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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partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 precipitated the slaughter of close to a
million persons in religious strife between Muslims and Hindus. As many as 3
million Bengalis may have been massacred in 1 97 1, with the secession of the ...
Altogether the Russians absorbed approximately 2 million Jews. For the next
year and a half, before the Germans attacked eastward, the Soviets worked hard
to break up the institutions of Polish and other national allegiance and to subdue
CONCLUSION The Holocaust took the lives of between 5 million and 6 million
people — about two-thirds of the European Jews and one-third of the world's
Jewish population. This conclusion comes from the Nazis' own accounts, with ...
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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