The Holocaust and History

The Holocaust and History : The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined

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"A huge and hugely significant collection of much of the best Holocaust scholarship to appear in the last half-century." -Kirkus Reviews"... magnificent... surely among [the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's] greatest achievements to date.... The range of the essays is nothing short of breathtaking." -Jerusalem PostFifty-four chapters by the world's most eminent Holocaust researchers probe topics such as Nazi politics, racial ideology, leadership, and bureaucracy; the phases of the Holocaust from definition to expropriation, ghettoization, deportation, and the death camps; Jewish leadership and resistance; the role of the Allies, the Axis, and neutral countries; the deeds of the rescuers; and the impact of the Holocaust on survivors.show more

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  • Paperback | 856 pages
  • 166.6 x 232.7 x 39.4mm | 1,261g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 index
  • 0253215293
  • 9780253215291
  • 1,077,932

Table of contents

Part 1: Probing the Holocaust: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go1. Sources and Their Uses 2. A Past That Will Not Go Away 3. The Holocaust: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go 4. The Holocaust: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go--A Comment Part 2: Antisemitism and Racism in Nazi Ideology5. The Use of Antisemitism in Nazi Wartime Propaganda 6. The Holocaust: A Very Particular Racism 7. Antisemitism and Racism in Nazi Ideology 8. Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Reinterpretations of National Socialism Part 3: The Politics of Racial Health and Science9. Human Genetics and the Mass Murder of Jews, Gypsies, and Others 10. From Colonial Racism to Nazi Population Policy11. The Cooperation of German Racial Hygienists and American Eugenicists before and after 1933 Part 4: The Nazi State: Leadership and Bureaucracy12. Reinhard Heydrich and the Planning for the Final Solution 13. Plans for the Final Solution in Early 1941 14. State Policy and Corporate Involvement in the Holocaust 15. Civil Service and the Implementation of the Holocaust16. Other Crimes of Adolf Hitler Part 5: "Ordinary Men": The Sociopolitical Background17. The T4 Killers 18. Ordinary Germans or Ordinary Men? A Reply19. Complicity or Entanglement? Wehrmacht, War, and Holocaust 20. Amsterdam Police and the Persecution of the Jews 21. Ordinary Men or Ordinary Germans? Part 6: Multiple Voices: Ideology, Exclusion, and Coercion22. Neglected Holocaust Victims23. "Slapping Up Spastics" 24. Final Solution of the Homosexual Question? 25. The Pink Triangle: Homosexuals as "Enemies of the State" 26. The Black Experience during the Holocaust Part 7: Concentration Camps: Their Task and Environment27. Auschwitz 28. Antechamber to Birkenau29. Concentration Camps and the Non-Jewish Environment 30. Mauthausen, the Camps of the Shoah, and the Bystanders Part 8: The Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals31. The Holocaust in Hungary32. The Holocaust in Italy: Areas of Inquiry 33. Antonescu and the Jews 34. The Allies and the Holocaust 35. Surviving the Holocaust: The Situation in France 36. British Responses to the Plight of Jews in Europe, 1933-1945 37. Understanding the Success of Swedish Diplomacy in Budapest, 1944-1945 38. Refugees in Turkey 39. The Catholic Response to the Holocaust: Institutional Perspectives 40. The Ecclesiastical Final Solution: German Christian Movement and the Anti-Jewish Church Part 9: Jewish Leadership, Jewish Resistance41. The Armed Jewish Resistance in Eastern Europe42. Remembering and Invoking 1789 during the Holocaust43. The Jewish Underground Press in France and the Struggle to Expose the Nazi Secret of the Final Solution 44. Czech and Slovak Wartime Jewish LeadershipPart 10: The Rescuers45. Reflections on Rescuers 46. The Rescuer Self 47. Rescuers of Jews during the HolocaustPart 11: The Survivor Experience48. "We're on Our Way, but We're Not in the Wilderness" 49. Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugees in Postwar Austria 50. The Cyprus Detainees, 1946-1949 51. Survivors of the Holocaust and the American Experience 52. Holocaust Survivors in Past and Present 53. Israeli Society and Recent Attitudes toward the Jews of Europe and Holocaust Survivors 54. History, Memory, and Truth: Defining the Place of the Survivor ContributorsIndexshow more

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"A huge and hugely significant collection of much of the best Holocaust scholarship to appear in the last half-century... With this one weighty volume of 54 chapters (and extensive notes), a reader can learn how far Holocaust scholarship has progressed and what areas will be discussed for generations to come." --Kirkus Reviews "Recognizing the passionately controversial nature of the field, the editors have opted for variety over unanimity. Competently and unobtrusively, they have brought together a stimulating collection of high-quality essays that should be useful to specialists and general readers alike. Essential for all libraries." --Choice "Destined to become an essential resource." --Booklist "... this magnificent collection of essays is surely among [the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's] greatest achievements to date... The range of the essays is nothing short of breathtaking." --Jerusalem Postshow more

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