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Book of the Month - August 2014

Our August 'Book of the Month' is a critically acclaimed collection of essays, based on multi-disciplinary research and innovative teaching methods that provide new perspectives on the Holocaust. With 17 scholarly articles, ‘The Holocaust: Memories and History’, analyses testimonies, photographs, documents, literature and films, as well as teaching methods in Holocaust education.

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“Among the many books on the Holocaust, this one is distinguished by the originality of its contributions and its multi-dimensionality. It brings us new information about Soviet Jewish writings, very early Holocaust films, the value of oral testimonies, and methods of teaching about the Holocaust. The chapters, most of which originated as papers at the Millersville University Conferences on the Holocaust and Genocide in 2010–2012, offer fresh perspectives on the Holocaust. They deal not only with the history of the Holocaust, but the role of memories, photo documents, literature and films in understanding it. The book contains valuable and thought-provoking correctives to common perceptions and misperceptions. A striking theme is how politics have affected our understandings, as in the low profile of Babi Yar among Nazi atrocities, western dismissal of Soviet photographs, and the blocking of films about the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish government. This is truly an original contribution that should be used with great profit by scholars and students.”

—Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Political Science and Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan


“This important and innovative collection of essays provides a mass of new material on different aspects of the Holocaust, including the relative importance of mass executions and of death camps in the genocide, on the way the Holocaust was recorded and envisaged in photographs, literature and film and on the problem of how the history of these tragic events can best be taught. It is essential reading for all those interested in the tragedy of the Jewish people during the Second World War.”

—Antony Polonsky, Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Chief Historian, Permanent Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

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