The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945

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Oxford University Press, 1991 - Law - 808 pages
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When The Holocaust first appeared in Israel in 1987, it was hailed as the finest, most authoritative history of Hitler's war on the Jews ever published. Representing twenty years of research and reflection, Leni Yahil's book won the Shazar Prize, one of Israel's highest awards for historical work. Now available in English, The Holocaust offers a sweeping look at the Final Solution, covering not only Nazi policies, but also how Jews and foreign governments perceived and responded to the unfolding nightmare.
The Holocaust is astonishingly comprehensive. Yahil weaves a gripping chronological narrative that stretches from the Norwegian fjords to the Greek islands, from Amsterdam to Tehran--and even Shanghai. Her writing is balanced, objective, and compelling, as she systematically explores the evolution of the Holocaust in German-occupied Europe, probing its politics, planning, goals, and key figures. Yahil uses her command of the many relevant languages to marshal an impressive array of documentary and statistical evidence, driving her narrative forward with telling details and personal accounts--such as a survivor's description of her perseverance during a death march, or the story of the Struma, a boat that sank with over 700 Jewish refugees when the British refused to receive it in Palestine.
Along the way, she destroys persistent myths about the Holocaust: that Hitler had no plan for exterminating the Jews, that the Jews themselves went peacefully to the slaughter. Though Yahil finds that Nazi policies were often inconsistent, particularly during the years before the war, she conclusively demonstrates that Hitler was always working toward a final reckoning with world Jewry, envisioning his war as a war against the Jews. The book also recounts numerous uprisings and acts of resistance in ghettos and concentration camps, as well as the activities of Jewish partisan units. Yahil describes the work of Jews in America, Palestine, and world organizations on behalf of Hitler's victims--often in the face of resistance by the Allied governments and neutral states--and explores the factors that affected the success of rescue efforts.
The Holocaust is a monumental work of history, unsurpassed in scope and insightful detail. Objective yet compassionate, Leni Yahil brings together the countless diverse strands of this epic event in a single gripping account.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
PARTI
13
Hitler Implements TwentiethCentury AntiSemitism
34
Jews in Germany During the Early Days of Nazi Rule
53
The AntiJewish Boycott and LegislationSignificance
60
The Nuremberg Laws
67
The German Jews Struggle for Existence 1Through
73
The Dilemma of the Jews
88
The Second Stage
288
Overall Planning
306
From Subjugation to Extermination
320
The Jews of the GeneralgouvernementCaught Between
329
European Jewry Prior to Deportation to the East
336
Belgium
343
Yugoslavia
349
The Death Factories in Action 11942l
356

Attempts to Place Pressure on Germany
95
The Fateful Year
104
The Approaching War
114
PART II
123
Himmlers SS State
130
The First Deportations
136
Moving from Theory to Practice
143
Coercion of the Polish Jews
152
The Method of Natural Death
159
The Jewish Policy in the Occupied Countries of Northern
171
Southeastern Europe
178
The Jews Struggle for Survival
186
The Jews of Piotrkow Trybunalski
193
Facing a Triumphant Germany
225
PART III
241
The First StageEinsatzgruppen
253
Hitler Proclaims the Annihilation of European Jewry
404
The Armed Struggle of the Jews in NaziOccupied
457
The Ghetto War
466
The Warsaw Ghetto Revolt
479
The Last Phase of the Final Solution
499
The Destruction of Jewry
505
The Final Liquidation of the Ghettos in Eastern Europe
520
The Death Marches and Evacuation of the Camps
526
A Personal Testimony
539
Attempts at Rescue
573
Rescue on the Brink
631
EleventhHour Rescue
648
Appendix
661
Abbreviations
749
Index
785
Copyright

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Leni Yahil was Professor Emeritus at Haifa University, and was a member of the Editorial Board of Yd Vashem Studies and its affiliated publications.

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