Essays from the Colloquium at CUNY Graduate Center May 2003

by David Bankier, Editor

ISBN:978-1-929631-60-5 • paper 2006

$ 23.00

When and how did the Allies find out about the Holocaust and what were the intelligence sources that delivered the information? This fundamental collection of research studies digs deeply into that sensitive topic and sheds new light on the realities of code breaking and understanding of what was happening in Nazi occupied Europe during the Second World War. Documents with their sources have been assembled from many previously closed archives.

Prof. David Bankier is the Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies and the Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research – Yad Vashem. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned his doctorate degree in Jewish history. A Lady Davis fellow, heads the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s section for Studies in anti-Semitism and the Holocaust at the Institute for Contemporary Jewry. Over the years, he has been visiting professor at universities in London, the United States, South Africa, and South America.

Prof. Gerhard L. Weinberg was born in Hanover, Germany, on January 1, 1928. His father was a judge who had been wounded, decorated and promoted during the First World War. He went to school in Hanover during the early Nazi years up to the 5th grade, when he was expelled like all Jewish children following Kristallnacht in November 1938. Most of his father’s family was murdered in the Holocaust. The family arrived in the United States on September 10, 1940. Gerhard Weinberg went to graduate school at the University of Chicago for an MA and PhD in 1949 and 1951. For many years Gerhard Weinberg taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to numerous professional offices, he was a consultant to and resident scholar at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and served on the historical advisory committees of the US Air Force, the Army, and the Department of Defense. Gerhard L. Weinberg is the author, editor or co-author of ten books among them A World At Arms and Hitler’s Second Book. He is also the author of about 100 articles, chapters, and other publication.



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