This inaugural volume of the German Yearbook of Contemporary History is devoted to a central theme of recent historical scholarship: the Holocaust. Ulrich Herbert and Peter Hayes take stock of German contributions to Holocaust research, Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe examines the collective memory of the murder of the Jews in the Ukrainian diaspora, and Jürgen Zarusky critically evaluates the controversial notion of the "Bloodlands". The volume is rounded out by an English translation of the original 1953 article by Hans Rothfels in which a key document, the Gerstein Report, was first published, as well as a retrospective analysis of this important article by Valerie Hébert. Updates on recent German projects in the field of Holocaust history are also provided by Frank Bajohr and Susanne Heim. The German Yearbook of Contemporary History is a periodical for English-speaking readers with interest in the history of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each volume is dedicated to a specific topic. It is published annually by the renowned Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin and contains translated articles from the leading German journal Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte as well as previously unpublished articles and commentaries.