The Editor, Esther Goldberg, uses quotations from each memoir to illustrate the topics discussed: in reading the descriptions we see what the survivor sees; in reading, we hear our own voice, thus that knowledge becomes part of who we are.
Sir Martin Gilbert has created the
maps, which are a special feature of the Digest. He is also historical
consultant to the project. Shi Sherebrin has provided the technical computer
expertise and designed the program and the report form. Digital Internet
Group have designed the Web Site and applications and are responsible
for its maintenance.
We are grateful to the Holocaust Resource Centre of London Jewish Federation, London, Ontario, Canada, for their encouragement, to Vallentine Mitchell Publishers for bringing these volumes into print, and to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (the Claims Conference) for funding in part the next volumes, Volumes 3 and 4 of Holocaust Memoir Digest. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany represents world Jewry in negotiating for compensation and restitution for victims of Nazi persecution and their heirs. The Claims Conference administers compensation funds, recovers unclaimed Jewish property, and allocates funds to institutions that provide social welfare services to Holocaust survivors, and preserves the memory and lessons of the Shoah.