The Holocaust: A German Historian Examines the Genocide
The history of the Holocaust keeps being written and rewritten in ever greater detail, but almost always by Jews. Wolgang Benz's book makes an important contribution by bringing the German perspective to this horrific event. A masterpiece of compression, the books covers all the major topics and issues, from the Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, to stripping Jews of their civil rights, from the establishment of ghettos to the creation of killing centers and the development of an efficient system for extermination. The book also includes a chapter on "The Other Genocide: The Persecution of the Sinti and Roma," detailing the crusade against the Gypsies.
From the Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg:
Benz's account is the necessary 'first course' for anyone who wants to know about the Holocaust and to think further about its meaning for humanity. It is of particular importance that the historian who has written this book is a German. This account is trustworthy because its author combines within himself the rare authority of someone who belongs to the past of his nation. He has both understood and transcended its history in this century. The subject of the book, the Holocaust, is somber beyond words, but this account in Benz's words is a cause for hope.
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Benz (anti-Semitism research, Technical Univ. of Berlin) is the author or editor of over 100 volumes, most available only in German. In this book, first published in 1995 and ably translated here, Benz provides a remarkable overview of the Holocaust in under 175 pages, covering a wide variety of topics, from the initial discrimination against German Jews and "Gypsies" to extermination by Einsatzgruppen and in the death camps. Benz shows an easy mastery of the primary-source material, although the book disappointingly lacks footnotes. He deliberately avoids many of the historical controversies, refusing, for example, to be drawn into the debate between functionalists and internationalists, although he does take a somewhat unpopular position by defending some of the leaders of the Judenr te. While this book is obviously not comprehensive in its coverage, it is a highly cogent introduction to the subject, sparking a hope that more of the author's publications will likewise be translated into English.--John A. Drobnicki, York Coll. Lib., CUNY
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This book is a must read for any one interested in holocaust and ww2. Gives german view and is very good. Read full review
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