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The Holocaust encyclopediaUser Review - Book Verdict
Cochair of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, Laqueur has assembled a virtual "Who's Who" of Holocaust scholars to provide both brief and detailed entries on the major players, events, concepts, and themes in contemporary Holocaust studies. Although the encyclopedia provides only brief articles on individuals, with the exception of figures such as Adolf Hitler, it refers readers to more detailed analyses in thematic articles, where these individuals receive their due. Fortunately, these longer entries do not come at the expense of information on individuals but treat their topics thoroughly. The encyclopedia also contains articles of contemporary relevance, such as "Holocaust Denial" and "Cinema and Television." Bibliographic references are not included, even with longer entries, although there is a bibliographic essay at the end of the volume. While Donald Niewyk and Francis Nicosia's recent The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust (LJ 3/15/01) is more a research tool for those doing in-depth investigation, the Laqueur volume is a wonderful compendium of state-of-the-art research and an easy reference for readers on all levels who need factual and conceptual information. Jointly, the two works cover most of the topics that should be addressed. Recommended for all libraries. Frederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus Ctr. of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati ...
its good for research and projects