Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust

Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust

by Boria Sax
     
 

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This book is a must for all collections in German history and animal rights. It is a deep and profound reflection on the complex and perplexing ways that animals can shape human culture and politics.—

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This book is a must for all collections in German history and animal rights. It is a deep and profound reflection on the complex and perplexing ways that animals can shape human culture and politics.—

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In this fascinating study, Sax, an intellectual historian and author, explores the elaborate system the Nazis developed using animal symbols to characterize different types of people and in the process provides a thought-provoking commentary of man's relationship with the animal kingdom. Adapting symbolism drawn from earlier traditions<-->the history of these symbols is part of the narrative<-->the animal symbols were twisted and applied to the Nazi propaganda of their inherent superiority, while people's attitudes and relationships towards actual animals were also affected and questioned. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826414083
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Boria Sax received his doctorate in Intellectual History from the State University of New York, Buffalo. He has been a consultant to many human-rights organizations including Amnesty International, Helsinki Watch, and the International League. He is founder of the nonprofit organization Nature in Legend and Story (NILAS, Inc.), which is dedicated "to promoting understanding of traditional bonds between human beings and the natural world." He is the author of several books and many articles, and lives in Westchester County, New York.

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