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PMJ- Persecution and Murder of European Jews

The aim of the document collection “The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany, 1933–1945” is to publish a comprehensive range of central sources on the persecution of Jews during the Nazi period. Additionally, the edition can be seen as a written monument to the murdered Jews of Europe.

The edition in the German language will comprise 16 volumes divided up according to territory and chronology. The approximately 300 documents in each volume stem from archives all over the world; most of them will be published for the first time. The selection presents documents from the perpetrators, as well as testimonies of the victims and relevant material from third parties not directly involved. An extensive introduction at the beginning of each volume explains the context of the documents. The editorial board is responsible for the overall conception, the range of documents and the general editing of the volumes. Research and commentary are handled by experienced historians working in the field.

The editorial project is jointly administered by three institutions in Germany: the Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv), the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin (Institut für Zeitgeschichte) and the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Freiburg.

Englisches Übersetzungsprojekt

Parallel zu der Veröffentlichung der Edition in deutscher Sprache werden alle 16 Bände auf Englisch erscheinen, um die größtmögliche Verbreitung dieser Dokumente zu ermöglichen. Die englische Edition wird in Zusammenarbeit mit Yad Vashem in Jerusalem/Israel erstellt. Das Übersetzungsprojekt wird von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft gefördert.

English Translation Project

Parallel to the publication of the edition in the German language, all 16 volumes will also be published consecutively in English, in order to ensure the widest possible dissemination of the documentary collection. The English edition will be produced in collaboration with Yad Vashem in Jerusalem/Israel. The translation project is funded by the German Research Foundation.

Herausgebergremium /Editorial Board:

Dr. Nomi Halpern, PD Dr. Susanne Heim, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Harvey, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Herbert, Dr. Michael Hollmann, Prof. Dr. Dan Michman, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Horst Möller, Prof. Dr. Dieter Pohl, Prof. Dr. Sybille Steinbacher, Prof. Dr. Alan Steinweis, Dr. Simone Walther- von Jena, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching 

Projektgruppe/Project team:

Dr. Caroline Pearce (Projektkoordinatorin/ Project Coordinator)

Dr. Dorothy Mas (Projektassistentin/ Project Assistant)

Studentische Hilfskräfte/Student Assistents

Benedict Oldfield

Barbara Uchdorf

Ana Lena Werner

Max Zeterberg