The Holocaust in history
Published for Brandeis University Press by University Press of New England, Nov 1, 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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After the Italian surrender to the Allies in September 1943, the Germans salvaged
the wreckage of Fascism, eventually reassembled under Mussolini in a puppet
state, the Salo Republic. In some places, as in southeastern France, the SS took
its revenge and rounded up formerly protected Jews. In Italy itself, manhunts
against Jews began. Yet even then it was obvious that if the Germans really
wanted to move against Jews still nominally under Italian Fascist authority, they
had to do so ...
Rudolf Vrba, quoted in Gilbert, Auschwitz and the Allies, 205. See also Conway, "
Holocaust in Ungarn," 192—212. 1 2. Andre Biss, Der Stopp der Endldsung (
Stuttgart, 1966); Randolph L. Braham, "The Official Jewish Leadership of Wartime
Hungary," in Yisrael Gutman and Cynthia J. Haft, eds., Patterns of Jewish
Leadership in Nazi Europe, 1933—1945: Proceedings of the Third Yad Vashem
International Historical Conference, Jerusalem, April 4—7, 1977 (Jerusalem,
INDEX Abandonment of the Jews (Wyman), 156 Abel, Theodor, 12 Abteilung
Deutschland, 70 Abwehr, 150, 190 Acculturation, Jewish: in eastern Europe, 95
—96; in Germany (see Emancipation) Adam, Uwe Dietrich, 38, 42-43, 44, 45
Adler, Jacques, 1 5 3 — 54 Administration of German-occupied territories, 66—
70 Afrika Corps, 170 Agudat Yisrael, 144 Albanian Jews, 28 Allen, William
Sheridan, 12 Allies: bombing raids by, 192—93, 244n.21; and German overtures
to negotiate for ...
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THE HOLOCAUST IN PERSPECTIVE
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