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Hitler's ghettos : voices from a beleaguered society, 1939-1944

Author: Gustavo Corni
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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"Hundreds of ghettos were created throughout eastern Europe by the Germans and their allies during the Second World War. Some were large - the one in Warsaw held almost half a million people in 1942 - others were very small. All had the purpose of holding Jews separate from the rest of the population, almost invariably in extraordinary deprived, squalid and crowded conditions. They became antechambers to the death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gustavo Corni
ISBN: 0340762454 9780340762455
OCLC Number: 48628115
Description: ix, 358 ; 24 cm
Contents: Witnesses from the ghettos : an analysis of the sources --
The construction of the ghettos --
The reaction of the Jews to ghettoization --
The Judenräte --
The Jewish police --
Life in the ghettos --
Ghetto society : all equal? --
Life and death --
Work as salvation --
Round-ups, deportations and the elimination of the ghettos --
Resistance in the ghettos --
Conclusion : morality besieged.
Other Titles: Ghetti di Hitler.
Responsibility: Gustavo Corni ; translated from the Italian by Nicola Rudge Iannelli.
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"Hundreds of ghettos were created throughout eastern Europe by the Germans and their allies during the Second World War. Some were large - the one in Warsaw held almost half a million people in 1942 - others were very small. All had the purpose of holding Jews separate from the rest of the population, almost invariably in extraordinary deprived, squalid and crowded conditions. They became antechambers to the death camps but that purpose was not clear to most of their inhabitants. These 'cities within cities' merit consideration, then, not just as staging posts in the extermination of European Jewry but as communities in their own right, with their own dynamics, in which elements of traditional pre-war Jewish society continued to exist." "There have been some studies of the largest ghettos - Warsaw and Lodz - and a few accounts of some of the smaller ones; but very little examination of the ghettos as a whole. This pioneering new history draws heavily on the testimonies of those who suffered in them, making use of a wide range of diaries and memoirs (and exploring the problems inherent in such sources). Other documentary sources - particularly German - are also used, but the intention is to look at the ghettos 'from below', focusing on behaviour, values and suffering, as well as on the heroism and the passiveness of the Jewish communites. Never before has personal testimony been so extensively used and systematically evaluated to write a history of the East European ghettos."--Jacket.

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