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The Path to Genocide: Essays on Launching the Final Solution / Edition 1
     

The Path to Genocide: Essays on Launching the Final Solution / Edition 1

by Christopher R. Browning
 

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ISBN-10: 0521558786

ISBN-13: 9780521558785

Pub. Date: 06/30/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Nazi Holocaust haunts the modern imagination as one of the most compelling examples of the human capacity for organized atrocity on a mass scale. This authoritative account of the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy from 1939 to 1942 seeks to answer some of the fundamental questions about what actually happened and why, between the outbreak of war and the emergence

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The Nazi Holocaust haunts the modern imagination as one of the most compelling examples of the human capacity for organized atrocity on a mass scale. This authoritative account of the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy from 1939 to 1942 seeks to answer some of the fundamental questions about what actually happened and why, between the outbreak of war and the emergence of the Final Solution. Christopher Browning's account assesses the historians' interpretations and offers his own insights, based on detailed case studies that uncovered important and telling new evidence.

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ISBN-13:
9780521558785
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/1995
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Prelude to Genocide: 1. Nazi resettlement policy and the search for a solution to the Jewish question, 1939-1941; 2. Nazi ghettoization policy in Poland, 1939-41; Part II. Conflicting Explanations: 3. German technocrats, Jewish labor, and the Final Solution: a reply to Götz Aly and Susanne Heim; 4. The holocaust as by-product? A critique of Arno Mayer; 5. 'Intentionalism' and 'Functionalism': the decision for the Final Solution reconsidered; Part III. The Perpetrators: Accommodation, Anticipation and Conformity: 6. Bureaucracy and mass murder: the German administrator's comprehension of the Final Solution; 7. Genocide and public health: German doctors and Polish Jews, 1939-1941; 8. One day in Józefów: initiation to mass murder.

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