German Yearbook of Contemporary History

Volume 1: Holocaust and Memory in Europe

Edited by Thomas Schlemmer and Alan E. Steinweis

This inaugural volume of the German Yearbook of Contemporary History is devoted to a central theme of recent historical scholarship: the Holocaust. Ulrich Herbert and Peter Hayes take stock of German contributions to Holocaust research, Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe examines the collective memory of the murder of the Jews in the Ukrainian diaspora, and Jürgen Zarusky critically evaluates the controversial notion of the "Bloodlands". The volume is rounded out by an English translation of the original 1953 article by Hans Rothfels in which a key document, the Gerstein Report, was first published, as well as a retrospective analysis of this important article by Valerie Hébert. Updates on recent German projects in the field of Holocaust history are also provided by Frank Bajohr and Susanne Heim.


"With its three judiciously selected pairs of articles on the historiography of the Holocaust, a classic documentary contribution of the VfZ on Kurt Gerstein, and the Holocaust in the East, especially the Ukraine, this exceptional initial volume of a projected annual yearbook on contemporary Germany wets the appetite for more." (Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)




Series Preface by Andreas Wirsching


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