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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Regular army units were also heavily involved; they provided logistical support
and participated directly in shootings as well.17 Hilberg divides the killing into
two "sweeps," extending beyond European Russia into the former Baltic
tioning that country with the Germans, and an estimated 300,000 more, almost 10
percent of the Polish-Jewish population, fled German-held territory soon
afterward to parts held by the Russians. (Some Jews fled in the other direction,
from the ...
up in the sweeping removals of ethnic Germans whom the Russians did not want
to see behind German lines." Many Jews did not survive the rigors of exile in the
Soviet Union following their deportation, evacuation, or flight to the interior.
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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