Drawing on documentary and oral sources in Yiddish, Hebrew, German, Dutch and French, this book challenges many sterotypes about Belsen, and reinstates the groups hitherto marginalized or ignored in accounts of the camp and its liberation.
ZACHOR - "The essays in thsi collection are extremely weell written and provide the perspectives of scholars, and of the survivors and liberators themselves. Aas the collection"s title suggests, Belsen has a placcee in both"History and Memory" and correspondingly, it should find prominence in all Holocaust libraries."
Jewish Book World - "I cannot say enough positive things about the essays…the book is a most useful one and is recommended for inclusion in any Holocaust studies course on an advanced high school or college level."
Journal of Royal Army Medical Corp & Army Medical Services Magazine - "…it is well written and supported by excellent references, notes and sources of further reading…This is recommended reading for the historian and general reader alike.