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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... Casting his net more widely, Robert Waite sifts Hitler's views ; on Jews and
many other questions, offering what must be for the layman a dizzying array of
Oedipal conflicts, projections, displace- \ments, and other psychological
ments among them. Himmler's experts acknowledged that it was impossible to kill
the entire Russian population in any event, and Nazi plans referred to a large
proportion that were to be enslaved.67 Closer examination of Nazi population ...
... to the Nazis in 1943, fearing the liquidation of the entire ghetto if they did not.33
"The truth is that the Jewish public in most j of the ghettos neither understood nor
accepted the path and assess- j ment of the fighters," says Yisrael Gutman.
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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
THE FINAL SOLUTION
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