Zionist Youth Movements during the Shoah

by Asher Cohen (Volume editor) Yehoyakim Cochavi (Volume editor)
Monographs 346 Pages
Series: Studies on the Shoah, Volume 4


During the Shoah, when six million Jews perished, many of them made significant efforts to resist the Nazi plan of total annihilation. «Rescue and Resistance» therefore played an integral role in opposing the destruction of European Jewry. Among those who resisted, sometimes with noteworthy results, were the Zionist youth movements.
In the present volume, seventeen Israeli scholars, among the most reputed in their respective fields, give a comprehensive and up-to-date description and analysis of this subject. The studies include all European countries, with emphasis on those not fully treated in previous research, and provide new information on the background of these youth movements and their activities in armed resistance and rescue activities.


ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1995. 346 pp.

Biographical notes

Asher Cohen (Volume editor) Yehoyakim Cochavi (Volume editor)

The Editors: Dr. Asher Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Haifa, Research Director of the Institute of Holocaust Studies, and a specialist in French and Hungarian history. He has written numerous scholarly studies, including The Halutz Resistance in Hungary (New York, 1986), La Shoah (Paris, 1989) and Persécutions et sauvetages; Juifs et Français sous l'occupation et sous Vichy (Paris, 1993). Dr. Yehoyakim Cochavi is a Senior Instructor at the Ghetto Fighters' House (Israel), and a specialist on German Jewry and particularly Jewish spiritual resistance from 1933 to 1939. He has published numerous studies on the Shoah in Germany and Poland, including Arming for Spiritual Survival (in Hebrew, 1988). The Contributors: Israel Gutman, Chaim Schatzker, Israel Oppenheim, Asher Cohen, Dan Michman, Lucien Lazare, Yaakov Tzur, Dov Levin, Yitzhak Arad, Aharon Weiss, Yehoyakim Cochavi, Shmuel Krakowski, Hava Eichler, Akiva Nir, Shmuel Ben-Zion, Arie Steinberg, Shlomo Kless


Title: Zionist Youth Movements during the Shoah