Encyclopedia of the Holocaust

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Not to be confused with Holocaust Encyclopedia.

The Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (1990) has been called "the most recognized reference book on the Holocaust".[1] It was published in an English-language translated edition by Macmillan in tandem with the Hebrew language original edition published by Yad Vashem (יד ושם), the Holocaust Remembrance Authority in Israel. All its contributors are reputable Holocaust scholars and academics.[1] Although the encyclopedia is easy to read and use and contains no disturbing pictures, it is not recommended for users younger than high school age.

The Encyclopedia was the winner of the 1991 American Library Association’s Dartmouth Medal.


  • Basic introductory overview of the Holocaust written by Elie Wiesel.
  • Glossary
  • Chronology
  • Maps, illustrations, photographs
  • Persons of interest
  • Places of interest (including concentration camps, ghettos, murder sites)
  • Political movements and resistance movements.
  • Major Jewish organizations in Germany 1893-1943
  • Structure of the einsatzgruppen
  • Nuremberg Trial results
  • Subsequent Nuremberg proceedings
  • Subsequent British trial results
  • Estimated Jewish losses in the Holocaust

International Editorial Board[edit]

Editor in chief:

The other editors:


  1. ^ a b "Encyclopedias". drew.edu. Madison, New Jersey: Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study. OCLC 20594356. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 

Further Reading[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Israel Gutman, editor-in-chief. New York: Macmillan, 1990. 4 volumes. ISBN 0-02-896090-4.
  • Ha-Entsiklopedya shel ha-Shoah (Hebrew: האנציקלופדיה של השואה), Israel Gutman, editor-in-chief. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem; Tel Aviv: Sifriat Poalim Publishing House, 1990. 6 volumes. ISBN 965-04-2085-1