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Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust

The Listener - In the Shadow of the Holocaust (Hardcover): Irene Oore The Listener - In the Shadow of the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Irene Oore
R474 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In The Listener, a daughter receives a troubling gift: her mother's stories of surviving World War II in Poland. During the Holocaust, Irene Oore's mother escaped the death camps by concealing her Jewish identity. Those years found her constantly on the run and on the verge of starvation, living a harrowing and peripatetic existence as she struggled to keep herself and her family alive. Throughout the memoir, Oore reveals a certain ambivalence towards the gift bestowed upon her. The stories of fear, love, and constant hunger traumatised her as a child. Now, she shares these same stories with her own children, to keep the history alive.

The Jews of Lemberg - A Journey to Empty Places (Paperback): Heleen Zorgdrager, Michiel Driebergen The Jews of Lemberg - A Journey to Empty Places (Paperback)
Heleen Zorgdrager, Michiel Driebergen
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
In the Midst of Civilized Europe - The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (Hardcover): Jeffrey Veidlinger In the Midst of Civilized Europe - The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Veidlinger
R768 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R132 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Searching for Justice After the Holocaust - Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution (Hardcover):... Searching for Justice After the Holocaust - Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution (Hardcover)
Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, Rajika L. Shah
R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Nazis and their state-sponsored cohorts stole mercilessly from the Jews of Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, returning survivors had to navigate a frequently unclear path to recover their property from governments and neighbors who had failed to protect them and who often had been complicit in their persecution. While the return of Nazi-looted art has garnered the most media attention, and there have been well-publicized settlements involving stolen Swiss bank deposits and unpaid insurance policies, there is a larger piece of Holocaust injustice that has not been adequately dealt with: stolen land and buildings, much of which today still remain unrestituted. This book is about the less publicized area of post-Holocaust restitution involving immovable (real) property confiscated from European Jews and others during World War II. In 2009, 47 countries convened in Prague to deal with the lingering problem of restitution of pre-war private, communal and heirless property stolen in the Holocaust. The outcome was the issuance by 47 states of the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues, which aimed, among other things, to "rectify the consequences" of the wrongful property seizures. This book sets forth the legal history of Holocaust immovable property restitution in each of the Terezin Declaration signatory states. It also analyses how each of the 47 countries has fulfilled the standards of the Guidelines and Best Practices of the Terezin Declaration, issued in 2010 in conjunction with the establishment of the European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) to monitor compliance. The book is based on the Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study commissioned by ESLI, written by the authors and issued in Brussels in 2017 before the European Parliament.

1939: A People's History (Hardcover): Frederick Taylor 1939: A People's History (Hardcover)
Frederick Taylor 1
R640 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R105 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

‘In 1939: A People's History, Frederick Taylor has done us a great service in making the personal stories of what it was actually like to live through the most crucial year of the twentieth century vivid, compelling and salutary.’ - Roland Philipps, author of A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the ravages of the Great War, its people were desperate to rebuild their lives in a newly safe and stable era. But only a year later, the fateful decisions of just a few men had again led Europe to war, a war that would have a profound and lasting impact on millions of innocent people.

From the bestselling historian Frederick Taylor, 1939: A People's History draws on original British and German sources, including recorded interviews, as well as contemporary diaries, memoirs and newspapers. Its narrative focuses on the day-to-day experiences of the men and women in both countries trapped in this disastrous chain of events and not, as is so often the case, the elite. Their voices, concerns and experiences lend a uniquely intimate flavour to this often surprising account, revealing a marked disconnect between government and people; few ordinary citizens in either Britain or Germany wanted war.

Precisely for that reason, 1939: A People's History is also an interrogation of our capacity to go to war again. In today’s Europe, an onset of uncertainty, a looming fear of radical populism and a revelatory schism are dangerously reminiscent of the perils of the autumn of 1938. It is both a vivid and richly peopled narrative of Europe’s slide into the horrors of war, the war that nobody wanted, and, in many ways, a warning; an opportunity for us to learn from our history and a reminder that we must never take peace for granted.

