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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In 1953, summing up his chronicle of these massacres, Gerald Reitlinger
observed that their naked savagery was unsurpassed even in the history of the
Final Solution.20 WESTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE: MURDER IMPROVISED
WEST EUROPEANS Popular reactions to the Jewish catastrophe in western
Europe occurred in a radically different context. In the east, even though the
Nazis screened the death camps from the general population, Nazi brutalities
were overt ...
Generally speaking, resistance in the west j I did not address Jews separately
and did not attune Jewish Resistance / 151 Eastern Europe/141 Slovakia and
Hungary: Rescue Resistance/148 Western Europe: Jewish Affirmation/151.
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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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