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The World Must Know

The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Michael Berenbaum

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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...

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

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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.

Clear and well organized... This beautifully produced book is worth considering for purchase in all libraries.

A comprehensive coverage from before the war till the arrival of survivors in America... The book is excellent.

An outstanding memorial propelling its images beyond museum walls.

The photographs scattered throughout The World Must Know are sharp and clear and usually chilling... a book worthy of any good library.

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Book Details

Publication Date
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Available
Trim Size
8.5
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11
Pages
260
ISBN
9780801883583
Illustration Description
250 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

From the Museum Director
From the Founding Director
Introduction
I. The Nazi Assault
II. The Holocaust
III. The Last Chapter
Afterword
Bibliographical Note
About the Museum
Acknowledgments
Index

Author Bio
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Michael Berenbaum

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).