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The Geographical Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary
edited by Randolph L. Braham
foreword by Elie Wiesel
Northwestern University Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-0-8101-2916-0
Library of Congress Classification DS135.H9G395 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.53180943903

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The illustrated three-volume Geographical Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary is a definitive, authoritative, and magisterial resource, thorough and exhaustive. It documents and chronicles the wartime fate of the Jewish communities in that country where virulent antisemitism is anything but dead, even today. With scores of detailed maps and hundreds of photographs, this reference work is organized alphabetically by county, each prefaced with a map and a con­textual history describing its Jewish population up to and into 1944.

Entries track the demographic, cultural, and religious changes in even the smallest communities where Jews lived before their marginalization, dispossession, ghettoization, and, finally, deportation to labor and death camps. The encyclope­dia endows scholars and lay researchers with both panoramic and microscopic views of the virtually last-minute destruction of most of the Jews of Hungary, until then the last sizable sur­viving Jewish community in occupied Europe.


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