War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust / Edition 280

War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust / Edition 280

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by Doris Bergen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847696308

ISBN-13: 9780847696307

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies,…  See more details below

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In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the handicapped, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi program of conquest and genocide - purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space - and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847696307
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface: War and Genocide: Race and Space Chapter 3 Preconditions: Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Common Prejudices in Early-Twentieth-Century Europe Chapter 4 Leadership and Will: Adolf Hitler, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, and Nazi Ideology Chapter 5 From Revolution to Routine: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938
Chapter 6 Experiments in Brutality, 1939-1940: War Against Poland and the So-Called Euthanasia Program Chapter 7 Open Aggression: In Search of War, 1938-1939
Chapter 8 Expansion and Systematization: Exporting War and Terror, 1940-1941
Chapter 9 The Peak Years of Killing: 1942 and 1943
Chapter 10 Death Throes and Killing Frenzies, 1944-1945
Chapter 11 Conclusion: The Legacies of Atrocity

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War and Genocide 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the way the author ogranized the information. This is such a broad subject and organization by chapter themes was both important and easy to follow. She does a very good job of providing a mix of oral history and further bibliographic information for the reader as well. I would very much recommend this book for any student.
loveley 6 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago