Page 73 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 35

Basic HTML Version

LEVI / SOME OF ISRAEL’S RESEARCH INSTITUTES
63
Vashem
and other bodies; some of them ought to be translated.
But no doubt mention should be made of the
P inkas ha -K eh illo t ,
begun in 1969—a series of encyclopedic surveys of Jewish com­
munities tha t were wiped out. The volumes tha t have appeared
so far deal with each of the following: Rumania, Bavaria, H un ­
gary and Lodz.
Finally, after all this research and publication, it became ap­
parent that there might be a need for more organized coordina­
tion. Thus it came about tha t in 1974 there was established
the “Center for Holocaust Research,” whose purpose it is to
initiate research projects at
Yad Vashem ,
coordinate re­
search conducted jointly by
Yad Vashem
and Israeli uni­
versities, and supervise the scientific aspects of the works
published at
Yad Vashem.
At the moment the Center has plans for eight research projects:
1) A study of anti-Jewish legislation in the T h ird Reich—
jointly with Bar-Ilan University.
2) A collection of the key documents concerning the “Final
Solution” in the various countries of occupied Europe, indicating
the Jewish reaction in each location.
3) An examination of the contacts and relations between
Jews and Poles during World War Two, a project to be carried
out jointly with the Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the
Hebrew University.
4) An expanded and revised edition of the writings of Mor-
decai Tennenbaum, as preserved in the underground archive
of the Bialystok Ghetto. This is to be done in conjunction with
the Ghetto Fighters House.
5) A study of the underground press in the Warsaw Ghetto.
6) A bibliography of articles on the Holocaust in the Hebrew
periodical press during 1961-1974.
7) A study of the relief and rescue activties conducted by the
Palestinian Jewish Community during the Holocaust.
8) A comprehensive history of the Holocaust period, 1939 to
1945.