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Berenbaum, Michael 1945-

Works: 154 works in 348 publications in 3 languages and 15,870 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Drama  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Film editor, Interviewee, Commentator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Berenbaum
The world must know : the history of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting with the rise of nazism, The World Must Know reveals the human stories of the Holocaust, documenting the range of psychological extremes from the evil of the Nazi doctors who staffed the death camps and determined "who shall live and who shall die," to the nobility of ordinary citizens, like those in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who risked their own lives by offering their homes as havens to refugee Jews, to the horror of entire families as they received sudden orders to pack up only what they could carry, leave their homes, and report to a train station for "resettlement in the East," a euphemism for deportation to Auschwitz, Treblinka, Sobibor, and other death or concentration camps. The powerful and evocative images in The World Must Know tell the stories of hope and death - the grim reality of the ghettos, the mass murders of the mobile killing units, the concentration camps, and the death camps, as well as the brave and heart-wrenching stories of resistance and rescue, through which we see the human necessity for - and the ultimate power of - personal choice." "More than a catalogue of the museum's exhibit, The World Must Know is a study and exploration of the Holocaust that fulfills the commandment from those who perished, which seared the souls of those who survived: Remember. Do not let the world forget. This is a significant contribution to our understanding of the history of the Holocaust that will not only memorialize the past by educating the generations that follow but also transform the future by sensitizing those who will shape it. That is the challenge to, and the responsibility of, all survivors everywhere."--Jacket
Anatomy of the Auschwitz death camp( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned by the U.S. Holocaust Research Institute." ... Principal sections of the book address the institutional history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there, the profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of the inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. A major study of the design and construction of the gas chambers and crematoria reveals the economic competitiveness, bureaucratic struggles, and technological sophistication behind the manufacture of the machinery that was used to murder and incinerate thousands daily ..."
The Holocaust and history : the known, the unknown, the disputed, and the reexamined( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This benchmark volume of extraordinary scope, depth, and power presents the results of nearly fifty years of scholarship on the Holocaust by the world's most eminent researchers. Fifty-four chapters probe such topics as Nazi politics, racial ideology, leadership, and bureaucracy; the phases of the Holocaust from definition to expropriation, ghettoization, deportation, and the death camps, etc
Before night falls by Cunningham O'Keefe( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Encyclopaedia Judaica by Fred Skolnik( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures
The world must know : the history of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Michael Berenbaum( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on eyewitness accounts, artifacts, and photographs to tell the story of the perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, and victims of the Holocaust
The bombing of Auschwitz : should the allies have attempted it?( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays on questions surrounding a proposed Allied bombing campaign on Auschwitz in 1944
Holocaust : religious and philosophical implications( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications is an anthology specifically designed for use as a textbook for courses on the Holocaust in universities and adult study groups. It is a complilation of what are now "classic" pieces in the voluminous literature on the Holocaust - pieces by Raul Hilberg, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, George Steiner, Richard Rubenstein and Irving Greenberg - all organized around what the editors have found to be the most often asked questions by their students: (1) Is the Holocaust unique? (2) What really happened in the ghettos and death camps? (3) Who knew what was going on? (4) How could people do the things they did? (5) What about God? Governed by the thesis that the Holocaust left fundamental questions, Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications, in addition to being organized around the five themes identified above, addresses the multiple implications of complexities such as resistance during the Holocaust, and Jewish and Christian identity after Auschwitz. --
A film unfinished( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death Mills: "Directed by...Billy Wilder for the U.S. War Department in 1945, [this film] was originally intended for screening in occupied Germany and Austria and featured a German language soundtrack...[T]he first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder." -- Onscreen menu
Witness to the Holocaust( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "is an illustrated documentary history of the Nazis' largely successful effort to eradicate the Jews and other 'undesirables' of Europe, told in the words of its victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. Drawing on the most current research in the field of Holocaust Studies, and including Michael Berenbaum's insightful commentary, the book covers: The Boycott, The First Regulatory Assault against Jews, Early Efforts at Spiritual Resistance, The Nuremberg Laws, The Conference at Evian, The November Pogroms, The Beginning of Ghettoization, The Judenrat, A Mosaic of Victims, The Einsatzgruppen, Babi Yar, The Call to Arms, Hitler's Plan to Exterminate the Jews, The Killers, Choiceless Choices, The End of a Ghetto, The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, What was Known in the West, Why Auschwitz Was Not Bombed, Liberation and Its Aftermath, and the Nuremberg Trials."
The vision of the void : theological reflections on the works of Elie Wiesel by Michael Berenbaum( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary witness Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the American film and television industry's response to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi persecution of the Jews before, during, and after World War II. Uses film clips, newsreel footage and interviews of filmmakers and Holocaust survivors
A Mosaic of victims : non-Jews persecuted and murdered by the Nazis( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After tragedy and triumph : essays in modern Jewish thought and the American experience by Michael Berenbaum( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of the American Jews are seen in relation to the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel. He traces the Holocaust's impact on contemporary Jewish thought and on Western civilization
Not your father's antisemitism : hatred of the Jews in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays by sixteen prominent scholars from diverse disciplines investigate antisemitism in the contemporary world debunking the fear that the 1930s is being revisited and discussing what is unique about 21st century antisemitism"--Provided by publisher
After The passion is gone : American religious consequences( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ topped box office charts and changed the American religious conversation. The controversies it raised remain unsettled. In After The Passion Is Gone: American Religious Consequences, leading scholars of religion and theology ask what Gibson's film and the resulting controversy reveal about Christians, Jews, and the possibilities of interreligious dialogue in the United States. Landres and Berenbaum's collection moves beyond questions of whether or not the film was faithful to the gospels, too violent, or antisemitic and explores why the debate focused on these issues but not others. The public discussion of The Passion shed light on a wide range of American attitudes--evangelical Protestant, mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish--about media and faith, politics and history, Jesus and Judaism, fundamentalism and victimhood. After The Passion Is Gone takes a unique view of vital points in Christian-Jewish relations and contemporary American religion
A promise to remember : the Holocaust in the words and voices of its survivors by Michael Berenbaum( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of God? : essays in honor of Richard L. Rubenstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The messenger : a novel by Yannick Haenel( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelized biography about a Polish diplomat, who served as a courier for the Polish underground, visited the Warsaw Ghetto, and conveyed a message to the allies' top officials about Hitler's plan to rid Europe of Jews
Murder most merciful : essays on the ethical conundrum occasioned by Sigi Ziering's The judgment of Herbert Bierhoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Berenbaum, Majkl 1945-

Berenbaum, Michael Gary 1945-

Michael Berenbaum US-amerikanischer Gelehrter, Professor, Rabbi, Schriftsteller und Filmemacher

מיכאל ברנבאום

ベーレンバウム, マイケル

English (160)

German (2)

Polish (1)

Anatomy of the Auschwitz death campThe Holocaust and history : the known, the unknown, the disputed, and the reexaminedBefore night fallsEncyclopaedia JudaicaThe world must know : the history of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumThe bombing of Auschwitz : should the allies have attempted it?Holocaust : religious and philosophical implicationsWitness to the Holocaust