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Genocide on Trial War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory

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ISBN-10: 0199259046

ISBN-13: 9780199259045

Edition: 2003

Authors: Donald Bloxham

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When the Allies decided to try German war criminals at the end of World War II they were attempting not only to punish the guilty but also to create a record of what had happened in Europe. This ground-breaking new study shows how Britain and the United States went about inscribing the history of Nazi Germany and the effect their trial and occupation policies had on both long and short term 'memory' in Germany and Britain. Donald Bloxham here examines the actions and trials ofGerman soldiers and policemen, the use of legal evidence, the refractory functions of the courtroom, and Allied political and cultural preconceptions of both 'Germanism' and of German criminality. His evidence shows…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

The Legal Prism
Shaping the Trials: The Politics of Trial Policy 1945-1949
Race-specific Crimes in Punishment and Re-educative Policy: The Jewish Factor
Postwar Representations and Perceptions
Plumbing the Depths of Nazi Criminality: The Limits of Legal Imagination
Charting the Breadth of Nazi Criminality: The Failure of the Trial Medium
The Trials and Posterity
A Nuremberg Historiography of the Holocaust?
Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Article 6
The Defendants and Organizations before the IMT
The Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings