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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
The German invention of race / Sara Eigen and Mark Larrimore What "progresses" has race theory made since the times of Leibniz and Wolff? / Peter Fenves Laocoön and the Hottentots / Michael Chaouli Policing polygeneticism in Germany, 1775: (Kames,) Kant, and Blumenbach / John H. Zammito Kant's concept of a human race / Susan M. Shell Kant and Blumenbach's polyps: a neglected chapter in the history of the concept of race / Robert Bernasconi Race, freedom, and the fall in Steffens and Kant / Mark Larrimore The German invention of Völkerkunde: ethnological discourse in Europe and Asia, 1740-1798 / Han F. Vermeulen Gods, Titans, and monsters: philhellenism, race, and religion in early nineteenth century mythography / George S. Williamson From Indo-Germans to Aryans: philology and the racialization of salvationist national rhetoric, 1806-1830 / Tuska Benes Policing the Menschen = Racen / Sara Eigen Jewish emancipation and the politics of race / Jonathan M. Hess.
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Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.