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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While important differences existed between states — j there was much less
antisemitism in the Baltic states, and very little in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria — the
large Jewish populations of Poland, Rumania, and Hungary experienced great ...
He was unusually well placed to report on Jewish matters, having friendly
relations with Jews and having traveled widely throughout Poland, including the
Soviet-occupied zone. In a 1940 report, Karski noted that there were "wide
Nechama Tec, When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in
Nazi-Occupied Poland (New York, 1986), 59 and passim. 65. Ibid., 188. 66.
Teresa Prekerowa, "The Relief Committee of the Jews of Poland," in Abramsky, ...
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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
THE HOLOCAUST IN PERSPECTIVE
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