The Holocaust in history
Published for Brandeis University Press by University Press of New England, 1987 - History - 267 pages
Did Europe's Jews go passively to their deaths? How did Nazi anti-Semitism evolve into mass murder? How important was Hitler's own hatred of the Jews in creating the Final Solution? Why didn't the Allies aggressively try to save Jews before the war's end? Michael R. Marrus, in the first comprehensive assessment of the vast historical literature on the Holocaust, tackles explosive issues and tortured memories, handling them with judiciousness and sensitivity. Drawing on the entire range of historical literature on this subject, he comments upon the questions that have troubled observers over the years. By applying the tools of historical, sociological, and political analysis, he presents a balanced but eye-opening treatment of many highly charged topics on the Holocaust, including the role of collaborationist governments, the Roman Catholic Church, the local populations, Jewish ghetto leadership, and the Jews themselves. Book jacket.
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Berlin had little to suggest beyond a promise of some future, European-wide "
solution." Therefore, there were no innovations in anti-Jewish policy. Sealed
ghettos such as those in eastern Europe were never contemplated. Occupation ...
The suggestion is that Tiso badly needed German support in early 1942 and may
well have curried favor with Berlin over Jewish deportations for this reason.45 In
the summer of 1942, after a majority of the Jews had been deported, Berlin ...
As Rabbi Leo Baeck, the National Union's president, put it, "I shall be the last to
leave. ... As long as a minyan exists in Berlin, here is my place. . . . Not until the
last Jew is saved."42 Dov Kulka's research on the Reichsvereinigung, based on
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Great book for me, about to teach a 'debates on the holocaust' module in History at college. Summed up the various arguments well and has got me interested in a number of the historians mentioned. If ... Read full review
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Wonderfully researched and superbly written, this book is the finest available introduction to how historians write about the Holocaust. Forcefully arguing that the Holocaust must be demystified and ... Read full review