The Unknown Black Book: powerful testimonies by Holocaust survivors in Nazi-occupied areas of the US
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Jan. 31, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, more than 2.5 million died in territories controlled by the Soviet Union during World War II. The vast majority of this populace was murdered in open-air massacres, carried out in the very towns and cities where they had been living.

The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories, edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Ilya Altman, provides a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived these massacres and other atrocities enforced by the Germans and their allies.

The book was published this month by Indiana University Press in association with the United States Holocaust Museum. It includes introductions by Rubenstein, Altman and Yitzhak Arad and is translated by Christopher Morris and Rubenstein.