War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Barnes & Noble Edition)

War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Barnes & Noble Edition)

by Doris L. Bergen
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War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Barnes & Noble Edition) by Doris L. Bergen

While there are several excellent general histories of World War II, and of the Holocaust itself, there are few books that offer a short, detailed account of genocide within the larger context of political and military conditions in Europe between 1933 and 1945. Of these few, Doris L. Bergen's is undoubtedly the best.

Dr. Bergen situates the mass murder of European Jews and other peoples within the overall context of World War II. She describes the political and cultural pre-conditions of the genocide, the rise to power of the Nazi party, the entrenchment of its racial policies, and the beginnings of the system of sterilization and, later, murder of those stripped of their humanity. She also describes resistance to the Nazis among Jews, Serbs, and others. Unlike most treatments of the Holocaust, War and Genocide discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, and the handicapped. For the general reader who wants a fuller historical understanding of an ongoing human problem, this book will prove invaluable.

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ISBN-13: 9780760789063
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 01/27/2007
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Doris L. Bergen is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame and author of Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich.

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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 More than 1 year ago
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