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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In a wide-ranging discussion of the significance of the trial itself and the role of
the accused in the destruction process, she returned again and again to the Jews
themselves. Her target was the Jewish leadership, whose behavior, she said, ...
non would pass and that conditions for Jews in Germany would eventually
improve. But Jews were ... For as long as they could, German-Jewish leaders
strove to further emigration and to minister to the needs of their community. It is
hard to ...
Jewish Agency leaders, men like David Ben Gurion, Moshe Shertok, and Eliezer
Kaplan, tended to resist the emotional calls from a Palestinian Jewry for various
kinds of action. In 1943 the Agency established a United Rescue Committee to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - polarbear123 - LibraryThing
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