Titel: The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Autor/en: Michael Berenbaum
Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Dezember 2005 - kartoniert - 260 Seiten
Opened in April 1993, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., summons all who enter its portals to rise to an important and extraordinary challenge: to remember and immortalize the 6 million Jews and millions of other Nazi victims of World War II - Gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, the handicapped, Jehovah's Witnesses, political and religious dissidents, Soviet prisoners of war - who were murdered in the most horrifying event of our time: the Holocaust. The World Must Know depicts the evolution of the Holocaust comprehensively, as it is presented in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - the living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust that tells a story the world must know in the most moving and powerful visual and verbal way. Drawing on the museum's artifacts and its extensive eyewitness testimony collection, the second largest in the world, and including over 200 photographic images from the museum's collections, The World Must Know details the four major historical participants: the perpetrator, the bystander, the rescuer, and, above all, the victim. The World Must Know journeys back to a time when Jewish culture thrived in Europe, to family Shabbat dinners and joyous Passover celebrations where the lighting of the candles was done before unshuttered windows, and proceeds to that point when the most unspeakable evil in history began, and then bears witness to the most horrifying shattering of innocent lives. Starting with the rise of nazism, The World Must Know reveals the human stories of the Holocaust, documenting the range of psychological extremes from the evil of the Nazi doctors whostaffed the death camps and determined "who shall live and who shall die", to the nobility of ordinary citizens, like those in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who risked their own lives by offering their homes as havens to refugee Jews, to the horror of entire famil
Michael Berenbaum has served as president of Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, as deputy director of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, and as project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors (Bulfinch, 2003).
An excellent choice for those who are not well acquainted with the subject or who need a concise synopsis; it will inspire readers to visit the museum and will enhance the experience of those who do. Library Journal Clear and well organized... This beautifully produced book is worth considering for purchase in all libraries. -- Paula Rohrlick Kliatt 2006 A comprehensive coverage from before the war till the arrival of survivors in America... The book is excellent. Jewish Chronicle 2006 An outstanding memorial propelling its images beyond museum walls. California Bookwatch 2006 The photographs scattered throughout The World Must Know are sharp and clear and usually chilling... a book worthy of any good library. -- Sheldon Kirshner Canadian Jewish News 2006 An excellent introduction to the Holocaust... It belongs in all public, academic, school, and synagogue libraries. -- Barbara M. Bibel Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter 2006