The Holocaust - Roots, History, and Aftermath (Paperback, 2nd New edition): David M. Crowe The Holocaust - Roots, History, and Aftermath (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
David M. Crowe
R1,555 Discovery Miles 15 550 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Now in its second edition, this book takes a fresh, probing look at one of the greatest human tragedies in modern history. Beginning with a detailed overview of the history of the Jews and their two-millennia-old struggle with the anti-Judaic and anti-Semitic prejudice and discrimination that set the stage for the Holocaust, David M. Crowe discusses the evolution of Nazi racial policies, beginning with the development of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic ideas, their importance to the Nazi movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and their expanding role in the evolution of German policies leading to the Final Solution in 1941 - the mass murder of Jews throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. The German program involved the creation of death camps like Auschwitz and Treblinka and mass murder sites throughout Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. While the Jews were the principal victims, other groups who were deemed racial or biological threats to Hitler's goal of creating an Aryan-pure Europe were also targeted, including the Roma and the handicapped. This book discusses Nazi policies in each country in German-occupied Europe as well as the role of Europe's neutrals in the larger German scheme-of-things. It also takes an in-depth look at liberation, Displaced Persons, the founding of Israel, and efforts throughout the western world to bring Nazi war criminals and their collaborators to justice. This second edition includes a new chapter on the importance of memory and the Holocaust, the evolution of interpretative Holocaust scholarship and media, recent controversies about national responsibility, and the work of Holocaust museums, archives, and libraries in Israel, Germany, Poland, and the United States to promote Holocaust education and memory. It concludes with the rise of Neo-Nazism, white nationalism, and other movements in Germany and the United States, and their relationship to questions about Holocaust memory and its lessons. Comprehensive and offering a detailed historical perspective, this is the perfect resource for those looking to gain a deep understanding of this tragedy.

Jesuit Kaddish - Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance (Hardcover): James Bernauer S J Jesuit Kaddish - Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance (Hardcover)
James Bernauer S J
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

While much has been written about the Catholic Church and the Holocaust, little has been published about the hostile role of priests, in particular Jesuits, toward Jews and Judaism. Jesuit Kaddish is a long overdue study that examines Jesuit hostility toward Judaism before the Shoah and the development of a new understanding of the Catholic Church's relation to Judaism that culminated with Vatican II's landmark decree Nostra aetate. James Bernauer undertakes a self-examination as a member of the Jesuit order and writes this story in the hopes that it will contribute to interreligious reconciliation. Jesuit Kaddish demonstrates the way Jesuit hostility operated, examining Jesuit moral theology's dualistic approach to sexuality and, in the case of Nazi Germany, the articulation of an unholy alliance between a sexualizing and a Judaizing of German culture. Bernauer then identifies an influential group of Jesuits whose thought and action contributed to the developments in Catholic teaching about Judaism that eventually led to the watershed moment of Nostra aetate. This book concludes with a proposed statement of repentance from the Jesuits and an appendix presenting the fifteen Jesuits who have been honored as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Center. Jesuit Kaddish offers a crucial contribution to the fields of Catholicism and Nazism, Catholic-Jewish relations, Jesuit history, and the history of anti-Semitism in Europe.

Prologue to Annihilation - Ordinary American and British Jews Challenge the Third Reich (Paperback): Stephen H Norwood Prologue to Annihilation - Ordinary American and British Jews Challenge the Third Reich (Paperback)
Stephen H Norwood
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

