All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust 1941-43 / Edition 2

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Overview

German and Italian fascist armies in the Second World War treated the Jews quite differently. Jews who fell into the hands of the German army ended up in concentration camps; none of those taken by the Italians suffered the same fate. Yet the protectors of the Jews were no philo-Semites, nor were they (often) great respecters of human life. Some of those same officers had sanctioned savage atrocities against Ethiopians and Arabs in the years before the war. Jonathan Steinberg uses this remarkable and poignant story to unravel the motives and forces underpinning both Fascism and Nazism. As a renowned historian of both Germany and Italy, he is uniquely placed to answer the underlying question; why?

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'... a fine book [on] one of the most compelling but least explained chapters in the history of the Holocaust ... marked by careful research and thoughtful analysis' - Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415290692
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of maps and documents
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Problem 1
Pt. I The Events
Phase One: Unsystematic Murder: War in the Balkans April 1941 to June 1942 15
Phase Two: Systematic Murder: The Italians Obstruct the Final Solution June 1942 to November 1942 50
Phase Three: The Net Widens: The Italians Defend Jews in Greece and France November 1942 to July 1943 85
The Last Act: The Fall of Fascism to the Armistice 25 July 1943 to 8 September 1943 135
Pt. II Explanations
1 The Matrix of Virtue and Vice 168
2 Two Types of Charisma 181
3 The Two Armies 206
4 Germans, Italians and Jews 220
Conclusion 242
Bibliography of Works since 1990 245
Sources and Bibliography 251
Holocaust Chronology 267
Notes 274
Index 307
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