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 CEO 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.