Steven Spielberg's "Last Days"Hardback
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- Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
- Format: Hardback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 201mm x 239mm x 25mm | 1,089g
- Publication date: 27 May 1999
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0297824791
- ISBN 13: 9780297824794
- Illustrations note: 30 colour and 145 du
Steven Spielberg's Shoah foundation presents an important historical testament documenting the fate of the Hungarian Jews in the last Frenzied months of Hitler's 'Final Solution' This book is published to coincide with the cinematic release of a documentary film that follows 5 survivors of the Holocaust in Hungary in 1944. Each survivor describes life before the war; the swift and barbarous execution of Hitler's policies from March 1944 : their experiences in Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau; and follows them on their return to the camps 50 years later to discoover the fates of their immediate families. The Hungarian Holocaust was 1 of the Greatest tragedies of World War II : The murder of 435,000 Hungarian Jews in the final monthsof the war, when German power was on the wane. The last days highlights some of the fortunate survivors, in a memorial to those who did not survive.
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David Cesarani is Director of Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library. He has written on Anglo-Jewish history, and the history of Zionism, and has written the official history of the Jewish Chronicle newspaper. From 1987-1991 he was consultant to the All-Party Parliamentary War Crimes Group and was Principal Researcher of its 'Report on the Entry on Nazi War Criminals and Collaborators in the UK, 1945-50. He was awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours List 2006.
Table of contents
The Hungarian Holocaust - an overview, David Cesarani; the last days - five survivors' stories; three soldiers' stories; survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation - an afterword.