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Louis Weber

Contributing Writers
Marilyn J. Harran, Ph.D.
Dieter Kuntz, Ph.D.
Russel Lemmons, Ph.D.
Robert A. Michael, Ph.D.
Keith Pickus, Ph.D.
John K. Roth, Ph.D.

Abraham J. Edelheit, Ph.D.

Contributing Consultants
Marilyn J. Harran, Ph.D.
Robert A. Michael, Ph.D.
Alexander Rossino, Ph.D.
John K. Roth, Ph.D.

Eric Epstein
Philip Rosen, Ph.D.

Fact Checkers
Robert Brown
Julie Courtwright
Wendy Henry
Ann Mann Millin
Jennifer Rosenberg
Alexander Rossino, Ph.D.

Photo Researchers
Rose Lerer Cohen
Oliver Gottfried
Marla Seidell

Map Illustrators
Susan and Mark Carlson

Rita Tatum

Marilyn Harran, Ph.D., is professor of religion and history at Chapman University (CA). She has taught courses on “Germany and the Holocaust: From Anti-Semitism to Final Solution” and “Topics in the Holocaust: Perpetrators, Victims, and Bystanders.” She also assisted Thomas Blatt in preparing his publication Sobibór: The Forgotten Revolt. She has served on the Orange County Advisory Board on Pluralism and Diversity of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. She is a member of the Leo Baeck Institute.

Dieter Kuntz, Ph.D., has taught at the University of Kansas, and was a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa, where he taught modern German history. Courses taught include “Hitler and Nazi Germany,” “Inside Hitler’s Germany,” and “Germany Since 1914: Weimar, Hitler, and After.” He is coauthor and editor of Inside Hitler’s Germany: A Documentary History of Life in the Third Reich. As a guest speaker, he has lectured on “The Rise of the Nazis.” He also has prepared materials for the television video course “Never Again: Understanding the Holocaust,” which was sponsored by the American Institute of Jewish Studies.

Russel Lemmons, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at Jacksonville State University (AL), where he served as a member of the Holocaust Commemoration Committee. He has developed and taught courses such as “Rise and Fall of Hitler” and “History of the Holocaust.” He is the author of Goebbels and “Der Angriff,” and contributed to Representations of Jews Through the Ages. He has presented papers on “Confronting Holocaust Denial” and “Nazi Propaganda and the Proletariat.”

Robert Ashley Michael, Ph.D., is professor of European history at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he has taught the Holocaust for 21 years. He has published extensively on the Holocaust and the history of antisemitism, including the books The Holocaust: A Chronology and Documentary, The Radicals and Nazi Germany, and Fatal Vision. His articles often appear in publications such as Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Martyrdom and Resistance and Menorah Review, where he served as contributing editor. He is coeditor of the scholarly Internet interest groups H-ANTISEMITISM, H-W-CIV (History of Western Civilization), and formerly of H-HOLOCAUST. In addition to his contributions as a writer on this project, he also served as map and timeline consultant.

Keith Pickus, Ph.D., is assistant professor in modern European and German history at Wichita State University. Courses taught include “Hitler’s Third Reich,” “The Holocaust,” “The Jewish Experience in Christian Europe,” and “Antisemitism and Nationalism in Modern Europe.” He is the author of the forthcoming book Constructing Modern Identities: Jewish University Students in Germany, 1815–1914, and has published numerous journal articles including “Tapestries of German Jewish Identity” and “German Jewish Identity in the Kaiserreich.” He has lectured publicly on “Making Meaning of the Holocaust.” He is a member of the Association of Jewish Studies and the Leo Baeck Institute.

John K. Roth, Ph.D., is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College (CA). He has served as Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop the course “Perspectives on the 20th Century: The Holocaust.” He has published hundreds of articles and reviews and is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 25 books, including A Consuming Fire: Encounters with Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust, Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy (with Richard L. Rubenstein), and Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust (edited with Carol Rittner). He presently serves on the selection committee for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and on the editorial board of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and has served on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. In addition to his contributions as a writer, he also served as sidebar consultant on this project.

Abraham Edelheit, Ph.D., is a researcher on the Presidentís Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and an adjunct professor of history at Kingsborough Community College of City University of New York (CUNY). He serves as Jewish history editor for Jewish Book World, published by the Jewish Book Council, and has worked as a researcher/writer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His numerous publications include the three-volume Bibliography on Holocaust Literature and books such as History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary, A World in Turmoil: An Integrated Chronology of the Holocaust and World War II, and The Yishuv in the Shadow of the Holocaust: Zionist Politics and Rescue Aliya, 1933–1939. His latest book is History of Zionism: A Handbook and Dictionary. He served as editor on and contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust and also contributed articles to the Students Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.



Thanks are expressed to the following people for special assistance, materials, and/or information:

Michael Berenbaum
Jack Berger
Dodge Color, Inc.
Phil Drell
William Elperin—President, The ď1939Ē Club
Genya Markon—United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Valerie Ben Or—Yad Vashem Photo Archives
Frau Berit Pistora—Bundesarchiv
Zippi Rosenne—Beth Hatefutsoth Photo Archives
David Shore
Herman Spertus—Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Howard Sulkin—President, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Leslie Swiftformer Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
Ed Vebell

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