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Paul Royster

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Remarks at a Reception Honoring the Ike and Roz Friedman Family Foundation and Announcing the Forthcoming Publication of the Comprehensive History of the Holocaust Series by the University of Nebraska Press, February 17, 2003


In February 2003 the University of Nebraska Press announced a new series of books—The Comprehensive History of the Holocaust—to be co-published with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem. The series will contain 15 to 20 volumes representing the latest and best research by an international collection of scholars and historians, including Steven Bowman, Yitzhak Arad, Mosche Mosek, Lilliana Piccotto, Livia Rotkirchen, Wolf Grunner, Rene Poznansky, Jean Ancel, Yoav Gelber, and Christopher Browning. This series will, for the first time, present a complete authoritative history of oppression and mass-murder in Greece, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, and France. It was the vision of former press director Dan Ross and the efforts of Alan Steinweis, Rosenberg Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the generous financial support of the Ike and Roz Friedman Family Foundation of Omaha that brought this series to Nebraska.