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Gray zones : ambiguity and compromise in the Holocaust and its aftermath

Author: Jonathan Petropoulos; John K Roth
Publisher: Oxford : Berghahn, 2006.
Series: War and genocide, v. 8.
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"Few essays about the Holocaust are better known or more important than Primo Levi's reflections on what he called "the gray zone," a reality in which moral ambiguity and compromise were pronounced. In this volume, accomplished Holocaust scholars explore the terrain that Levi identified. Together they bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Petropoulos; John K Roth
ISBN: 1845453026 9781845453022
OCLC Number: 70765743
Notes: Originally published: New York; Berghahn, 2005.
Description: xxii, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series Title: War and genocide, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Petropoulos and John Roth.

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Few essays about the Holocaust are more important than Primo Levi's reflections on what he called "the gray zone," a reality in which moral ambiguity and compromise were pronounced. Here,  Read more...

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