American and British appeasement of Nazism during the early years of the Third Reich went far beyond territorial concessions. In Prologue to Annihilation: Ordinary American and British Jews Challenge the Third Reich, Stephen H. Norwood examines the numerous ways that the two nations' official position of tacit acceptance of Jewish persecution enabled the policies that ultimately led to the Final Solution and how Nazi annihilationist intentions were clearly discernible even during the earliest years of Hitler's rule. Further, Norwood looks at the nature and impact of American and British Jewish resistance to Nazi persecution and the efforts of Jews at the grassroots level to press Jewish organizations to respond more forcefully to the Nazi menace. He examines the worldwide protest and boycott movements against Germany and German goods as well as mass demonstrations by working-class and lower-middle-class Jews in many American and British cities. Prologue to Annihilation details how the events of 1930-1936 tested American and British societies' willingness to accept Nazism and its anti-Jewish philosophy and illuminates the divisions that existed even within the Jewish community about how best to challenge Nazi antisemitic policies and atrocities. -- Indiana University Press

Nexus 4 - Essays in German Jewish Studies (Hardcover): William C. Donahue, Martha B. Helfer Nexus 4 - Essays in German Jewish Studies (Hardcover)
William C. Donahue, Martha B. Helfer; Contributions by Antje Diedrich, Brad Prager, Donna Stonecipher, …
R1,605 Discovery Miles 16 050 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop, which was inaugurated at Duke University in 2009 and is now held at the University of Notre Dame. Together, Nexus and the Workshop constitute the first ongoing forum in North America for German Jewish studies. Nexus publishes innovative research in German Jewish Studies, introducing new directions, analyzing the development and definition of the field, and considering its place vis-a-vis both German Studies and Jewish Studies. Additionally, it examines issues of pedagogy and programming at the undergraduate, graduate, and community levels. Nexus 4 features a special section on the Hungarian German Jewish writer and theater director George Tabori; edited by Martin Kagel, this section includes both new documentary material and a number of trenchant scholarly articles. Additionally, the volume includes a Forum section (edited by Brad Prager) on the 2016 documentary film A German Life, an exploration of Kafka and childhood (Ritchie Robertson), and a provocative reassessment of Schindler's List (Eva Revesz). Contributors: Tobias Boes, Antje Diedrich, Norbert Otto Eke, Martin Kagel, Jennifer M. Kapczynski, Brad Prager, Eva Revesz, Ritchie Robertson, Robert Skloot, Kerstin Steitz, Donna Stonecipher, Lena Tabori, StanleyWalden, Valerie Weinstein. William Collins Donahue is the John J. Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, where he chairs the Department of German and Russian. Martha B. Helfer is Professor of German and an affiliate member of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Special section editor Martin Kagel is A. G. Steer Professor of German at the University of Georgia.

The Heroic Journey of Private Galione - The Holocaust Liberator Who Changed History (Paperback): Mary Nahas The Heroic Journey of Private Galione - The Holocaust Liberator Who Changed History (Paperback)
Mary Nahas
R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Read this book. You will never be the same ---Online Review Johnny Galione is a young Italian boy growing up on a Long Island farm in the early 1920s. A traumatic experience molds him into an Army Scout who risks everything to engage in an epic scouting mission to search for the prisoners of concentration camps. Plagued by instinct, Galione treks five days through Nazi territory and discovers Mittelbau Dora Concentration Camp and its top-secret Mittelwerk factory. Deep in a labyrinth of dark underground caves hidden in the Harz mountains, emaciated slave laborers from Buchenwald and other camps work under the lash of cruel Nazi guards, assembling Wernher von Braun's V-2 rocket--the world's first ballistic missile. Galione's crucial discovery is silenced, yet causes Pentagon officials to order the search for all camps, saving thousands, and prompts the American confiscation of German missile technology that launches the U.S. space program. Meanwhile, holocaust survivors ask God a heart-rending question. Galione spends his entire life decoding the comprehensive history and makes the astonishing discovery that the answer to their question is written within the story of his life. This compelling true history is a must read

Children of the Holocaust (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Andrea Reiter Children of the Holocaust (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Andrea Reiter
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Children of the Holocaust contains the papers delivered at a conference to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day 2004, which was held under the auspices of the AHRC Parkes Centre at the University of Southampton. The book addresses questions of representation of the Holocaust by and of children, both in text and image. While the volume opens with a theoretical discussion of how and where to locate the voice of the child in a text, the majority of contributions deal with exemplary texts either by single authors or specific groups of survivors. The testimonies at the heart of these essays were written in different European languages, mainly in German, English and Polish. The authors offer a variety of perspectives, ranging from the literary to the historical and art-critical. With its wide range of examples and approaches to the theme, this volume proposes to be more than a concise introduction to the theme of children of the Holocaust. It documents the breadth of issues of this branch of Holocaust studies, which is still largely waiting to be discovered.

