The Holocaust Historiography Project

H.A.C.K.S. publish Holocaust history

January 2, 2006

New York — The Historical and Corrective Knowledge Society (H.A.C.K.S) announced today that it is publishing a 1,200-volume history of the Holocaust.

"Even though the Holocaust is the best-documented event in all of human history," says HACKS director Marvin Lipshitz, "it is hardly ever mentioned, and most people don't know anything about it. We're aiming to correct this oversight. People should never forget the lessons of the Holocaust."

The volumes consist mainly of transcripts of interviews with tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors, with two of the volumes containing Holocaust-related artwork by children of Holocaust survivors.

Because of the fragile nature of human memory, the text of each interview is presented with no commentary or other material. "We didn't even need to hire fact-checkers," says Lipshitz. "These people were there — they know what happened."

"These survivors are the only evidence we have of the Nazi horrors," says Lipshitz. "They are our most precious commodity."

Publication of the volumes was made possible by a grant from Edgar Bronfman, Jr., of the Bronfman Foundation. Sets are going to be sent free of charge to each kindergarten, elementary school, secondary school, high school, and college in the United States, where it will become part of a mandatory study program.