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The Persecution of the Jews in Photographs : Netherlands 1940-1945 - Rene Kok

The Persecution of the Jews in Photographs

Netherlands 1940-1945

Hardcover Published: 19th August 2019
ISBN: 9789462583160
Number Of Pages: 192

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The Persecution of the Jews in Photographs, the Netherlands 1940-1945 is the first book of its kind on the subject. Both the professional photographers commissioned by the occupying forces and amateurs took moving photographs.

On 10 May 1940, the day of the German invasion, there were 140,000 Jewish inhabitants living in the Netherlands. The full extent of their terrible fate only became known after the war: at least 102,000 were murdered, died of mistreatment or were worked to death in the Nazi camps. This tragedy has had a profound effect on Dutch society.

Photographic archives and private collections were consulted in the Netherlands and abroad. Extensive background data was researched, which means that the moving pictures have an even greater force of expression. The result is an overwhelming collection of almost 400 photographs, accompanied by detailed captions.

About the Authors

Rene Kok and Erik Somers are historians who work at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies.

Industry Reviews

"We all know the who, what, when and where of the Holocaust, but the why is a mystery still," an archivist said. "If you can get bystander photos, that explains a little bit of the why."--The New York Times

ISBN: 9789462583160
ISBN-10: 9462583161
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 19th August 2019
Publisher: Uitgeverij WBOOKS
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 24.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 2.22

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