The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Paperback)

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The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Paperback)

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The World Must Know depicts the evolution of the Holocaust comprehensively, as it is presented in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.D., honors the six-million Jews and millions of other victims of the Nazis during World War II--a memorial to the past and a living reminder of the moral obligations of societies and individuals. The World Must Know documents the compelling human stories of the Holocaust as told in the Museum's renowned Permanent Exhibition. This second edition is based on the substantive increase in knowledge of the Holocaust over the past dozen years and information from archives that had been inaccessible to researchers until after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the communist regimes of Easten and Central Europe.

This revised edition is enhanced with new insights and updates based on archival information that had been inaccessible to researchers until after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Communist regimes of Eastern and Central Europe. It includes new photographs, redrawn charts, a new section on the Holocaust in Greece, an updated bibliography, and a new foreword by the museum director.

"The World Must Know by Michael Berenbaum is a skillfully organized and clearly told account of the German Holocaust that consumed, with unparalleled malevolence, six million Jews and millions of innocent others--Protestants, Catholics, Poles, Russians, Gypsies, the handicapped, and so many others, adults and children. This important book, a vital guide through the unique corridors of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., merits the widest of audiences." --Chaim Potok, author of The Chosen and The Promise

Published on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, situated among our national monuments to freedom in Washington, D.C., is America's national institution for the documentation and study of Holocaust history and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The Museum's mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy, to preserve the memory of those who suffered, and to encourage reflection upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as one's own responsibilities in a pluralistic democracy and a globalized world.
Product Details ISBN: 9780801883583
ISBN-10: 080188358X
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2005
Pages: 260
Language: English