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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Against what has been the prevailing view in West Germany until fairly recently,
responsibility for the killings extends far beyond the Einsatzgruppen and the SS.
Regular army units were also heavily involved; they provided logistical support ...
Helmut Krausnick and Hans-Heinrich Wilhelm, Die Truppe des
Weltanschauungskrieges: Die Einsatzgruppen der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD
, 1938- 1942 (Stuttgart, 1981), 150-72 and passim. A new contribution to our
understanding of ...
... 190 Katz, Jacob, 158 Kershaw, Ian, 42, 46, 89-91, 92 Kersten, Felix, 186, 195
Killing squads, German, in Soviet Union, 28. See also Einsatzgruppen
Knowledge versus information about the Holocaust, 158 Koch, Erich, 64 Koehl,
Robert, 53, ...
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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