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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Therefore, there were no innovations in anti-Jewish policy. Sealed ghettos such
as those in eastern Europe were never contemplated. Occupation authorities
encouraged emigration, though without much success, and on a few occasions ...
giance of Germans in so many other areas can hardly be ignored in evaluating
public opinion toward Jews. ... And finally, while it was true that official anti-
Jewish policy was out of popular hands, its implementation through the state and
Gerald Reitlinger, The Final Solution: The Attempt to Exterminate the Jews of
Europe, 1939-194; (New York, 1961). ... Philip Friedman, "The Lublin
Reservation and the Madagascar Plan: Two Aspects of Nazi Jewish Policy during
the Second ...
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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