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The Routledge History of the Holocaust

Edited by: Jonathan C. Friedman

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  December  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415779562
eBook ISBN: 9780203837443
Adobe ISBN: 9781136870606

10.4324/9780203837443
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The genocide of Jewish and non-Jewish civilians perpetrated by the German regime during World War Two continues to confront scholars with elusive questions even after nearly seventy years and hundreds of studies. This multi-contributory work is a landmark publication that sees experts renowned in their field addressing these questions in light of current research.

A comprehensive introduction to the history of the Holocaust, this volume has 42 chapters which add important depth to the academic study of the Holocaust, both geographically and topically. The chapters address such diverse issues as:

  • continuities in German and European history with respect to genocide prior to 1939
  • the eugenic roots of Nazi anti-Semitism
  • the response of Europe's Jewish Communities to persecution and destruction
  • the Final Solution as the German occupation instituted it across Europe
  • rescue and rescuer motivations the problem of prosecuting war crimes
  • gender and Holocaust experience
  • the persecution of non-Jewish victims
  • the Holocaust in postwar cultural venues.

This important collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Holocaust.

Table of contents

Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Jewish Communities of Europe on the Eve of World War II Download PDF
Chapter  2:  European Antisemitism Before the Holocaust and the Roots of Nazism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Germany and the Armenian Genocide of 1915–17 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Eugenics, Race Hygiene, and the Holocaust Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Weimar Germany and the Dilemmas of Liberty Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hitler and the Functioning of the Third Reich Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Thousand Year Reich’s Over One Thousand Anti-Jewish Laws Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Persecution and Gender Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Fate of the Jews in Austria, 1933–39 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Victim and Perpetrator Perspectives of World War II-ERA Ghettos Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Forging the “Aryan Utopia” Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Nazi “Euthanasia” Program Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Einsatzgruppen and the Issue of “Ordinary Men” Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Origins of the Final Solution Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Forced Labor in Nazi Anti-Jewish Policy, 1938–45 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Concentration and Extermination Camps of the Nazi Regime Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Paradise/Hades, Purgatory, Hell/Gehenna Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Levels of Accounting In Accounting for Genocide  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Reichskommissariat Ostland Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Holocaust in Western Europe Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Norway’s Role in the Holocaust Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Special Characteristics Of The Holocaust In Hungary, 1938–45 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Final Solution in Southeastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Transnistria Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Nation-Building and Mass Violence Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sweden’s Complicated Neutrality and the Rescue of Danish Jewry Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Rescuers Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Jewish Resistance Against Nazism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  “But I Forsook not thy Precepts” (PS.119:87) Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Church, Theology, and the Holocaust Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Model Denomination or Totalitarian Sect? Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Neglected Memory of the Romanies in the Holocaust/Porrajmos  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Persecution of Gay Men and Lesbians During the Third Reich Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Double Jeopardy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Jewish DP Experience Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Putting the Holocaust on Trial in the Two Germanies, 1945–89 Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Music in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Holocaust Documentaries Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sequential Art Narrative and the Holocaust Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Role of the Survivors in the Remembrance of the Holocaust Download PDF
Chapter  41:  “The War Began for Me after the War” Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Toward a Post-Holocaust Theology in Art Download PDF
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