Ashes in the Wind: The Destruction of Dutch Jewry

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Wayne State University Press, 1988 - Social Science - 556 pages
 

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I am just re-reading the book, which I bought a couple of years ago as part of my research in the Holocaust, aiming to complete a PhD.
It is written in a scholarly style but is not stilted or
difficult to read. There are many touches of irony and even personal feelings, which some have criticized in historical writing; I find this evidence of the author's own experience moving and justified.
I would say that this is a brilliant book, superbly written, telling the almost unbelievable story of the Holocaust in Holland.
Shirley Day
 

Contents

Introduction
1
TOWARDS ISOLATION
7
FROM ISOLATION TO DEPORTATION
76
THE DEPORTATIONS
135
THE STATE WITHIN A STATE
214
ASPECTS OF PERSECUTION
278
INTO HIDING
381
THE TRANSIT CAMPS
406
MURDER
479
EPILOGUE
536
INDEX
549
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About the author (1988)

Amir Sumaka’ i Fink is a graduate student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Jacob Press is a graduate student in the Department of English at Duke University.

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