Holocaust and History : The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the / Edition 1

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Overview

"A huge and hugely significant collection of much of the best Holocaust scholarship to appear in the last half-century." —Kirkus Reviews

"... magnificent... surely among [the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s] greatest achievements to date.... The range of the essays is nothing short of breathtaking." —Jerusalem Post

Fifty-four chapters by the world’s most eminent Holocaust researchers probe topics such as Nazi politics, racial ideology, leadership, and bureaucracy; the phases of the Holocaust from definition to expropriation, ghettoization, deportation, and the death camps; Jewish leadership and resistance; the role of the Allies, the Axis, and neutral countries; the deeds of the rescuers; and the impact of the Holocaust on survivors.

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Kirkus Reviews
A huge and hugely significant collection of much of the best Holocaust scholarship to appear in the last half-century. This immense, one-volume tome is published in association with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, where editor Berenbaum was formerly director of the Research Institute. Assisting him is Abraham Peck, the executive director of Houston's Holocaust Museum and the editor of two volumes in the series Archives of the Holocaust. Researchers of this controversial event argue here over the timing of the Nazi decision to commit genocide (Martin Broszat vs. Eberhard Jackel), the reasons why it happened, how unique the Holocaust was (Yehuda Bauer), and how ordinary the killers were (Gordon J. Horwitz and Daniel Jonah Goldhagen). Nazi policy was carried out differently in each country; thus, scholars examine the cases of victims, survivors, and perpetrators in Britain (Louise London), France (Susan S. Zuccotti), Hungary (Paul A. Levine and Randolph L. Braham), Italy (Meir Michaelis), Romania (Jean Ancel), and even Turkey (Mark Epstein). Despite the words þdisputed and reexaminedþ in the subtitle, the extent of the victim count isnþt questioned, nor are Holocaust deniers given a forum. However, the collection tolerates adamant differences of opinion and controversial theories, such as Gerhard L. Weinberg's defense of London's closing of Palestine to Jewish refugees and his contention that only "a tiny number" of Jews would have been rescued had the Western Allies bombed the gas chambers. The complexities of Holocaust survivors are well covered by Marjorie Allard, Dori Laub, Dalia Ofer, and Dina Porat. Non-Jewish victims and rescuers of the Holocaust are also wellrepresented. With this one weighty volume of 54 chapters (and extensive notes), a reader can learn how far Holocaust scholarship has progressed and what areas will be discussed for generations to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253215291
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 856
  • Sales rank: 1,039,428
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments by Michael Berenbaum and Abraham Peck

Part 1: Probing the Holocaust: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go
1. Sources and Their Uses Raul Hilberg
2. A Past That Will Not Go Away Yehuda Bauer
3. The Holocaust: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go Eberhard Jäckel
4. The Holocaust: Where We Are, Where We Need to GoA Comment Michael R. Marrus

Part 2: Antisemitism and Racism in Nazi Ideology
5. The Use of Antisemitism in Nazi Wartime Propaganda David Bankier
6. The Holocaust: A Very Particular Racism Steven T. Katz
7. Antisemitism and Racism in Nazi Ideology Walter Zwi Bacharach
8. Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Reinterpretations of National Socialism Omer Bartov

Part 3: The Politics of Racial Health and Science
9. Human Genetics and the Mass Murder of Jews, Gypsies, and Others Benno Müller-Hill
10. From Colonial Racism to Nazi Population Policy: The Role of the So-Called Mischlinge Annegret Ehmann
11. The Cooperation of German Racial Hygienists and American Eugenicists before and after 1933 Stefan Kühl

Part 4: The Nazi State: Leadership and Bureaucracy
12. Executive Instinct: Reinhard Heydrich and the Planning for the Final Solution Charles W. Sydnor, Jr.
13. Plans for the Final Solution in Early 1941 Richard Breitman
14. State Policy and Corporate Involvement in the Holocaust Peter Hayes
15. The Civil Service and the Implementation of the Holocaust: From Passive to Active Complicity Hans Mommsen
16. The Other Crimes of Adolf Hitler Franklin H. Littell

