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Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

ISBN-10: 0199668825
ISBN-13: 9780199668823
Edition: 2012
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Description: Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 792
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and a touchstone of public and intellectual discourse in such diverse fields as politics, ethics and religion. Forward-looking and multi-disciplinary, this handbook draws on the work of an international team of forty-seven outstanding scholars.The handbook is thematically divided into five broad sections. Part One,Enablers, concentrates on the broad and necessary contextual conditions for the Holocaust. Part Two,Protagonists, concentrates on the principal persons and groups involved in the Holocaust and attempts to disaggregate the conventional interpretive categories of perpetrator, victim, and bystander. It examines the agency of the Nazi leaders and killers and of those involved in resisting and surviving the assault. Part Three,Settings, concentrates on the particular places, sites, and physical circumstances where the actions of the Holocaust's protagonists and the forms of persecution were literally grounded. Part Four,Representations, engages complex questions about how the Holocaust can and should be grasped and what meaning or lack of meaning might be attributed to events through historical analysis, interpretation of texts, artistic creation and criticism, and philosophical and religious reflection. Part Five,Aftereffects, explores the Holocaust's impact on politics and ethics, education and religion, national identities and international relations, the prospects for genocide prevention, and the defense of human rights.

John K. Roth is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966. He has written, coauthored, or edited more than twenty-five books, including, most recently, "Ethics after the Holocaust" & major contributions to "The Holocaust Chronicle".

Introduction
Enablers
Antisemitism
Science
Nationalism
Colonialism
Fascism
World Wars
Protagonists
Hitler and Himmler
Problem-Solvers
Killers
On-Lookers
Rescuers
Jews
Women
Children
Catholics
Protestants
The Allies
Gypsies/Homosexuals/Slavs
Settings
Greater Germany
Living Space
Occupied and Satellite States
Ghettos
Labor Sites
Camps
Representations
German Documents/Diaries
Jews' Diaries/Chronicles
Survivors' Accounts
Literature
Film
Art
Music
Memorials and Museums
Aftereffects
Liberation and Dispersal
Punishment
Plunder and Restitution
Denial
Israel
Jewish Culture
Judaism
Christianity
Germany
Europe
The Social Sciences
The Humanities
Education
Human Rights Law
Ethics
Afterword

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