Belgium and the Holocaust: Jews, Belgians, Germans

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Dan Mikhman
Berghahn Books, 1998 - 593 pages
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Historical research on the Holocaust has not dealt evenly with all the persecuted Jewish communities. The fate of the Jews in Belgium has been relatively neglected.

Since what little has been published or written is in either Dutch or French, the material has been largely unavailable to readers outside West Europe. This volume is the first of its kind in English. A variety of researchers from Belgium, France, and Israel discuss issues such as the make-up of Belgian Jewry before the war; Nazi anti-Jewish policies; the attitudes of various segements of Belgian society to the Jews before, during, and after the occupation; Jewish strategies and activities for survival; the problematics of reconstruction in the aftermath of the war; the contacts with the Yishuv in Palestine; emigration to the United States; and the policies of postwar commemoration.

 

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The Zionist Kaleidoscope in Belgium
43
Jewish Immigration and Communism in Belgium 19251939
63
The Attitude of the Belgian Roman Catholic Clergy Toward the Jews
117
Antwerps Attitude Toward the Jews from 1918 to 1940 and
159
The Belgian Catholics and the Jews During the German Occupation
225
Resistance Movements and the Jewish Question
273
The Attitude of the Belgian GovernmentinExile in London
287
The Rescue of Jewish Children in Belgium During World War II
307
The Belgian Zionist Youth Movements During the Nazi Occupation
373
The Contacts Between the World Hechaluz Center in Geneva
397
Jewish Orphanages in Belgium Under the German Occupation
419
PostKristallnacht GermanJewish Refugee
433
Felix Nussbaum The Impact of Persecution on the Art of
457
The Jewish Brigade in Belgium
477
Portrait of a Refugee Community in New York
499
A Preliminary Study on How Belgian
523

The Fate of the Jewish Communities in the North of France
327
Three Strategies for Coping
347
The Contributors
559
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À propos de l'auteur (1998)

Dan Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History and Chair of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. He is Chief Historian at the Yad Vashem International Institute of Holocaust Research. His work has been published in 11 languages and deals with modern Jewish history and the history of Dutch Jewry, with a focus on the Holocaust. His books include Bimay Shoa Ufkuda (Days of Holocaust and Reckoning), Het Liberale Jodendom in Nederland, 1929 1943 (Liberal Jewry in the Netherlands 1929 1943), and Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective: Conceptualizations, Terminology, Approaches and Fundamental Issues, and he is co-author of Pinkas: Geschiedenis van de joodse gemeenschap in Nederland (Pinkas: The History of the Jewish Community in the Netherlands). Volumes he has edited include Post-Ziyonut ve-Shoa (Post-Zionism and the Holocaust); Belgium and the Holocaust: Germans, Belgians, Jews; Les intellectuels face l'affaire Dreyfus: alors et aujourd'hui (Intellectuals Responding to the Dreyfus Affair: Then and Now; co-edited with Roselyne Koren); Remembering the Holocaust in Germany, 1945 2000: German Strategies and Jewish Responses; Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations: Belgium; Hashoa Bahistoriya Hayehudit: Historiografiya, Toda'a u-Farshanut (The Holocaust in Jewish History: Historiography, Consciousness, Interpretations); and Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence, Challenges, Polemics and Achievements (co-edited with David Bankier).

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