Reviews and Responses
Seventy years after the liberation of the camps, Holocaust scholarship remains as vibrant and self-renewing as ever. Important works have been published in recent years; many have helped to shift the spotlight onto topics to which too little attention had been paid. For example, researchers like Omer Bartov, Timothy Snyder and Robert DesBois have focused on the war in the East and mass murder in the western Soviet Union, where some one and a half million Jews were shot by firing squads in what is now often referred to, following DesBois and the title of his book, as the Holocaust by bullets. Wendy Lower’s Hitler’s Furies has re-opened the topic of the significant roles of women in the killing fields of the East. The access that scholars now have to archives that were previously unavailable is only one of many factors that suggest that Holocaust scholarship will continue to provide ever-new perspectives on what is already the most written about event in history.
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Gaies, Stephen J.
"Commandant of Lubizec: Fiction and the Holocaust in the Twilight of the Survivor Era,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 11:
1, Article 17.
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