Volume 9: Poland: General Government, August 1941–1945 (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2024). Executive editor of VEJ 9: Klaus-Peter Friedrich.

Volume 9
Poland: General Government
August 1941–1945

The General Government was the central site of the mass murder committed during the Holocaust. Systematic murder began with mass shootings following the attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941. The ‘Operation Reinhard’ extermination camps began operation in spring and summer 1942. This volume documents the preparation, planning, and implementation of the systematic mass murder of the Jews in the General Government from summer 1941 to 1945. It sheds light on the Polish population’s reactions; on individual and collective Jewish resistance in the ghettos and the camps, including the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943; and on Jewish and non-Jewish organization’s efforts to inform the world that the Nazis were exterminating the Jews of Poland.


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This volume contains 296 source documents about the persecution and murder of the Jews in the General Government between August 1941 and 1945.

Archives represented: 44
Maps: 2
Pages: 903

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This professionally designed map details the specific geographical area in focus in Volume 9.

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General Government, late 1941


The efforts of many people went into producing this volume, which is based on its counterpart in the German VEJ series. The contributors are acknowledged here.

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