Breaking the Silence - Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism (Hardcover): Merilyn Moos Breaking the Silence - Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism (Hardcover)
Merilyn Moos
R2,738 Discovery Miles 27 380 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

There has been extensive research into the impact of the Holocaust on the children of survivors who immigrated to the US and Israel. But very little work in this space has looked at children whose parents fled Nazi persecution before the Holocaust. Even less attention has been paid to those who ended up in Britain from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. What was the impact on this second generation? How have the lives of these ordinary people been shaped by their parents' dislocation? Using a series of interviews with members of the second generation, Breaking the Silence is a qualitative, interdisciplinary exploration how their lives were shaped by their parents escape from persecution. It offers an insight into how the exile and fear of persecution of the parents and the deaths/murder of unknown relatives has left this generation both bereft of memories and haunted by the past.

Foundational Pasts - The Holocaust as Historical Understanding (Paperback): Alon Confino Foundational Pasts - The Holocaust as Historical Understanding (Paperback)
Alon Confino
R532 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Alon Confino seeks to rethink dominant interpretations of the Holocaust by examining it as a problem in cultural history. As the main research interests of Holocaust scholars are frequently covered terrain - the anti-Semitic ideological campaign, the machinery of killing, the brutal massacres during the war - Confino's research goes in a new direction. He analyzes the culture and sensibilities that made it possible for the Nazis and other Germans to imagine the making of a world without Jews. Confino seeks these insights from the ways historians interpreted another short, violent and foundational event in modern European history - the French Revolution. The comparison of the ways we understand the Holocaust with scholars' interpretations of the French Revolution allows Confino to question some of the basic assumptions of present-day historians concerning historical narration, explanation and understanding.

Revolution and Genocide - On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust (Paperback, New edition): Robert Melson Revolution and Genocide - On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust (Paperback, New edition)
Robert Melson
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history, Robert Melson creates a sophisticated framework that links genocide to revolution and war. He focuses on the plights of Jews after the fall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians after the fall of the Ottoman as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia. He argues that genocide often is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and, in its wake, try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards.

Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma & Memory (Paperback): Victoria Aarons Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma & Memory (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 10 - 20 work days
It Is Impossible to Remain Silent - Reflections on Fate and Memory in Buchenwald (Hardcover): Jorge Semprun, Elie Wiesel It Is Impossible to Remain Silent - Reflections on Fate and Memory in Buchenwald (Hardcover)
Jorge Semprun, Elie Wiesel; Translated by Peggy Frankston; Introduction by Radu Ioanid
R263 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

On March 1, 1995, at the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, ARTE (a French-German state-funded television network) proposed an encounter between two highly-regarded figures of our time: Elie Wiesel and Jorge Semprun. These two men, whose destinies were unparalleled, had probably crossed paths-without ever meeting-in the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in 1945. This short book is the entire transcription of their recorded conversation. During World War II, Buchenwald was the center of a major network of sub-camps and an important source of forced labor. Most of the internees were German political prisoners, but the camp also held a total of 10,000 Jews, Roma, Sinti, Jehovah's Witnesses, and German military deserters. In these pages, Wiesel and Semprun poignantly discuss the human condition under catastrophic circumstances. They review the categories of inmate at Buchenwald and agree on the tragic reason for the fate of the victims of Nazism-as well as why this fate was largely ignored for so long after the end of the war. Both men offer riveting testimony and pay vibrant homage to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Today, seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi camps, this book could not be more timely for its confrontation with ultra-nationalism and antisemitism.

