The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews

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This new Seminar Study presents a straightforward, matter-of-fact analysis of the encounter between the Third Reich and the Jews. David Engel sets out to clarify the basic facts and to explore the possible reasons why 5.8 million European Jews died in its course. Rejecting the notion that the Holocaust must be approached with awe and trembling, the volume examines the documentary record that historians have been studying for over fifty years and outlines the problems and disagreements scholars face in ...
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The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews

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Overview

This new Seminar Study presents a straightforward, matter-of-fact analysis of the encounter between the Third Reich and the Jews. David Engel sets out to clarify the basic facts and to explore the possible reasons why 5.8 million European Jews died in its course. Rejecting the notion that the Holocaust must be approached with awe and trembling, the volume examines the documentary record that historians have been studying for over fifty years and outlines the problems and disagreements scholars face in interpreting it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781138835115
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/22/2014
  • Series: Seminar Studies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University. His books include In the Shadow of Auschwitz; Facing a Holocaust, and Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust.

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Table of Contents

An introduction to the Series
Note on Referencing System
Note on Place Names
List of Maps
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 The Background 1
1 Studying the Holocaust 1
2 The Jews 7
Pt. 2 Analysis 14
3 Hitler, Nazis, Germans, and Jews 14
4 1933-41 - A Twisted Road? 26
5 Responding to Persecution 38
6 The Transition to Killing 50
7 Responding to Murder 62
Pt. 3 Assessment 81
8 Humanity, Modernity, and the Holocaust 81
Pt. 4 Documents 88
Chronology 111
Glossary and guide to characters 115
Bibliography 125
Maps 136
Index 140
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