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  • Jules Schelvis: Inside the Gates , A report of two years in German extermination and concentration camps

    Being a Jew, Jules Schelvis, born in Amsterdam in 1921, was captured and deported together with his wife Rachel and her family, via Westerbork to Sobibor. His skills as a printer allowed him to survive with eighteen other people from a total of 34.313 Jews who were deported to Sobibor.

  • Rochelle G. Saidel: The Jewish Women of Ravensbruck Concentration camp

    Located about fifty miles north of Berlin, Ravensbruck was the only major Nazi concentration camp for women. During its six years of operation, there was a total of about 20.000 Jewish women in the camp. Drawing upon more than sixty narratives and interviews of survivors in the United States, Israel, and Europe as well as unpublished testimonies, documents, and photographs from private archives, Rochelle Saidel provides a vivid collective and individual portrait of Ravensbruck's Jewish women prisoners.

  • Robert Satloff: Among the Righteous, Lost stories from the Holocaust's long reach into Arab Lands

    Robert Satloff tries to enlighten the much neglected topic of Holocaust research in Arab countries. Posing the question "Did any Arabs save any Jews during the Holocaust?" he "set off [..] to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves, and their own history".

  • Jules Schelvis: Sobibor: a history of a Nazi death camp

    "Sobibor", written by Holocaust Survivor Jules Schelvis is "a carefully researched and closely argued academic text that has employed the available testimonies and postwar trial documents to produce a comprehensive history of the camp."

  • Thomas Toivi Blatt: From the Ashes of Sobibor.

    When Blatt arrived in the Nazi extermination camp of Sobibor he was 15 years old. While all of his family was sent to the gas chamber in front of his eyes, Blatt was chosen for "Arbeitseinsatz" that means assigned to work as a shoe shiner for Karl August Frenzel, commandant at Sobibor.


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