A History of the Holocaust

A History of the Holocaust : From Ideology to Annihilation

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A History of the Holocaust, Second Edition is more than just a recounting of the horrors of the Holocaust. It is an attempt to explain the forces that gave rise to it, the motives of those who conceived it, and the culture that was destroyed by it. This book will motivate readers to ask disturbing questions and, hopefully, seek answers to them. Rita S. Botwinick provides the reader with background on the nature of prejudice, the history of anti-Semitism, as well as information about German and Jewish life during this time period. She discusses the Nazi rise to power and the effects of propaganda in fostering the attitudes that allowed hatred and fear to overcome reason and charity. The author also devotes an entire chapter to those people who resisted the Nazi regime. This updated edition includes: *A new epilogue section *Information about what happened to the concentration camp survivors *Discussion about what happened to the Nazi criminals *An extensive bibliography that introduces other definitive works on the Holocaust
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130112852
  • 9780130112859

Table of contents

Preface. Dear Student. Introduction. 1. The Nature of Prejudice and Historic Roots of Anti-Semitism. 2. The World that was Annihilated. 3. Nazi Rise to Power. 4. Careers Built on Hate: Hitler and His Instruments. 5. Germany Under the Nazis. 6. German Jewish Life to 1939. 7. Hitler's War. 8. From Ideology to Isolation. 9. The Genocide. 10. Resistance and Rescue. Epilogue. Glossary and Abbreviations. Time Line. Bibliography/Selected Reading List. Index.
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