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Lewy, Guenter 1923-

Works: 60 works in 278 publications in 6 languages and 15,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D804.5.G85, 940.531808991497
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Most widely held works by Guenter Lewy
The Nazi persecution of the gypsies by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, Guenter Lewy draws upon thousands of documents - many never before published - from German and Austrian archives to create the most comprehensive and accurate picture available of the fate of the Gypsies under the Nazi regime. Lewy traces the escalating vilification of the Gypsies as the Nazis instigated a widespread crackdown on the "work-shy" and "itinerants." But he shows that Nazi policy towards Gypsies was confused and changeable. At first, local officials persecuted Gypsies, and those who behaved in gypsy-like fashion, for antisocial tendencies. Later, with the rise of race obsession, Gypsies were seen as a threat to German racial purity, though Himmler himself wavered, trying to separate out and save those he considered "pure Gypsies" descended from Aryan roots in India. Indeed, Lewy challenges much existing scholarship in showing that, however much the Gypsies were persecuted, there was no general program of extermination analogous to the "final solution" for the Jews."--BOOK JACKET
America in Vietnam by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles American involvement in Vietnam, from the 1950s through the 1970s, documenting strategic and tactical failures and reviewing the charges made against the American conduct of the war
The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
55 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the Catholic Church and its relationship to Hitler's Third Reich
The Armenian massacres in Ottoman Turkey a disputed genocide by Guenter Lewy ( )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1915, the Ottoman government, then run by the Young Turks, deported most of its Armenian citizens from their eastern Anatolian lands. According to reliable estimates, close to forty percent of the prewar population perished, many in brutal massacres. Armenians call it the first genocide of the twentieth century. Turks speak of an instance of intercommunal warfare and wartime relocation made necessary by the treasonous conduct of their Armenian minority.The voluminous literature on this tragic episode of World War I is characterized by acrimony and distortion in which both sides have simplified a complex historical reality and have resorted to partisan special pleading.The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkeyexamines the rich historical evidence without political preconceptions. Relying on archival materials as well as eye-witness testimony, Guenter Lewy avoids the sterile was-it-genocide-or-not debate and presents a detailed account of what actually happened. The result is a book that will open a new chapter in this contentious controversy and may help achieve a long-overdue reconciliation of Armenians and Turks
The cause that failed : communism in American political life by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a height of almost 100,000 members during the Depression, when politicians, workers, and intellectuals were drawn into its orbit, the American Communist Party has descended into irrelevance and isolation, failing even to run a presidential candidate in 1988. Indeed, as Guenter Lewy writes in this critical account of American Communism, despite decades of feverish activity and ferocious discipline, it was a cause doomed to fail from the very beginning. In The Cause that Failed, Lewy offers an incisive narrative of the American Communist Party from the days of John Reed to the advent of gla
Religion and revolution by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on genocide and humanitarian intervention by Guenter Lewy ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peace & revolution : the moral crisis of American pacifism by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessons by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in medical treatment now enable physicians to prolong life to a previously unknown extent, however in many instances these new techniques mean not the saving of life but prolonging the act of dying. In the eyes of many, medical technology has run out of control and contributes to unnecessary suffering. Hence the demand has arisen that patients should be entitled to choose death when pain and physical and mental deterioration have destroyed the possibility of a dignified and meaningful life and that their doctors should help them to realize this endeavor. At the present time there are seven jurisdictions in the world that, with various restrictions, have legalized the practice of assisted death- physician-assisted suicide and/or voluntary euthanasia- to wit, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemborg, and Switzerland in Europe and the states of Oregon, Washington and Montana in the United States. Four of these regimes have been functioning for many years, and we have from them a substantial body of data as well as much observational research. This book is based on this material. The literature dealing with the moral, legal and social aspects of assisted death is voluminous, but there is also much writing that provides a detailed accounts of the way that these four regimes are working. Many partisans, on both sides of the issue, cite existing data selectively or, at times, willfully distort the empirical evidence in order to strengthen their case. Based on the documentary record and interviews with officials, this book gives the reader a reliable picture of the way assisted death functions and to draw relevant lessons. While accurate factual information cannot settle a moral debate, it nevertheless is a precondition of any well-founded argument. -- from Book Jacket
Why America needs religion : secular modernity and its discontents by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The federal loyalty-security program : the need for reform by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
False consciousness : an essay on mystification by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constitutionalism and statecraft during the Golden Age of Spain : a study of the political philosophy of Juan de Mariana, S.J. by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
19 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If God is dead, everything is permitted"? by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La persécution des Tsiganes par les Nazis by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Tsiganes étaient un affront aux théories sociales nazies et furent pour cela persécutés et envoyés dans les camps de concentration. G. Lewy, à partir de documents allemands et autrichiens, dresse un bilan d'une répression à la fois confuse et inconstante : il s'agissait de lutter contre une sous-race associale mais Himmler voulait tenir compte des racines aryennes indiennes de certains
Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die katholische Kirche und das Dritte Reich by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1965 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rückkehr nicht erwünscht" : die Verfolgung der Zigeuner im Dritten Reich by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'église catholique et l'Allemagne nazie by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il massacro degli armeni : un genocidio controverso by Guenter Lewy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lewy, Günter 1923-
English (180)
Italian (16)
French (11)
German (9)
Spanish (4)
Turkish (3)