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The Holocaust and the revival of psychological history

Author: Judith M Hughes
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did men and women in one of the best educated countries in the Western world set out to get rid of Jews? In this book, Judith M. Hughes focuses on how historians' efforts to grapple anew with matters of actors' meanings, intentions, and purposes have prompted a return to psychoanalytically informed ways of thinking. Hughes makes her case with fine-grained analyses of books by Hugh Trevor-Roper, Ian Kershaw,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith M Hughes
ISBN: 9781107056824 1107056829 9781107690448 1107690447
OCLC Number: 880809015
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Hitler --
Nazi Germany and the Jews --
Willing executioners --
Examinations of conscience --
A battle with truth.
Responsibility: Judith M. Hughes, University of California, San Diego.

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Hughes focuses on how historians' efforts to grapple anew with actors' meanings, intentions, and purposes have prompted a return to psychoanalytically informed ways of thinking.  Read more...

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'Elegant and accessible, Judith M. Hughes's sober discussion probes the inner lives of Holocaust perpetrators through the lens of widely read researchers. Her book is a reminder of how varied and Read more...

 
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