Routledge History of the Holocaust

ISBN-10: 0415520878

ISBN-13: 9780415520874

Edition: 2013

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The genocide of Jewish and non-Jewish civilians perpetrated by the German regime during World War Two continues to confront scholars with elusive questions even after nearly seventy years and hundreds of studies. This multi-contributory work is a landmark publication that sees experts renowned in their field addressing these questions in light of current research. Serving as a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Holocaust, this volume also adds depth to current debate, both geographically and topically, assessing the Final Solution as the German occupation instituted it across Europe and covering issues which have previously been under-investigated, such as the problem of prosecuting war crimes, gender and Holocaust experience, the persecution of non-Jewish victims, and the Holocaust in post-war culture.
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List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 8.50" wide x 6.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.024

Jonathan Friedman, University of Lund (Sweden) and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, is the author of Cultural Identity and Global Process(Sage, 1994) and editor of Consumption and Identity (Routledge, 1994).

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction
The Nazi Takeover and Persecution in Hitler's Reich to 1939
The Jewish communities of Europe on the eve of World War II
European antisemitism before the Holocaust and the roots of Nazism
Germany and the Armenian genocide of 1915-17
Eugenics, race hygiene, and the Holocaust: Antecedents and consolidations
Weimar Germany and the dilemmas of liberty
Hitler and the functioning of the Third Reich
The Thousand Year Reich's over one thousand anti-Jewish laws
Persecution and gender: German-Jewish responses to Nazism, 1933-39
The fate of the Jews in Austria, 1933-39
Germany's Racial War in Poland and the Soviet Union, 1939-41
Victim and perpetrator perspectives of World War II-era ghettos
Forging the "Aryan Utopia": Nazi racial policy in occupied Poland, 1939-45
The Nazi "euthanasia" program
The Einsatzgruppen and the issue of "ordinary men"
The origins of the Final Solution
Forced labor in Nazi anti-Jewish policy, 1938-45
The concentration and extermination camps of the Nazi regime
Paradise/Hades, Purgatory, Hell/Gehenna: A political typology of the camps
The Final Solution in Europe
Levels of accounting in Accounting for Genocide: A cross-national study of Jewish victimization during the Holocaust
Reichskommissariat Ostland
The Holocaust in western Europe
Norway's role in the Holocaust: The destruction of Norway's Jews
The special characteristics of the Holocaust in Hungary, 1938-45
The Final Solution in southeastern Europe: Between Nazi catalysts and local motivations
Transnistria: The Holocaust in Romania
Nation-building and mass violence: The Independent State of Croatia, 1941-45
The Responses from Victims, Bystanders, and Rescuers
Sweden's complicated neutrality and the rescue of Danish Jewry
The Rescuers: When the ordinary is extraordinary
Jewish resistance against Nazism
"But I forsook not Thy precepts" (Ps.119:87): Spiritual resistance to the Holocaust
The church, theology, and the Holocaust
Model denomination or totalitarian sect? Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany
The neglected memory of the Romanies in the Holocaust/Porrajmos
The persecution of gay men and lesbians during the Third Reich
Double jeopardy: Being Jewish and female in the Holocaust
The Jewish DP experience
The Holocaust in Law, Culture, and Memory
Putting the Holocaust on trial in the two Germanies, 1945-89
Music in the Nazi ghettos and camps
Holocaust documentaries
Sequential art narrative and the Holocaust
The role of the survivors in the remembrance of the Holocaust: Memorial monuments and Yizkor books
"The war began for me after the war": Jewish children in Poland, 1945-49
Toward a post-Holocaust theology in art: The search for the absent and present God
Conclusion
Index
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