African Studies Review

Description: African Studies Review, a multi-disciplinary scholarly journal, publishes original research and analyses of Africa and book reviews three times annually. It encourages scholarly debates across disciplines. The editing of the African Studies Review is supported by Five Colleges, Inc., a consortium representing Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts.

Coverage: 1970-2011 (Vol. 13, No. 1 – Vol. 54, No. 3)

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ISSN: 00020206

EISSN: 15552462

Subjects: African Studies, Area Studies

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Conference Theme: “African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics”

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ASWAD extends its condolences to the families of those massacred at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church on June 17, 2015 in a criminal act of domestic terrorism. We share in the pain of all who are suffering, but also in the outrage that anti-black violence continues to erupt in societies that continue to cling to the ideologies of racial supremacy, inequality, and ignorance that constituted the very foundations on which they were built. We condemn the institutions and policies that sanction that violence. We recognize that the suffering of the city of Charleston is not isolated. On the same day as the shooting, the Dominican Republic imposed a deadline on hundreds of thousands of Dominicans alleged to be of Haitian origin, threatening them with deportation in a climate reminiscent of the countrys 1937 massacre of Haitian-Dominicans. And violence to black bodies, mind, and spirit continues around the world.ASWAD exists in recognition of the interconnectedness of African peoples, a collective spirit which has been critical to our struggle. We cannot, and will not, allow each other to stand alone. We will take up this issue at our Charleston conference, and we encourage you to respond both personally and collectively as we continue the work of those who came before us and make a safer world for the coming generations to live and flourish.

ASWAD plans to take a collection at the conference to present as a collective donation to the Mother Emanuel AME Church fund for the families of the shooting victims. For those who will not be able to participate at that time, donations may be made at any time to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund established by the City of Charleston:


ASWAD is pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the Journal of Africana Religions, the world’s first and only English-language journal to examine black religions in global perspective, beginning with its debut in January 2013. ASWAD members will receive a free subscription. Read more….

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noun 1.

an area in the Middle East, between the W bank of the Jordan River and the E frontier of Israel: occupied in 1967 and subsequently claimed by Israel; formerly held by Jordan.

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the West Bank, a semi-autonomous Palestinian region in the Middle East on the W bank of the River Jordan, comprising the hills of Judaea and Samaria and part of Jerusalem: formerly part of Palestine (the entity created by the League of Nations in 1922 and operating until 1948): became part of Jordan after the ceasefire of 1949: occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. In 1993 a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization provided for the West Bank to become a self-governing Palestinian area; a new Palestinian National Authority assumed control of parts of the territory in 199495, but subsequent talks broke down and Israel reoccupied much of this in 200102 and continues to maintain most existing Israeli settlements. Pop: 2 676 740 (2013 est). Area: 5879 sq km (2270 sq miles)

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in reference to the former Jordanian territory west of the River Jordan, 1967.

west-bank in Culture Expand

Land on the west bank of the Jordan River, formerly in the hands of Jordan, but captured by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967. Israel has agreed to hand over part of the West Bank to the Palestinian Authority, but the Israeli government has been widely criticized for continuing to move civilian settlers as well as soldiers into the area. In 2001, in response to terrorist suicide bombings (see terrorism), Israel staged heavy military strikes against Palestinian cities in the West Bank.

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In January 1942, SS official Reinhard Heydrich held a meeting of Nazi government officials to present the Final Solution. At this meeting, known as the Wannsee Conference , the Nazi officials agreed to SS plans for the transport and destruction of all 11 million Jews of Europe. The Nazis would use the latest in twentieth century technology, cost efficient engineering and mass production techniques for the sole purpose of killing off the following racial groups: Jews, Russian prisoners of war, and Gypsies (Sinti-Roma). Their long-range plans, unrealized, included targeting some 30 million Slavs for death.

Wannsee Conference entry from the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.

Minutes of the Wannsee Conference planning the annihilation of over 11 million European Jews.

Starting early in 1942, the Jewish genocide (sometimes called the Judeocide) went into full operation. Auschwitz 2 (Birkenau), Treblinka, Belzec, and Sobibr began operations as death camps. There was no selection process; Jews were destroyed upon arrival.

Ultimately, the Nazis were responsible for the deaths of some 2.7 million Jews in the death camps. These murders were done secretly under the ruse of resettlement. The Germans hid their true plans from citizens and inhabitants of the ghettos by claiming that Jews were being resettled in the East. They went so far as to charge Jews for a one-way train fare and often, just prior to their murder, had the unknowing victims send reassuring postcards back to the ghettos. Thus did millions of Jews go unwittingly to their deaths with little or no resistance.

The total figure for the Jewish genocide, including shootings and the camps, was between 5.2 and 5.8 million, roughly half of Europe’s Jewish population, the highest percentage of loss of any people in the war. About 5 million other victims perished at the hands of Nazi Germany.

View hundreds of archival photographs of camps in the Resource section.

View hundreds of recent photographs of camps in the Resource section.

This table gives the name, location, type, years of operation, closure, and present status of the major concentration camps.

Many photographs of Buchenwald.

History of Buchenwald from the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.

This site contains photos and maps of tunnels, shelters, and underground production facilities built with forced labor from nearby camps.

