Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World

Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World

by Peter Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810109565

ISBN-13: 9780810109568

Pub. Date: 08/28/1991

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Winner of the 1992 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

Nearly half a century after the Nazi massacre of the Jews in Europe, the Holocaust is now moving from the domain of experience to that of history. It is becoming the subject of recorded rather than living memory. Is real comprehension of the development and horror of the Nazi onslaught accessible to us? If so, through

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Winner of the 1992 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

Nearly half a century after the Nazi massacre of the Jews in Europe, the Holocaust is now moving from the domain of experience to that of history. It is becoming the subject of recorded rather than living memory. Is real comprehension of the development and horror of the Nazi onslaught accessible to us? If so, through what intellectual processes or categories of understanding, and in the face of what temptations or diversions? How can we preserve, expand, and apply our knowledge of why and how barbarity came to prevail? What meaning can present and future generations derive from the catastrophe? These are the vital questions addressed by the essays in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810109568
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
Lesson & Legacies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Theodore Zev Weiss
Foreword

Peter Hayes
Introduction

Raul Hilberg
Opening Remarks: The Discovery of the Holocaust

I. Themes

Saul Friedländer
The "Final Solution": On the Unease in Historical Interpretation

Yehuda Bauer
Holocaust and Genocide: Some Comparisons

Steven T. Katz
Ideology, State Power, and Mass Murder/Genocide

Berel Lang
The History of Evil and the Future of the Holocaust

Michael R. Marrus
The Use and Misuse of the Holocaust

David Vital
After the Catastrophe: Aspects of Contemporary Jewry

II. Deeds

Hans Mommsen
The Reaction of the German Population to the Anti-Jewish Persecution and the Holocaust

Claudia Koonz
Genocide and Eugenics: The Language of Power

Robert Gellately
"A Monstrous Uneasiness": Citizen Participation and Persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany

Christopher R. Browning
One Day in Jozefow: Initiation to Mass Murder

Nechama Tec
Helping Behavior and Rescue During the Holocaust

III. Encounters

Lawrence Langer
Redefining Heroic Behavior: The Impromptu Self and the Holocaust Experience

Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Popularization and Memory: The Case of Anne Frank

James E. Young
Israel's Memorial Landscape: Sho'ah, Heroism, and National Redemption 

Franklin H. Littell
Early Warning: Detecting Potentially Genocidal Movements

Holocaust Educational Foundation Volunteers
Tellers and Listeners: The Impact of Holocaust Narratives

Geoffrey H. Hartman
Closing Remarks

Notes on the Contributors

Notes

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