Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory [NOOK Book]

Overview

When the Allies tried German war criminals at the end of World War II they were attempting not only to punish the guilty but also to set down a history of Nazism and of what had happened in Europe. Yet as Donald Bloxham shows in this incisive account, the reality was that these proceedings failed. Not only did the guilty often escape punishment but the final solution was largely written out of history in the post-war era.
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Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory

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Overview

When the Allies tried German war criminals at the end of World War II they were attempting not only to punish the guilty but also to set down a history of Nazism and of what had happened in Europe. Yet as Donald Bloxham shows in this incisive account, the reality was that these proceedings failed. Not only did the guilty often escape punishment but the final solution was largely written out of history in the post-war era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191543357
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,102,184
  • File size: 633 KB

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Legal Prism
1 Shaping the Trials: The Politics of Trial Policy, 1945-1949 17
1.1 The Theory behind the IMT Prosecution 17
1.2 The IMT Defendants: Individuals and Organizations 21
1.3 The Prospect of a Second International Trial 24
1.4 The Political Context of the Occupation of Germany 25
1.5 'The Trial that Never Was': The Aborted Second Trial of Major War Criminals 28
1.6 Unequal Progressions: The Courses of British and American Trial Policy from 1946 32
1.7 The Development of the OCCWC 37
1.8 The OCCWC and the Foreign Office (i): The Industrialists 38
1.9 The OCCWC and the Foreign Office (ii): The Military 41
1.10 British Domestic Opposition to the Trials 47
1.11 The Politics of the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings 49
2 Race-Specific Crimes in Punishment and Re-Education Policy: The 'Jewish Factor' 57
2.1 The Search for Evidence 58
2.2 Deploying the Evidence: 'Hard Documents' and 'Representative Examples' 60
2.3 Applying 'War Crimes' and 'Crimes against Humanity' 63
2.4 The 'Conspiracy' to Initiate War: The Tyranny of a Construct 69
2.5 The 'Jewish Factor' in the Royal Warrant Trials 75
2.6 Occupation Policy, Victim Specificity and Symbols of Suffering 80
Pt. II Post-War Representations and Perceptions
3 The Limits of the Legal Imagination: Plumbing the Depths of Nazi Criminality 93
3.1 The Dachau Trial 95
3.2 The 'Belsen' Trial 97
3.3 The IMT Trial and the Camp System 101
3.4 The Significance of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka 109
3.5 The Absence of Aktion Reinhard (i): An Expropriation Exercise? 110
3.6 The Absence of Aktion Reinhard (ii): By-Passing the Camps 116
4 The Failure of the Trial Medium: Charting the Breadth of Nazi Criminality 129
4.1 Genocide in the Consciousness of the Postwar World: An Overview 133
4.2 An Education in German Guilt 137
4.3 West German Responses to the IMT Trial 145
4.4 Towards the 'Final Solution of the War Criminals Question' 149
4.5 The Bystanders Judge Nuremberg 153
4.6 British and American 'Revisionism' 156
4.7 Negating Allied Punishment Policy: Premature Releases and Political Expediency 162
4.8 The Revised Rhetoric of the Wehrmacht's War 172
Pt. III The Trials and Posterity
5 A Nuremberg Historiography of the Holocaust? 185
5.1 Legal Omissions (i): The SS and Police 186
5.2 Legal Omissions (ii): The 'Ostland' Criminals 196
5.3 The Nuremberg Legacy (i): Motivation from the Nazi Elite to the Executioners 200
5.4 The Nuremberg Legacy (ii): 'Extermination through Work' 208
Conclusions 221
App. A Charter of the International Military Tribunal, article 6 229
App. B The defendants and organizations before the IMT 229
App. C The subsequent Nuremberg proceedings 231
Bibliography 233
Index 263
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