The Eastern European Holocaust Studies journal accepts book reviews dealing with the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War in Central and Eastern Europe. Guidelines for reviewers

Photo: Autumn 1941, Ukraine, Kyiv, Babyn Yar. Archives of Hamburg Institute for Social Research/Johannes Hähle

With its book reviews, Eastern European Holocaust Studies informs its readership about new releases in the scholarly field of the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as memory and post-war issues in the diverse national and transnational contexts of Europe.

Book reviews can be submitted in either English or Ukrainian. We do, however, also invite reviews of books published in other languages.

Please, send suggestions (bibliographic information and a 300 words description why this book should be reviewed) to [email protected]. On acceptance of the suggested review the book review editors Elenore Lappin-Eppel and Katarzyna Liszka will send you a style sheet and the deadline for the submission.

Guidelines for reviewers

a) Reviews should include a brief, concise summary of the scope, purpose, and content of the work and give an overview of the book’s structure. They should go beyond description to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the work, paying attention to the use of sources, methodology, organization.

b) Reviewers should develop their own, independent and critical stance toward the book. Extract both strengths and weaknesses of the publication in question. Reference your points of criticism clearly and refrain from polemical interjections. Conclude your review with a summarizing, critical acclaim of the book.

c) When reviewing edited volumes, please concentrate on the main issues and focal points. Please do not simply list summaries of all essays contained in the volume under consideration, but focus on those contributions that in your opinion are the most important ones, accentuate new findings or pioneering theses.

d) In each review, the full bibliographic information of the reviewed book must be specified, consisting of the following: author (or editor), title, subtitle, series with number of volume, publishing place, publisher, year, number of pages, ISBN, and price.

e) Book reviews have to meet the deadline given by the book review editors. The editors may have questions or remarks regarding content and style of your text and ask for revisions. Version proof of your review will be sent to you before publication for last scrutiny of the text and check of your personal data (name, institutional affiliation, place of residence, E-Mail address).

You can enhance your review’s online readability by writing short sentences and organizing the text in paragraphs.


Reviews may be submitted in English or Ukrainian.


Your review should not exceed 1,000-1,200 words or 8,000-10,000 characters (including references). For collective reviews we suggest a maximum of 1,800 to 2.000 word for two, 2,000 to 2,500 words for three reviewed titles. We reserve our right to shorten–or even refuse, if necessary longer reviews.


Please do not use in any case the hyphenation option in your word processor.



We kindly ask you to avoid abbreviations. Please give an institution’s full name when first mentioning it and add in parentheses the abbreviation that you will use throughout the following text.

Concise quotes from the reviewed publication should be marked with quotation marks and the page number in round parentheses, e.g., (p. 6) or (pp. 6-12, here: p. 8) or (p.6, note 4). Indicate omissions with square brackets: [...]. Quotes from and references to sources other than the reviewed publication are to be cited in references.


Please follow the references guidelinies of EEHS.


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