Gray Zones

Gray Zones

by John Roth
     
 

ISBN-10: 184545071X

ISBN-13: 9781845450717

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

The "gray zone" of the title refers to Primo Levi's phrase for the complex structure of Auschwitz, where the Italian author was interred, particularly to its system of conscripting Jews to collaborate in the destruction of fellow concentration camp inmates. Petropoulos (European history, Claremont McKenna College) and Roth (philosophy, Center for the Study of

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The "gray zone" of the title refers to Primo Levi's phrase for the complex structure of Auschwitz, where the Italian author was interred, particularly to its system of conscripting Jews to collaborate in the destruction of fellow concentration camp inmates. Petropoulos (European history, Claremont McKenna College) and Roth (philosophy, Center for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, same campus) introduce 25 chapters delving into the ambiguous nature of evil and justice. Contributors discuss aspects of this gray zone in relation to ghettos, survival strategies, identity issues, portrayal of the Holocaust in popular culture, and religion and ethics during and afterwards. Illustrations include maps and wartime film footage of Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845450717
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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