NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
The Yiddish Encyclopedia, which has to date published ten volumes in Yiddish and four volumes in English, is now preparing two new volumes which are to include the history of the Jewish catastrophe in all countries which were ruled by the Nazis and their allies, it was announced here today.
The memorial books which have appeared in recent years treat of individual communities that were destroyed or deal with specific topics. There is, however, no comprehensive history of the catastrophe country by country. These two volumes will provide such a concise history. Scholarly historians, each of whom has been a resident of the particular country of which he writes, are the joint authors of the volumes.
The volumes will appear in Yiddish and it is being planned to issue them in other languages as well. The material for Volume I will be ready for publication during the first half of 1959 and the material for Volume 2 will be ready several months later. Volume I will contain monographs on the history of the catastrophe in Germany, Poland. Soviet Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Rumania. Volume 2 will tell of the catastrophe in Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland. Norway, Denmark and the Balkan countries.