International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.)

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.)

Mass Murder of People with Disabilities and the Holocaust


IHRA series, vol. 5

Edited by Brigitte Bailer and Juliane Wetzel

In Germany and occupied Austria, people with disabilities were the first to fall victim to National Socialist mass murder, propagated under the euphemistic term of “euthanasia”. For racist and economic reasons they were deemed unfit to live. The means and methods used in these crimes were applied later during the Holocaust— perpetrators of these first murders became experts in the death camps of the so-called “Aktion Reinhardt”. Over the course of World War II the National Socialists aimed to exterminate people with disabilities in the occupied territories of Western Europe, and also in Eastern Europe.
This publication presents the results of the latest research on these murders in the German occupied territories, as discussed at an IHRA conference held in Bern in November 2017.

Download cover Inhaltsverzeichnis März 2019 ISBN:
260 Seiten

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.)

Refugee Policies from 1933 until Today: Challenges and Responsibilities


IHRA series, vol. 4

Edited by Steven T. Katz and Juliane Wetzel

The fourth volume in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance publication series presents the outcome of a conference, held in February 2017 organized in cooperation with the Holy See in Rome, on refugee policy from the 1930s to the present day. Pope Francis has referred to the plight of refugees today as “the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.” At a time when the current situation of refugees in Europe and the Middle East continues to dominate the news and the political arena, this volume brings together experts in Holocaust history, representatives of the Holy See and experts dealing with issues of law and human rights to reflect on the past with a view to constructively informing positive, ethically responsible and rational policymaking today. Looking to the past, we are reminded of what happens when xenophobia, racial hatred and antisemitism go unchecked in society, and when governments succumb to right-wing nationalist political movements. The message here is clear: hate and prejudice undermine the democratic political order and they are abetted by indifference. This was true in the 1930s and 1940s and it is just as true today.

Download cover Inhaltsverzeichnis Februar 2018 ISBN:
238 Seiten

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.)

Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust


IHRA series, vol. 3

Edited by Monique Eckmann, Doyle Stevick and Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

How is the Holocaust taught in schools? How do students make sense of this challenging subject? How are people affected by visits to Holocaust memorial sites? Empirical research on teaching and learning about the Holocaust that tackles these and other questions has grown rapidly over the past fifteen years, a period marked by the professionalization and expansion of the field. In 2013, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) decided to carry out a study to establish a picture of this emerging field of research. A multilingual expert team mandated to collect and review research in fifteen languages identified nearly 400 studies resulting in more than 600 publications. Three years of work resulted in this book, which carries the field beyond anecdotal reflections and moral arguments. This systematic review includes research conducted in most IHRA Member Countries as well as several non-member countries. The multilingual focus of the project enables cross-cultural analyses and the transfer of knowledge between various regions and countries. The book’s two parts present the research by language and by selected themes. This innovative transnational, translingual study reflects IHRA’s core mission: to shape and advance teaching and learning about the Holocaust worldwide.

Download cover Inhaltsverzeichnis Februar 2017 ISBN:
404 Seiten

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.)

Bystanders, Rescuers or Perpetrators?

The Neutrals and the Shoah

IHRA series, vol. 2

Editors: Corry Guttstadt (Project Coordinator) Thomas Lutz (Topography of Terror Foundation, Berlin) Bernd Rother (Willy Brandt Foundation, Berlin) Yessica San Román (Centro Sefarad-Israel, Madrid)

The volume Bystanders, Rescuers or Perpetrators? The Neutral Countries and the Shoah offers a trans-national, comparative perspective on the varied reactions of the neutral countries to the Nazi persecution and murder of the European Jews. It examines the often ambivalent policies of these states towards Jewish refugees as well as towards their own Jewish nationals living in German-occupied countries. By breaking down persistent myths, this volume contributes to a more nuanced understanding of an under-researched chapter of Holocaust history and also considers the challenges and opportunities related to Holocaust education and remembrance in the neutral countries.

Buchbesprechung von Wolf Kaiser, [16.9.2016]


Download cover Inhaltsverzeichnis März 2016 ISBN:
336 Seiten

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International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.)

Killing Sites

Research and Remembrance

IHRA series, vol. 1

More than 2,000,000 Jews were killed by shooting during the Holocaust at several thousand mass killing sites across Europe. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) aims to raise awareness of this centrally important aspect of the Holocaust by bringing together organizations and individuals dealing with the subject. This publication is the first relatively comprehensive and up-to-date anthology on the topic that reflects both the research and the fieldwork on the killing sites.

Download cover Inhaltsverzeichnis März 2015 ISBN:
234 Seiten