The PROPHECIES, The Book of the Hebrew Israelites, Book Two (Paperback): J.R. Willis The PROPHECIES, The Book of the Hebrew Israelites, Book Two (Paperback)
J.R. Willis
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Charlotte Salomon - Colours of the Soul (Paperback): Ilaria Ferramosca Charlotte Salomon - Colours of the Soul (Paperback)
Ilaria Ferramosca; Illustrated by Gian Marco de Francisco
R453 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R74 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
East of the Storm - Outrunning the Holocaust in Russia (Paperback): Hanna Davidson Pankowsky East of the Storm - Outrunning the Holocaust in Russia (Paperback)
Hanna Davidson Pankowsky; Contributions by Mary Maddock
R474 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

On September 27, 1939, after the Nazi invasion, Poland ceased to exist as a nation. Ten-year-old Hanna Davidson's father, Simon, and older brother, Kazik, had been drafted to defend Warsaw. Hanna and her mother, Sofia, found themselves subjected to Hitlers efforts to dehumanize Poland's Jewish population. There seemed no choice but to submit to a ruthless tyranny. Learning that Simon and Kazik were alive in the Soviet-occupied zone of Poland, Hanna and her mother decided to risk a harrowing escape from Nazi Poland into safer Soviet territory. With only the clothes on their backs, they fled their apartment to face a daunting crossing and the threat of persecution under Stalin's regime. As recounted by Hanna, the Davidson's journey into the Soviet interior makes for an extraordinary story. More than a memoir of survival, their story is clearly one of a family whose spirit could not be destroyed by persecution, war, famine, or political oppression.

The Arabs and the Holocaust - The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (Paperback): Gilbert Achcar The Arabs and the Holocaust - The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (Paperback)
Gilbert Achcar 1
R407 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R62 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Arab-Israeli conflict goes far beyond the wars waged on Middle East battlefields. There is also a war of narratives revolving around the two defining traumas of the conflict: the Holocaust and the Nakba. One side is charged with Holocaust denial, the other with exploiting a tragedy while denying the tragedies of others. In this path-breaking book, political scientist Gilbert Achcar explores these conflicting narratives and considers their role in today's Middle East dispute. He analyzes the various Arab responses to the Holocaust, from the earliest intimations of the genocide, through the creation of Israel and the occupation of Palestine, and up to our own time, critically assessing the political and historical context for these responses. Achcar offers a unique ideological mapping of the Arab world, in the process defusing an international propaganda war that has become a major stumbling block in the path of Arab-Western understanding.

Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Hardcover, New): David Patterson Emil L. Fackenheim - A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust (Hardcover, New)
David Patterson
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Emil Fackenheim was the last in a long line of Jewish philosophers to emerge from Germany, the modern center of Western philosophy, following Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck, and Martin Buber. In this revealing book, David Patterson explores Fackenheim's rigorous pursuit of a philosophical response to the tragedy of the Holocaust. Fackenheim's writing sheds light on the tensions between Jewish thinking and German philosophy, illustrating how elements of the latter were used by the Nazis to justify Jewish annihilation. In addition, he emphasizes the important implications of defining Jewish philosophy as its own entity, separate from the tenets of the Jewish cultural tradition.

Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust (Hardcover): Hedi Fried Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Hedi Fried; Translated by Alice Olsson 1
R341 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R113 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

‘There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.’

Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered and she and her sister were forced into hard labour until the end of the war.

Now ninety-four, she has spent her life educating young people about the Holocaust and answering their questions about one of the darkest periods in human history. Questions like, ‘How was it to live in the camps?’, ‘Did you dream at night?’, ‘Why did Hitler hate the Jews?’, and ‘Can you forgive?’.

With sensitivity and complete candour, Fried answers these questions and more in this deeply human book that urges us never to forget and never to repeat.

