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Holocaust Museum Releases Encyclopedia Of Nazi Camps And Ghettos

(JTA) — The first two volumes of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s comprehensive record of Nazi-established persecution sites are now available.

The first two volumes of the Museum’s “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945,” are now freely accessible in their entirety on the Museum’s website, the museum announced.

Printed editions of the Encyclopedia will still be offered through the publisher, Indiana University Press.

“Holocaust scholars, legal experts, teachers, students, and—most importantly—survivors and their families will now have this indispensable resource and memorial at their fingertips,” says Wendy Lower, acting director of the Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

The volumes are available exactly as they appear in book form but are searchable PDF files.

Volume I covers the early camps that the SA, the SS and the German police set up in the months after the Nazi seizure of power, as well as the system of concentration camps, sub-camps and construction brigade bases that existed under the SS Business Administration Main Office. The second volume describes the ghettos in German-occupied Eastern Europe. Together, the two volumes cover more than 2,200 sites, many of which are described nowhere else in English.

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