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Genocide on trial : war crimes trials and the formation of Holocaust history and memory

Author: Donald Bloxham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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"This study shows how Britain and the United States went about inscribing the history of Nazi Germany and the effect their trial and occupation policies had on both long and short term 'memory' in Germany and Britain. Donald Bloxham examines the actions and trials of German soldiers and policemen, the use of legal evidence, the refractory functions of the courtroom, and Allied political and cultural preconceptions  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Bloxham
ISBN: 0198208723 9780198208723 0199259046 9780199259045
OCLC Number: 47677194
Description: xix, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The legal prism. Shaping the trials: the politics of trial policy, 1945-1949 --
Race-specific crimes in punishment and re-education policy: the 'Jewish factor' --
pt. 2. Post-war representations and perceptions. The limits of the legal imagination: plumbing the depths of Nazi criminality --
The failure of the trial medium: charting the breadth of Nazi criminality --
pt. 3. The trials and posterity. A Nuremberg historiography of the Holocaust?
Responsibility: Donald Bloxham.
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When the Allies tried German war criminals at the end of World War II they were attempting not only to punish the guilty but also to set down a history of Nazism and of what had happened in Europe.  Read more...

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Bloxham's book is a serious, well-researched, and wide-ranging study, as well as being well-argued. The Jewish Journal of Sociology Fine study ... astute analysis ... a most impressive contribution Read more...

 
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