Doctors from Hell - The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans (Hardcover, 1st Sentient Publications Ed): Vivien Spitz Doctors from Hell - The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans (Hardcover, 1st Sentient Publications Ed)
Vivien Spitz 2
R536 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R80 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This is a chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, told for the first time by an eyewitness court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors. This is the account of 22 men and 1 woman and the torturing and killing by experiment they authorised in the name of scientific research and patriotism. "Doctors from Hell" includes trial transcripts that have not been easily available to the general public and previously unpublished photographs used as evidence in the trial. The author describes the experience of being in bombed-out, dangerous, post-war Nuremberg, where she lived for two years while working on the trial. Once a Nazi sympathiser tossed bombs into the dining room of the hotel where she lived moments before she arrived for dinner. She takes us into the courtroom to hear the dramatic testimony and see the reactions of the defendants to the proceedings. This landmark trial resulted in the establishment of the Nuremberg code, which set the guidelines for medical research involving human beings. It is a significant addition to the literature on World War II and the Holocaust, medical ethics, human rights, and the barbaric depths to which human beings can descend.

Perpetrating the Holocaust - Leaders, Enablers, and Collaborators (Hardcover): Paul R. Bartrop, Eve E. Grimm Perpetrating the Holocaust - Leaders, Enablers, and Collaborators (Hardcover)
Paul R. Bartrop, Eve E. Grimm
R2,565 Discovery Miles 25 650 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Weaving together a number of disparate themes relating to Holocaust perpetrators, this book shows how Nazi Germany propelled a vast number of Europeans to try to re-engineer the population base of the continent through mass murder. A comprehensive introductory essay, along with a detailed chronology, reference entries, primary sources, images, and a bibliography provide crucial information that readers need in order to understand Hitler's plan, as carried out through legislation and armed violence. The book also demonstrates that both within Nazi Germany, and in other parts of Europe, all sectors of society played a role in planning, facilitating, and executing the Final Solution. In addition to entries on nearly 150 perpetrators, the book includes 25 primary source documents, ranging from government memoranda to first-hand observations of Nazi killing activities to field reports from senior officers on the scene of Holocaust killing sites. Also included are excerpts from literary memoirs. Students and researchers will find these documents to be fascinating statements as well as excellent source material for further research. Provides readers with insights into how, when, and in what capacity Holocaust activities took place before and during World War II Shows the wide variety of ways in which Germans and collaborators in occupied countries sought to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the war to maximize Nazi anti-Jewish measures Explains how those who came to be recognized as perpetrators were captured and faced justice at the end of the war Works through the general notion of perpetration during the Holocaust, showing the extent to which the Holocaust was a multifaceted event involving hundreds of thousands across Europe

The Future of the German-Jewish Past - Memory and the Question of Antisemitism (Paperback): Gideon Reuveni, Diana Franklin The Future of the German-Jewish Past - Memory and the Question of Antisemitism (Paperback)
Gideon Reuveni, Diana Franklin
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Germany's acceptance of its direct responsibility for the Holocaust has strengthened its relationship with Israel and has led to a deep commitment to combat antisemitism and rebuild Jewish life in Germany. As we draw close to a time when there will be no more firsthand experience of the horrors of the Holocaust, there is great concern about what will happen when German responsibility turns into history. Will the present taboo against open antisemitism be lifted as collective memory fades? There are alarming signs of the rise of the far right, which includes blatantly antisemitic elements, already visible in public discourse. But it is mainly the radicalization of the otherwise moderate Muslim population of Germany and the entry of almost a million refugees since 2015 from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan that appears to make German society less tolerant and somewhat less inhibited about articulating xenophobic attitudes. The evidence is unmistakable-overt antisemitism is dramatically increasing once more.The Future of the German-Jewish Past deals with the formidable challenges created by these developments. It is conceptualized to offer a variety of perspectives and views on the question of the future of the German-Jewish past. The volume addresses topics such as antisemitism, Holocaust memory, historiography, and political issues relating to the future relationship between Jews, Israel, and Germany. While the central focus of this volume is Germany, the implications go beyond the German-Jewish experience and relate to some of the broader challenges facing modern societies today.

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