Victims and Survivors: The Nazi Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands 1940-1945

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How was it possible, in a country like the Netherlands--a nation so proud of its traditions of liberalism and tolerance--that such a large proportion of Jewish citizens could fall victim to Nazi genocide, especially when Jews in France and Belgium fared markedly better? Bob Moore's comprehensive study, the first of its kind to appear in English in nearly 30 years, examines all the central elements of this question. Moore explores in detail the nature of the Nazi persecutors, their victims, and the specific ...
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Overview


How was it possible, in a country like the Netherlands--a nation so proud of its traditions of liberalism and tolerance--that such a large proportion of Jewish citizens could fall victim to Nazi genocide, especially when Jews in France and Belgium fared markedly better? Bob Moore's comprehensive study, the first of its kind to appear in English in nearly 30 years, examines all the central elements of this question. Moore explores in detail the nature of the Nazi persecutors, their victims, and the specific circumstances of the German occupation of the Netherlands.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340691571
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 554,035
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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Manchester Metropolitan University
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 The Jews and the Netherlands before 1940 19
3 Invasion and occupation: the first months 42
4 Isolation 62
5 Deportation and extermination 91
6 Survival: exemptions and exclusions 116
7 Survival in hiding 146
8 Self-help, rescuers and bystanders 161
9 Persecutors, pursuers and accomplices 190
10 The survival of foreign Jews 212
11 The last year of occupation and the realities of liberation 225
12 Conclusion 253
Appendix 259
Chronology of the persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands 261
Notes 268
Glossary and abbreviations 307
Bibliography 315
Index 334
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