The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary / Edition 2

The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary / Edition 2

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by Randolph L. Braham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814326900

ISBN-13: 9780814326909

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary, Condensed Edition is an abbreviated version of the classic work first published in 1981 and revised and expanded in 1994. It includes a new historical overview, and retains and sharpens its focus on the persecution of the Jews. Through a meticulous use of Hungarian and many other sources, the book explains in

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The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary, Condensed Edition is an abbreviated version of the classic work first published in 1981 and revised and expanded in 1994. It includes a new historical overview, and retains and sharpens its focus on the persecution of the Jews. Through a meticulous use of Hungarian and many other sources, the book explains in a rational and empirical context the historical, political, communal, and socioeconomic factors that contributed to the unfolding of this tragedy at a time when the leaders of the world, including the national and Jewish leaders of Hungary, were already familiar with the secrets of Auschwitz.

The Politics of Genocide is the most eloquent and comprehensive study ever produced of the Holocaust in Hungary. In this condensed edition, Randolph L. Braham includes the most important revisions of the 1994 second edition as well as new material published since then. Scholars of Holocaust, Slavic, and East-Central European studies will find this volume indispensable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814326909
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
CONDENSED
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Maps11
Preface13
Source Abbreviations15
Glossary17
1Hungarian Jewry: A Historical Overview
Historical Background19
2The Beginning of the End
The Jewish Community before the Holocaust29
The Era before the German Occupation30
Roundup and Massacre of the "Alien" Jews32
The Delvidek Massacres34
The Labor Service System37
3The Road to Destruction
Antecedents of the German Occupation53
Horthy's Consent to the Delivery of "Jewish Workers"57
The German Occupation Forces and Authorities62
The Sztojay Government and Its Agencies65
4The Jewish Council and the Awareness of the Final Solution
The Jewish Councils: The Nazi Design73
The Central Jewish Council of Budapest74
The Jewish Leadership: An Evaluation84
Awareness of the Final Solution87
5The Final Solution: Phase I
Arrests and Intimidations99
Demands and Requisitions100
Isolation and Marketing of the Jews101
Social and Spiritual "Purification"103
The Pauperization and Expropriation of the Jews104
Preparations for the Roundup and Ghettoization of the Jews110
The Ghettoization, Concentration, and Deportation Master Plan113
The Ghettoization Decree114
6Phase II: Ghettoization, Concentration, Deportation
Zone I: Carpatho-Ruthenia and Northeastern Hungary117
The "Emergency" Measures in Southern Hungary121
The Dejewifiers' "Triumphal Tour"122
Reaction of the Central Jewish Council123
Internments through the Council124
Zone II: Northern Transylvania125
7Deportation
The Master Plan133
Zones I and II: Carpatho-Ruthenia, Northeastern Hungary, and Northern Transylvania137
German Reactions and Camouflage Attempts138
Hungarian Official Camouflage139
Zone III: Northern Hungary140
Zone IV: Southern Hungary East of the Danube144
The Special Case of the Delvidek and Southwestern Hungary146
The Strasshof Transports147
Zone V: Western Hungary149
Zone VI: Budapest and Its Environs151
8The Fate of the Jews of Budapest
Concentration of the Jews of Budapest155
Establishment of Yellow-Star Houses155
"Legal" Provisions Relating to the Relocation of the Jews156
The Separation of the Converts157
The Halting of the Deportations158
The Kistarcsa and Sarvar Tragedies164
The Agony and Hopes of the Budapest Jews: July 7-October 15, 1944166
Plans for the Employment and Concentration of the Jews177
9The Arrow Cross Era
The Szalasi Coup181
The Nyilas Terror184
The Systematic Drive against the Jews185
The Death Marches to Hegyeshalom187
The "International Ghetto"189
The Ghetto of Budapest191
10Attitudes and Reactions: Domestic
The Jews: Attitudes and Reactions199
The Jewishv Leaders: The Central Jewish Council200
The Relief and Rescue Committee203
The Kasztner Line209
The Krausz Line213
Komoly's Line215
Resistance Efforts215
The Christians: Attitudes and Reactions219
The Christian Churches and Their Leaders221
Hungarian Resistance224
11Attitudes and Reactions: International
The Allies227
The Neutral Countries233
The Vatican and the Budapest Nunciature240
The International Red Cross243
Slovakia245
Romania247
12Crime and Punishment
Losses of Hungarian Jewry251
Punishment254
Hungary256
Romania259
Yugoslavia259
West Germany260
Austria262
Other Countries262
Notes267
Bibliography303
Index305

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