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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Foreign Office officials had their own version of the Madagascar Plan, in which
the Wilhelmstrasse had an important part to play. But this is only part of the story.
The Abteilung Deutschland, which occupied itself with Jewish questions, was not
Throughout the war, officials spoke of the severe restrictions placed upon refugee
traffic by the lack of shipping space. Historians have shown, however, that the
scarcity of carriers, while real enough, posed no absolute barrier to the transport
It was officials at the Foreign Office who finally subverted the project, as they had
often blocked aid of other kinds to European Jews — "a striking testimony to the
ability of the British civil service to overturn ministerial decisions," according to ...
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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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