The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath / Edition 1

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Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath presents a critical and important study of the Holocaust. Complete with an introduction that summarizes the state of the field, this book contains major reinterpretations by leading Holocaust authors along with key texts on testimony, memory, and justice after the cataastrophe.
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Editorial Reviews

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"In this sophisticated anthology, Omer Bartov has assembled an outstanding sampling of research literature illustrating some of the most fruitful new directions in studying the Holocaust that have emerged during the last decade. These academic writings are supplemented with important primary sources illustrating many of the problems of interpretation with which contemporary scholars are grappling. The Holocaust offers students a fine introduction to a complex subject."

David Engel, New York University, USA

"…outstanding. Professor Bartov has selected instructive, clearly written articles of the highest quality by leading scholars in Third Reich and Holocaust Studies that deftly combine historiography, narrative and argument. This volume will engage university students and generate important discussions."

Paul E. Kerry, Brigham Young University, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415150361
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Rewriting Histories Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 943,986
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Omer Bartv is Professor of European History at Rutgers University and has written on the Holocaust, Nazi Germany and modern France. His books include Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide and Modern Identity (2000); Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing and representation (1996)and Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis and War in the Third Reich (1991)

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Origins: Antisemitism and Scientific Racism 1. The Destruction of European Jews: Precedents 2. Psychiatry, German Society and the Nazi 'Euthanasia' Programme 3. Step by Step: The Expansion of Murder, 1939-1941 Part 2: Implementation: Beyond Intentionalism and Functionalism 4. The Extermination of the European Jews in Historiography: Fifty Years Later 5. The Planning Intelligentsia and the 'Final Solution' 6. The Wannsee Conference, the Fate of German Jews, and Hitler's Decision in Principle to Exterminate all European Jews 7. German Soldiers and the Holocaust: Historiography, Research and Implications 8. 'Once Again I've got to Play General to the Jews': From the War Diary of Blutordenstrager Felix Landau 9. Places far Away, Laces very Near: Mauthausen, the Camps of the Shoah, and the Bystanders 10. Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968 Part 3: Aftermath: Testimony, Justice, and Denial 11. Redefining Heroic Behaviour: The Impromptu Self and the Holocaust Experience 12. The Gray Zone 13. Remembering in Vain: The Klaus Barbie Trial and Crimes against Humanity

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