The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination: A Social and Cultural History

The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination: A Social and Cultural History

by Tony Kushner, Kushner Antony Robin Jeremy
     
 

The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination attempts to explain and not to condemn the responses and reactions of the democratic world to the attempted destruction of European Jewry. It concentrates on the impact of the Holocaust on ordinary people in the democracies and examines the actions of the nation-state in the light of popular responses. Ultimately this

…  See more details below

Overview

The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination attempts to explain and not to condemn the responses and reactions of the democratic world to the attempted destruction of European Jewry. It concentrates on the impact of the Holocaust on ordinary people in the democracies and examines the actions of the nation-state in the light of popular responses. Ultimately this study argues that the Holocaust is not simply German, Jewish or continental history but is an integral but neglected part of the experience of many countries away from the killing fields. It is the first social and cultural history of its subject.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An outstanding contribution to the history of the Holocaust and the basis for further research."Mark Levene, University of Warwick

"Scholarly, readable, informative and exhaustively researched book. A formidable contribution to the study of the bystander in Holocaust history." Jewish Chronicle

"This is a wonderful book, written with passion and minute scholarship combined. I could not put it down. It depresses, challenges, and reinterprets Holocaust history in the light of what the British and Americans did and thought." Times Educational Supplement

"This book is not only a first-rate history but also very timely. Indespensable background reading for anybody who wants to share in creating a multicultural society. It is not simple history: it is about people. But is committed history written by a master-historian." Jewish Socialist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631194835
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/17/1995
Series:
Jewish Society and Culture Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Kushner is Marcus Sieff Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Southampton. He teaches in the area of race and immigration history and Holocaust studies and has published books on the subject of British antisemitism, Anglo-Jewish history, minority studies, racism and Facism.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >