Debates on the Holocaust

Debates on the Holocaust

The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past.

Author: Tom Lawson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847793218

Category: History

Page: 336

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Debates on the Holocaust is the first attempt to survey the development of Holocaust historiography for a generation. It analyses the development of history writing on the destruction of the European Jews from just before the end of the Second World War to the present day, and argues forcefully that history writing is as much about the present as it is the past. The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past. Debates on the Holocaust will appeal to sixth form and undergraduate students and their teachers, Holocaust historians and anyone interested in either the destruction of the European Jews or in the process by which we access and understand the past.
Categories: History

Debating the Holocaust

Debating the Holocaust

A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent.

Author: SPECIAL CONSULTANT THOMAS. DALTON

Publisher:

ISBN: 1591481783

Category:

Page: 336

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A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent. Here, arguments and counter-arguments are presented, and all relevant facts are laid out in a clear and concise manner. The entire debate, censored in public, is presented in a scholarly fashion. (3rd ed.)
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Histories of the Holocaust

Histories of the Holocaust

A comprehensive and accessible guide to the major themes and debates in Holocaust historiography over the last two decades.

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199566792

Category: History

Page: 314

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A comprehensive handbook covering the prolific and sophisticated historiography of the Holocaust of the last two decades. This book is the most up-to-date and wide-ranging assessment of the state of historical research on the Holocaust currently available, covering the 'Final Solution' as a European project, the decision-making process, perpetrator research, plunder and collaboration, regional studies, ghettos, camps, race science and antisemitic ideology, andrecent debates concerning modernity, organization theory, colonialism, genocide studies and cultural history. Beyond describing other historians' arguments, Stone provides critical analyses of the complex and wide-ranging literature in the field, discerning major themes and trendsand assessing the achievements and shortcomings of the various approaches. In so doing, this book illustrates that there can and should never be a single history of the Holocaust, and facilitates an understanding of the genocide of the Jews from a multiplicity of angles.
Categories: History

Debating the Holocaust

Debating the Holocaust

A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent.

Author: Thomas Dalton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1591480868

Category: History

Page: 334

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For the past few decades there has been raging a kind of subterranean debate, one of monumental importance. It is a debate about the Holocaust - not whether or not it "happened" (this is a meaningless claim), but rather, how it happened, through what means, and to what extent. On the one hand we have the traditional, orthodox view: the six million Jewish casualties, the gas chambers, the cremation ovens and mass graves. On the other hand there is a small, renegade band of writers and researchers who refuse to accept large parts of this story. These revisionists, as they call themselves, present counter-evidence and ask tough questions. Among the issues they raise are these: There is no trace of a 'Hitler order' to exterminate the Jews; key witnesses have either falsified or greatly exaggerated important aspects of their stories; major death camps - Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, and Treblinka - have all but vanished; we find little evidence of disturbed earth for mass graves; we find few remains of the millions of alleged victims - neither bones nor ash; mass-gassing with Zyklon-B would be nearly impossible without ventilators and ceiling holes; mass-gassing with diesel engine exhaust is practically impossible, given the low level of carbon monoxide; wartime air photos of Auschwitz show none of the alleged mass-burnings or cremations; the '6 million' number has no basis in fact, and actually traces back decades before the war; trends in Jewish world population strongly suggest less than 6 million lost; and the present number of "survivors" - currently over 1 million - implies few wartime deaths. The revisionists arrive at a different account. Hitler, they say, wanted to expel the Jews, not kill them. The ghettos and concentration camps served primarily for ethnic cleansing and forced labor, not mass murder. The Zyklon gas chambers did in fact exist, but were used for delousing and sanitary purposes. And most important, the Jewish death toll was much lower than commonly assumed - on the order of 500,000. In this book, for the FIRST TIME EVER, the reader can now judge for himself. Arguments and counter-arguments for both sides are presented, and all relevant facts are laid out in a clear and concise manner. The entire debate is presented in a scholarly and non-polemical fashion. Citations are marked, and facts are checked. READ, and JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.
Categories: History

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of ...

Author: M. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137388575

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.
Categories: Religion

A Companion to the Holocaust

A Companion to the Holocaust

The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences.

Author: Simone Gigliotti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118970522

Category: History

Page: 704

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Provides a cutting-edge, nuanced, and multi-disciplinary picture of the Holocaust from local, transnational, continental, and global perspectives Holocaust Studies is a dynamic field that encompasses discussions on human behavior, extremity, and moral action. A diverse range of disciplines – history, philosophy, literature, social psychology, anthropology, geography, amongst others – continue to make important contributions to its scholarship. A Companion to the Holocaust provides exciting commentaries on current and emerging debates and identifies new connections for research. The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences. A team of international contributors provides insightful and sophisticated analyses of current trends in Holocaust research that go far beyond common conceptions of the Holocaust’s causes, unfolding and impact. Scholars draw on their original research to interpret current, agenda-setting historical and historiographical debates on the Holocaust. Six broad sections cover wide-ranging topics such as new debates about Nazi perpetrators, arguments about the causes and places of persecution of Jews in Germany and Europe, and Jewish and non-Jewish responses to it, the use of forced labor in the German war economy, representations of the Holocaust witness, and many others. A masterful framing chapter sets the direction and tone of each section’s themes. Comprising over thirty essays, this important addition to Holocaust studies: Offers a remarkable compendium of systematic, comparative, and precise analyses Covers areas and topics not included in any other companion of its type Examines the ongoing cultural, social, and political legacies of the Holocaust Includes discussions on non-European and non-Western geographies, inter-ethnic tensions, and violence A Companion to the Holocaust is an essential resource for students and scholars of European, German, genocide, colonial and Jewish history, as well as those in the general humanities.
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My Brother s Keeper

My Brother s Keeper

What responsibility do the Poles share for the mass murder of the Jews, which took place largely on Polish soil? In a major contribution to the history of the Holocaust Polonsky gathers together the most important arguments in this debate.

Author: Antony Polonsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203407028

Category: History

Page: 252

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What responsibility do the Poles share for the mass murder of the Jews, which took place largely on Polish soil? In a major contribution to the history of the Holocaust Polonsky gathers together the most important arguments in this debate.
Categories: History

German Protestants Remember the Holocaust

German Protestants Remember the Holocaust

From Holocaust to Goldhagen - Exemplary debates on the memory of the
Holocaust in the last two decades Public representations of the Holocaust allow
the identification of patterns of publicly articulated forms of Holocaust
remembrance .

Author: K. Hannah Holtschneider

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825855392

Category: History

Page: 225

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Focusing on the 1980s-90s, examines how Protestants in Germany interpret their self-understanding as part of the community which is defined by its connection to the Nazi past. Analyzes representations of the Holocaust and of the Christian-Jewish relationship in three German Protestant theological texts: the 1980 statement of the Rhineland synod of the Evangelical Church "Zur Erneuerung des Verhältnisses von Christen und Juden"; Marquardt's theological text "Von Elend und Heimsuchung der Theologie: Prolegomena zur Dogmatik" (1992); and Britta Jüngst's dissertation "Auf der Seite des Todes das Leben" (1996). The analysis of these texts is informed by the development of narratives of collective memory of the Holocaust in German society in the 1980s-90s, from the miniseries "Holocaust" to the Goldhagen controversy. All three texts admit the responsibility of Christianity and Christians for the Holocaust and build theologies that do not reject Jews. Contends that, contrary to their stated intentions, most Holocaust theologians do not truly listen to the Jewish perspective. Calls on practitioners of "theology after Auschwitz" to embrace Jews and Judaism in order to restore the credibility of Christian Churches which abandoned the Jews in Auschwitz.
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Remembering the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Geoffrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book offers ...

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199716943

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 978

Remembering the Holocaust explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Geoffrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book offers a sweeping historical reconstruction of the Jewish mass murder as it evolved in the popular imagination of Western peoples, as well as an examination of its consequences. Alexander's inquiry points to a broad cultural transition that took place in Western societies after World War II: from confidence in moving past the most terrible of Nazi wartime atrocities to pessimism about the possibility for overcoming violence, ethnic conflict, and war. The Holocaust has become the central tragedy of modern times, an event which can no longer be overcome, but one that offers possibilities to extend its moral lessons beyond Jews to victims of other types of secular and religious strife. Following Alexander's controversial thesis is a series of responses by distinguished scholars in the humanities and social sciences--Martin Jay, Bernhard Giesen, Michael Rothberg, Robert Manne, Nathan Glazer, and Elihu & Ruth Katz--considering the implications of the universal moral relevance of the Holocaust. A final response from Alexander in a postscript focusing on the repercussions of the Holocaust in Israel concludes this forthright and engaging discussion. Remembering the Holocaust is an all-too-rare debate on our conception of the Holocaust, how it has evolved over the years, and the profound effects it will have on the way we envision the future.
Categories: Social Science

Reworking the Past

Reworking the Past

Reworking the Past performs a great service by bringing together the most incisive and provocative of the contributions of this prolonged dispute over the meaning of German history and the German identity.

Author: Peter Baldwin

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 0807043028

Category: History

Page: 308

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Fifteen prominent German, American, and Israeli historians confront the meaning of Nazism for German history
Categories: History

The Holocaust in Israeli Public Debate in the 1950s

The Holocaust in Israeli Public Debate in the 1950s

This book is the first comprehensive and impartial account of the ways in which people in the state of Israel grappled in the 1950s with the still fresh memory of the Holocaust and with finding a way of perpetuating it for future ...

Author: Roni Stauber

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123259926

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book is the first comprehensive and impartial account of the ways in which people in the state of Israel grappled in the 1950s with the still fresh memory of the Holocaust and with finding a way of perpetuating it for future generations. The public debate in Israel in the 1950s over the question of the Jewish response to the Nazi policy of extermination in areas under German domination during the Holocaust lies at the core of this work. The book exposes the disagreements and differences of opinion which guided and disturbed Israeli society and its leadership, and raises fundamental questions concerning the collective memory of the Holocaust. Thus it throws light on the nature of Israeli society in the 1950s as well as on the fears and requisites of its political leaders.
Categories: Social Science

Sociology Confronts the Holocaust

Sociology Confronts the Holocaust

The authors show that both national and global narratives of the Holocaust have
played a central role in shaping discourses around genocide and have helped
frame universal claims to human rights. Such processes invoke a broader debate
 ...

Author: Judith M. Gerson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822389682

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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This volume expands the intellectual exchange between researchers working on the Holocaust and post-Holocaust life and North American sociologists working on collective memory, diaspora, transnationalism, and immigration. The collection is comprised of two types of essays: primary research examining the Shoah and its aftermath using the analytic tools prominent in recent sociological scholarship, and commentaries on how that research contributes to ongoing inquiries in sociology and related fields. Contributors explore diasporic Jewish identities in the post-Holocaust years; the use of sociohistorical analysis in studying the genocide; immigration and transnationalism; and collective action, collective guilt, and collective memory. In so doing, they illuminate various facets of the Holocaust, and especially post-Holocaust, experience. They investigate topics including heritage tours that take young American Jews to Israel and Eastern Europe, the politics of memory in Steven Spielberg’s collection of Shoah testimonies, and the ways that Jews who immigrated to the United States after the collapse of the Soviet Union understood nationality, religion, and identity. Contributors examine the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 in light of collective action research and investigate the various ways that the Holocaust has been imagined and recalled in Germany, Israel, and the United States. Included in the commentaries about sociology and Holocaust studies is an essay reflecting on how to study the Holocaust (and other atrocities) ethically, without exploiting violence and suffering. Contributors. Richard Alba, Caryn Aviv, Ethel Brooks, Rachel L. Einwohner, Yen Le Espiritu, Leela Fernandes, Kathie Friedman, Judith M. Gerson, Steven J. Gold , Debra R. Kaufman, Rhonda F. Levine , Daniel Levy, Jeffrey K. Olick, Martin Oppenheimer, David Shneer, Irina Carlota Silber, Arlene Stein, Natan Sznaider, Suzanne Vromen, Chaim Waxman, Richard Williams, Diane L. Wolf
Categories: Social Science

The Holocaust s Ghost

The Holocaust s Ghost

Teaching the Holocaust in a Multiracial , Multicultural Urban Environment
CAROLE ANN REED AND MYRA NOVOGRODSKY are two debates currently
taking place among educators in the province of Ontario which are relevant to
teachers ...

Author: F.C. DeCoste

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888643373

Category: History

Page: 568

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A powerful collection of commentary on the Holocaust by international writers from nine disciplines. The volume forms a response to the Holocaust's demands on memory and on thought, and is an occasion to encounter the Holocaust both as history and as possibility. Contributors provided essays on art, politics, law, and education. The 38 contributors include: Stephen Feinstein, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Carol Ann Reed, Director, Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto; Sid Chafetz, artist and professor of art; Henry Friedlander, professor of history, Brooklyn College; David M. Crowe, professor of history, Elon College; Mark Osiel, professor of law, University of Iowa; James E. Young, professor of English and Judaic studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Sybil Milton, Vice-President, Independent Experts: Switzerland-World War II; and Zygmunt Bauman, emeritus professor of sociology, University of Leeds. The book has won several awards, including the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, Second Place, to copyeditor Carol Berger.
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Representing the Holocaust

Representing the Holocaust

A major voice in current historiographical discussions, Dominick LaCapra brings a new clarity to these issues as he examines the intersections between historical events and the theory through which we struggle to understand them.In a series ...

Author: Dominick LaCapra

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501705076

Category: History

Page: 248

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Defying comprehension, the tragic history of the Holocaust has been alternately repressed and canonized in postmodern Western culture. Recently our interpretation of the Holocaust has been the center of bitter controversies, from debates over Paul de Man's collaborationist journalism and Martin Heidegger’s Nazi past to attempts by some historians to downplay the Holocaust’s significance. A major voice in current historiographical discussions, Dominick LaCapra brings a new clarity to these issues as he examines the intersections between historical events and the theory through which we struggle to understand them.In a series of essays—three published here for the first time—LaCapra explores the problems faced by historians, critics, and thinkers who attempt to grasp the Holocaust. He considers the role of canon formation and the dynamic of revisionist historiography, as well as critically analyzing responses to the discovery of de Man’s wartime writings. He also discusses Heidegger’s involvement with National Socialism, and he sheds light on postmodernist obsessions with such concepts as loss, agora, dispossession, deferred meaning, and the sublime. Throughout, LaCapra demonstrates that psychoanalysis is not merely a psychology of the individual but that its concepts have sociocultural dimensions and can help us perceive the relationship between the present and the past. Many of our efforts to comprehend the Holocaust, he shows, continue to suffer from the traumatizing effects of its events and require a "working through" of that trauma if we are to gain a more profound understanding of the meaning of the Holocaust.
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Modernity and the Holocaust

Modernity and the Holocaust

A new afterword to this edition, "The Duty to Remember?But What?" tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels.

