Sources of the Holocaust / Edition 1

Sources of the Holocaust / Edition 1

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by Steve Hochstadt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333963458

ISBN-13: 9780333963456

Pub. Date: 04/03/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This new collection of original Holocaust documents and sources brings readers into direct contact with perpetrators and victims. The words of Nazi leaders and common soldiers, SS doctors and European collaborators show how and why they planned and participated in mass murder. Jewish and non-Jewish victims speak of their persecution and resistance. Steve

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This new collection of original Holocaust documents and sources brings readers into direct contact with perpetrators and victims. The words of Nazi leaders and common soldiers, SS doctors and European collaborators show how and why they planned and participated in mass murder. Jewish and non-Jewish victims speak of their persecution and resistance. Steve Hochstadt's commentary on each source outlines the historical causes and step-by-step development of the Holocaust, as well as the continuing debates about its significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333963456
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/03/2004
Series:
Documents in History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
626,542
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• The Context of Christian Antisemitism
• The Creation of Monsters in Germany: Jews and Others
• The Nazi Attack on Jews and Other Undesirables in the Third Reich, 1933-1938
• The Physical Assault on Jews in Germany, 1938-1939
• The Perfection of Genocide as National Policy, 1939-1943
• ¿Arbeit Macht Frei¿: Work and Death in Concentration Camps and Ghettos
• Assembly Lines of Death: Extermination Camps
• The Aftermath
• The Holocaust in Contemporary Life
• Conclusion
• Sources
• Bibliography
• Index

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Hochstadt has compiled an impressive and diverse collection of documents composed by Holocaust perpetrators and victims, as well as sources related to the causes and aftermath of the Shoah. ... Individually, these are fascinating documents, but collectively they tell a thorough (though by no means complete ¿ no book can do that) story of the Holocaust from its origins in New Testament antisemitism to the zenith of excessive nationalism, and, perhaps, unprecedented racial hatred and genocidal tendencies. The book honors the victims by telling their stories and indirectly serves as an indictment of the perpetrators the indictment is indirect because the book¿s documents and Hochstadt¿s commentary are never preachy. Instead the editor lets the perpetrators, victims, and collaborators speak to the reader in their own voices, resulting in a significant and valuable document collection that will greatly benefit scholars, college students, and anyone interested in reading primary sources that combine to tell a riveting account of the Shoah.