Soviet cameramen made the first pictures of the camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with its prisoners’ barracks from the air.

Slideshow of Auschwitz and Birkenau camps by Scott Sakansky.

History of the Auschwitz camp from the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.

Information about Chelmno, the first Nazi extermination camp.

Notes on the Ravensbrck concentration camp for women.

A collection of 11 articles about the Belzec, Sobibr, and Treblinka extermination camps.

An extensive article about Treblinka from the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.

Article and photographs of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

This article provides a concise history of the Majdanek camp.

“Majdanek: Cornerstone of Himmler’s SS Empire in the East” by Elizabeth B. White.

This article traces the phases of the Final Solution, from early resettlement plans, through ghettoization, to the death camps.

Nazi correspondence and reports on “medical” experiments carried out on camp inmates.

An extensive bibliography related to Nazi medical experimentation is available at the Wiesenthal Center site.

Nazi correspondence concerning plans to sterilize Jews needed as slave laborers for the Reich.

A lengthy article (with photographs) on Nazi medical experiments.

“Holocaust Numismatics,” an article by Joel Forman about monetary systems used in concentration camps.

Richard Sufit’s story of his captivity in Auschwitz and Buchenwald contains many details of camp life.

Staff Sgt. Albert J. Kosiek describes the liberation of Mauthausen and Gusen camps.

Article, maps, and photographs of the Stutthof concentration camp.

By the end of 1943 the Germans closed down the death camps built specifically to exterminate Jews. The death tolls for the camps are as follows: Treblinka, (750,000 Jews); Belzec, (550,000 Jews); Sobibr, (200,000 Jews); Chelmno, (150,000 Jews) and Lublin (also called Majdanek, 50,000 Jews). Auschwitz continued to operate through the summer of 1944; its final death total was about 1 million Jews and 1 million non-Jews. Allied encirclement of Germany was nearly complete in the fall of 1944. The Nazis began dismantling the camps, hoping to cover up their crimes. By the late winter/early spring of 1945, they sent prisoners walking to camps in central Germany. Thousands died in what became known as death marches.

Map of major death marches and evacuations, 1944-45.

Fritzie Weiss Fritzshall describes a death march from Auschwitz and her escape into the forest.

Interactive quiz on the camps.

Lesson plans, discussion questions, term paper topics, reproducible handouts, and other resources for teaching about the camps are available here.

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida 2005.

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Holocaust denial is the claim that The Holocaust did not happen, or was not as bad as most people think it was. History experts agree that during World War II, the Nazis did kill millions of people during the Holocaust, including many people in concentration camps. They agree that there is more proof in writing, pictures, and places about the Holocaust than any other great killing of people. Holocaust deniers usually call themselves Holocaust revisionists. They use these words to make their beliefs sound true to people who do not know this history.[1] They say that the Holocaust is a hoax made up by Jewish people working together.[2][3]

It is against the criminal law to deny the Holocaust in many European countries, especially in Germany.[4] Some Holocaust deniers, like Ernst Zndel, have been charged with crimes.

These are Holocaust deniers’ most common arguments:

Holocaust denial also includes these claims:

History experts agree that the Holocaust happened.[2][3] They agree that Holocaust deniers use bad research, misunderstand things, and sometimes make things up to support their claims.[2][3]

Many things together prove that the Holocaust did happen:

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An Israeli soldier detains a Palestinian boy during a protest in the West Bank village Vladimir Putin: Mr President, Let me wish you a warm welcome to Moscow. Despite

Haftom Zarhum, a 29-year-old Eritrean migrant, was shot by a security guard and kicked by bystanders [AP] Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett boasted, I have killed lots

Benjamin Netanyahu needs an intervention. And his own people need to undertake it. Hating Palestinians is one thing. Giving Hitler a pass is quite another.

An Israeli soldier detains a Palestinian boy during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh in August. (Mohamad Torokman/Reuters) It is

File photo shows Israeli security forces storming al-Aqsa Mosque – Courtesy Press TV The new generations of Palestinians are fed up with the 67 years old Israeli occupation,

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At mention of the word “history,” most people break out in a cold sweat. They remember back to high school where history was the memorization of names, dates, places and events — necessary only for exams and then promptly forgotten afterwards.

The Crash Course in Jewish History is anything but. It makes history relevant interesting and dynamic. And it provides an overview and understanding of the central themes and events of 4,000 years of Jewish history.

The Jewish people are arguably the oldest surviving people on Earth, and because they have been spread out throughout the world, when we learn Jewish history, it’s a great framework for world history, too.

Each of the 68 segments features a dynamic essay, plus a 3-minute video presentation. The essays can be read online, or printed in a beautiful PDF format.

This course also has interactive online testing. When you register, all your test results are stored in your personal online account, so you can track your progress as you study the material.

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Do you want a solid grasp of Jewish history? Crash Course in Jewish History will get you there.

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Rabbi Spiro is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher for Aish HaTorah’s Discovery Seminar, known for his ability to explain deep concepts with wit and clarity. In addition, he is a licensed tour guide from the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Rabbi Spiro graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Russian Language and Literature, and did graduate studies at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. He has an MA in History from the Vermont College of Norwich University, and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and is the author of WorldPerfect – The Jewish Impact on Civilization. Rabbi Spiro lives in Israel with his wife and five children.






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