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801487196

Category: History

Page: 267

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A new afterword to this edition, "The Duty to Remember?But What?" tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels. Zygmunt Bauman explores the silences found in debates about the Holocaust, and asks what the historical facts of the Holocaust tell us about the hidden capacities of present-day life. He finds great danger in such phenomena as the seductiveness of martyrdom; going to extremes in the name of safety; the insidious effects of tragic memory; and efficient, "scientific" implementation of the death penalty. Bauman writes, "Once the problem of the guilt of the Holocaust perpetrators has been by and large settled... the one big remaining question is the innocence of all the rest?not the least the innocence of ourselves." Among the conditions that made the mass extermination of the Holocaust possible, according to Bauman, the most decisive factor was modernity itself. Bauman's provocative interpretation counters the tendency to reduce the Holocaust to an episode in Jewish history, or to one that cannot be repeated in the West precisely because of the progressive triumph of modern civilization. He demonstrates, rather, that we must understand the events of the Holocaust as deeply rooted in the very nature of modern society and in the central categories of modern social thought.
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Writing the Holocaust

Writing the Holocaust

This problem arose in response to a growing culture of Holocaust
commemoration in museums, films and popular culture, as well as tourism to
concentration camps reconstructed as museological sites. Scholars debated the
use and abuse of ...

Author: Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849660211

Category: History

Page: 208

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Writing the Holocaust provides students and teachers with an accessibly written overview of the key themes and major theoretical developments which continue to inform the nature of historical writing on the Holocaust. Holocaust studies is at a paradox: while historians of the Holocaust defend it as a legitimate and well-defined area of research, they write against a complex political and ideological background that undermines any claim for it as a normative field of historical study. Writing the Holocaust offers a lucid enquiry into this complex field by demonstrating the impact of current theories from the humanities and social sciences upon the treatment of Holocaust studies.
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Disciplining the Holocaust

Disciplining the Holocaust

... which official West German identity, arguably, has become as dependent on
the Holocaust as Jewish identity.” The debate about German guilt since the war's
end in 1945 is “hardly a history of silence and amnesia,” according to Grossmann
, ...

Author: Karyn Ball

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791475416

Category: History

Page: 304

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"Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics' efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the "proper" approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that govern a contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust. She examines the scholarly reception of Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners, the debates culminating in Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Lyotard's response to negations of testimony about the gas chambers, psychoanalytically informed frameworks for the critical study of traumatic history, and a conference on feminist approaches to the Holocaust and genocide. Ball's book bridges the gap between psychoanalysis and Foucault's understanding of disciplinary power in order to highlight the social implications of traumatic history."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Holocaust and History

The Holocaust and History

While in the 1960s and 1970s the stream of historical publications grew steadily ,
there was still almost no scholarly debate on the Holocaust . Hilberg certainly had
sparked a stormy controversy , which was particularly vehement in Israel , but ...

Author: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253215293

Category: History

Page: 836

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Essays discuss the study of Holocaust history, Nazi Germany, concentration camps, Jewish resistance, rescuers of Jews, and survivors.
Categories: History

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

What are the discussions about 'Holocaust Memorial Day' in UK political arena?

Author: Angela Collins

Publisher: Dictus Publishing

ISBN: 384546710X

Category:

Page: 128

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What are the discussions about 'Holocaust Memorial Day' in UK political arena? This documentation features the transcripts of the unabridged speeches held in the UK Parliament from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr. Sadiq Khan), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Barbara Follett), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr. Shahid Malik) and other MPs' of the UK Parliament. This non-partisan documentation offers the reader a direct glance at the parliamentary debate on 'Holocaust Memorial Day' and the discussions of the Parliamentary members in relation to the political agenda.
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The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide

The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide

Dan Stone, Histories of the Holocaust (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010),
p. 10. Tom Lawson, Debates on the Holocaust (Manchester: University of
Manchester Press, 2010), p. 309. Peter Hayes and John K. Roth, 'Introduction', ...

Author: C. Kakel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137391698

Category: History

Page: 99

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Based on an exploration of both pre-Nazi and Nazi theory and practice, Pete Kakel challenges the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, illuminating the Holocaust's decidedly imperial-colonial origins, context, and content in a book of interest to students, teachers, and lay readers, as well as specialist and non-specialist scholars.
Categories: History