Holocaust Memoir Digest: Survivors' Published Memoirs with Study Guide and Maps, Volume 3

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Esther Goldberg
Vallentine Mitchell, 2006 - Social Science - 120 pages
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The Holocaust Memoir Digest consists of detailed summaries of the published memoirs of Holocaust survivors. For some survivors, the need to write and record their eyewitness accounts began as soon as the war ended; for others, it is their advancing years that have created the impetus to publish their personal testimonies. These memoirs have become a body of knowledge, which the Holocaust Memoir Digest presents in a standardized format. The Digest uses quotations from each memoir to convey the experiences, personality, and perspective of the author in a concise and comprehensive manner.

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Contents

Primo Levi Survival in Auschwitz The Nazi Assault on Humanity
2
Leon Weliczker Wells The Janowska Road
20
Mel Mermelstein By Bread Alone The Story of A4685
40
Hana Greenfield Fragments of Memory From Kolin To Jerusalem
56
Introduction
87
General questions
102
SS positions and ranks mentioned in the memoirs
115
Study Guide Maps
125
Principal deportations to Treblinka August 1942 to January 1943
139
Treblinka
140
Deportations across Europe to Sobibor and Treblinka 1943
141
Deportations from Thrace and Macedonia 1943
142
Majdanek
143
Jews deported into Theresienstadt and out of Theresienstadt to their deaths
144
The Theresienstadt Ghetto
145
Deportations to AuschwitzBirkenau 19421944
146

European Borders 1942
127
Death Camps Concentration Camps and Transit Camps
128
Slave Labour Camps
129
Ghettos
130
The Warsaw Ghetto November 1940 to May 1943
131
Principal deportations to Chelmno December 1941September 1942
132
Chelmno
133
Principal deportations to Belzec 1942
134
Some of the deportations to Belzec from Germany MarchApril 1942
135
Belzec
136
Principal deportations to Sobibor 19421943
137
Sobibor
138
Auschwitz I II and III
147
Auschwitz Main Camp Auschwitz I
148
Birkenau Auschwitz II
148
Escape Route of Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler 725 April 1944
148
Slave Labour Camps in the Auschwitz region 19421944
149
Some of the Death Marches Summer 1944 to May 1945 on which 100000 Jews died
150
Jews Murdered Between 1 September 1939 and 7 May 1945
151
NonJews Recognized for Having Saved Jews From Death 19391945
154
Survivors of the Holocaust
155
A Geographic Comparison
156
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About the author (2006)

Martin Gilbert was born in London, England on October 25, 1936. He was sent to Canada during World War II, but returned on a liner bringing American troops to Britain in preparation for D-day. After national service in the intelligence corps, he was educated at Magdalen College at Oxford. He graduated from Oxford in 1960 and wrote his first book entitled The Appeasers. In 1961, after a year of research and writing, he was asked to join a team of researchers working for Winston Churchill. At the age of 25, he was formally inducted into the team, doing all of his own research. Gilbert became known as Churchill's official biographer, but he also wrote books on the Holocaust, the first and second world wars, and Jewish history. During his lifetime, he wrote over 80 books including Winston Churchill, Auschwitz and the Allies, The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy, The Jews of Hope: The Plight of Soviet Jewry Today, Shcharansky: Hero of Our Time, Letters to Auntie Fori: The 5,000-Year History of the Jewish People and Their Faith, and In Search of Churchill. He died after a long illness on February 3, 2015 at the age of 78.

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