New Currents in Holocaust Research (Lesson and Legacies Series)

New Currents in Holocaust Research (Lesson and Legacies Series)

by Jeffry Diefendorf, Theodore Zev Weiss
     
 


In the courtroom and the classroom, in popular media, public policy, and scholarly pursuits, the Holocaust-its origins, its nature, and its implications-remains very much a matter of interest, debate, and controversy. Arriving at a time when a new generation must come to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust or forever lose the benefit of its historical, social,… See more details below

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In the courtroom and the classroom, in popular media, public policy, and scholarly pursuits, the Holocaust-its origins, its nature, and its implications-remains very much a matter of interest, debate, and controversy. Arriving at a time when a new generation must come to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust or forever lose the benefit of its historical, social, and moral lessons, this volume offers a richly varied, deeply informed perspective on the practice, interpretation, and direction of Holocaust research now and in the future. In their essays the authors-an international group including eminent senior scholars as well those who represent the future of the field-set the agenda for Holocaust studies in the coming years, even as they give readers the means for understanding today's news and views of the Holocaust, whether in court cases involving victims and perpetrators; international, national, and corporate developments; or fictional, documentary, and historical accounts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810120013
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Lesson & Legacies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Theodore Zev Weiss
Foreword

Acknowledgments

Jeffry M. Diefendorf
Introduction

I. Rethinking Nazi Policies

Paul B. Jaskot
Concentration Camps and Cultural Policy: Rethinking the Development of the Camp System, 1936-41

Sybille Steinbacher
The Relationship of the Auschwitz Camp to the Outside Environment, Economy and Society

Richard Breitman
The Nazis and the Jews of Italy: New Sources on the Responsibility for the Holocaust in Italy

II. Resistance and Rescue

Yehuda Bauer
The Problem of Non-Armed Jewish Reactions to Nazi Rule in Eastern Europe

Jonathan Goldstein
Motivation in Holocaust Rescue: The Case of Jan Zwartendijk in Lithuania, 1940

Yehudi Lindeman
Against All Odds: Successes and Fialures of the Dutch Palestine Pioneers

Lenore J. Weitzman
Women of Courage: The Kashariyot (Couriers) in the Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

III. German Scholars and the Holocaust

Patricia von Papen-Bodek
Anti-Jewish Research of the Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage in Frankfurt am Main between 1939 and 1945

Konrad Jarausch
Unasked Questions: The Controversy about Nazi Collaboration among German Historians

Devin Pendas
The Historiography of Horror: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial and the German Historical Imagination

IV. Historiography and the Challenges to Historians

Dan Michman
"Euphoria of Victory" as the Key: Situation Christopher Browning on the Map of Research on the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question"

Gerhard Weinberg
Browning and the Big Picture

Dariusz Stola
New Research on the Holocaust in Poland

Christian Gerlach
Some Recent Trends in German Holocaust Research

Susannah Herschel
Does Atrocity Have a Gender? Feminist Interpretations of the Women in the SS

V. Trials, Compensation, and Jewish Assets

Hilary Earl
Scales of Justice: History, Testimony, and the Einsatzgruppen Trial and Nuremburg

Rebecca Wittmann
Legitimating the Criminal State: Former Nazi Judges and the Distortion of Justice at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-65

Constantin Goschler
German Compensation to Jewish Nazi Victims

Jonathan Steinberg
Compensation Cases and the Nazi Past: Deutsche Bank and Its Historical Legacy

Helen Junz
Holocaust-Era Assets: Globalization of the Issue

VI. Confronting the Past 

Ian Buruma
The Innocent Eye: Childlike, Childish, and Children's Perspectives on The Holocaust

Jeffrey Herf
How and Why Did Holocaust Memory come to the United States A Response to Peter Novick's Challenge

Pieter Lagrou
Facing the Holocaust in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands

Suzanne Brown-Fleming
Excusing the Holocaust: German Catholics and the Sensation of Cardinal Aloisius Muench's "One World in Charity," 1946-59

James E. Young
Germany's Holocaust Memorial Problem—and Mine

Notes on Contributors

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