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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50 As with most historians, Hilberg sees Hitler's role in the Final Solution as "
salient," but he does little beyond implying that the Fiihrer activated the
machinery already programmed for murder in 1 94 1. "For years, the
administrative machine ...
Like almost everything else associated with Polish-Jewish relations, the role of
this organization is a matter of controversy: Poles contend that it reflects a
widespread willingness in Poland to help Jews; Jewish critics argue that Zegota's
The Vatican has responded with the publication of a voluminous collection of
documents on the role of the Holy See during the war, generating one of the most
extensive historical discussions of the many ethical questions associated with the
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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