, and the special camps for Polish and German children and adolescents.
A fine addition to your local library’s Holocaust Studies collection. Read more here
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.