Part 5: "Ordinary Men": The Sociopolitical Background
17. The T4 Killers: Berlin, Lublin, San Sabba Henry Friedlander
18. Ordinary Germans or Ordinary Men? A Reply to the Critics Christopher R. Browning
19. Complicity or Entanglement? Wehrmacht, War, and Holocaust Jürgen Förster
20. The Amsterdam Police and the Persecution of the Jews Guus Meershoek
21. Ordinary Men or Ordinary Germans? Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Part 6: Multiple Voices: Ideology, Exclusion, and Coercion
22. Neglected Holocaust Victims: The Mischlinge, the Jüdischversippte, and the Gypsies John A. S. Grenville
23. "Slapping Up Spastics" Hugh Gregory Gallagher
24. Final Solution of the Homosexual Question? The Antihomosexual Policies of the Nazis and the Social Consequences for Homosexual Men Günter Grau
25. The Pink Triangle: Homosexuals as "Enemies of the State" Rüdiger Lautmann
26. The Black Experience during the Holocaust Robert Kesting

Part 7: Concentration Camps: Their Task and Environment
27. Auschwitz Concentration Camp: How It Was Used in the Nazi System of Terror and Genocide and in the Economy of the Third Reich Franciszek Piper
28. Antechamber to Birkenau: The Zigeunerlager after 1933 Sybil Milton
29. Concentration Camps and the Non-Jewish Environment Edith Raim
30. Places Far Away, Places Very Near: Mauthausen, the Camps of the Shoah, and the Bystanders Gordon J. Horwitz

Part 8: The Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals
31. The Holocaust in Hungary: A Retrospective Analysis Randolph L Braham
32. The Holocaust in Italy: Areas of Inquiry Meir Michaelis
33. Antonescu and the Jews Jean Ancel
34. The Allies and the Holocaust Gerhard L. Weinberg
35. Surviving the Holocaust: The Situation in France Susan S. Zuccotti
36. British Responses to the Plight of Jews in Europe, 1933-1945 Louise London
37. Bureaucracy, Resistance, and the Holocaust: Understanding the Success of Swedish Diplomacy in Budapest, 1944-1945 Paul A. Levine
38. A Lucky Few: Refugees in Turkey Mark A. Epstein
39. The Catholic Response to the Holocaust: Institutional Perspectives John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M.
40. The Ecclesiastical Final Solution: The German Christian Movement and the Anti-Jewish Church Doris L. Bergen

Part 9: Jewish Leadership, Jewish Resistance
41. The Armed Jewish Resistance in Eastern Europe: Its Unique Conditions and Its Relations with the Jewish Councils (Judenräte) in the Ghettos Yitzhak Arad
42. Remembering and Invoking 1789 during the Holocaust: The Trials and Tribulations of French Jews Richard I. Cohen
43. The Jewish Underground Press in France and the Struggle to Expose the Nazi Secret of the Final Solution Adam Rayski
44. Czech and Slovak Wartime Jewish Leadership: Variants in Strategy and Tactics Livia Rothkirchen

Part 10: The Rescuers
45. Reflections on Rescuers Nechama Tec
46. The Rescuer Self Eva Fogelman
47. Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust: A Portrait of Moral Courage Samuel P. Oliner

Part 11: The Survivor Experience
48. "We're on Our Way, but We're Not in the Wilderness" Jacqueline Giere
49. Way Station of Exodus: Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugees in Postwar Austria Thomas Albrich
50. From Illegal Immigrants to New Immigrants: The Cyprus Detainees, 1946-1949 Dalia Ofer
51. Against All Odds: Survivors of the Holocaust and the American Experience William B. Helmreich
52. Holocaust Survivors in Past and Present Leo Eitinger
53. Israeli Society and Recent Attitudes toward the Jews of Europe and Holocaust Survivors Dina Porat
54. History, Memory, and Truth: Defining the Place of the Survivor Dori Laub with Marjorie Allard

Contributors
Index

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