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Is the Holocaust unique? : perspectives on comparative genocide

Author: Alan S Rosenbaum
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique? How can it be compared with other instances of genocide? What constitutes genocide, and how should the international community respond? On one side of the dispute are those who fear that if the Holocaust is seen as the worst case of genocide ever, its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan S Rosenbaum
ISBN: 9780813344065 0813344069
OCLC Number: 213851100
Description: xix, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The ethics of uniqueness / John K. Roth --
Religion and the uniqueness of the Holocaust / Richard L. Rubenstein --
From the Holocaust: some legal and moral implications / Richard J. Goldstone --
The uniqueness of the Holocaust: the historical dimension / Steven T. Katz --
Responses to the Porrajmos: the Romani Holocaust / Ian Hancock --
The Atlantic slave trade and the Holocaust: a comparative analysis / Seymour Drescher --
The Armenian genocide as precursor and prototype of twentieth-century genocide / Robert F. Melson --
The comparative aspects of the Armenian and Jewish cases of genocide: a sociohistorical perspective / Vahakn N. Dadrian --
Stalinist terror and the question of genocide: the great famine / Barbara B. Green --
The Holocaust and the Japanese atrocities / Kinue Tokudome --
The Holocaust, Rwanda, and the category of genocide / Jerry Fowler --
Hitler, Pol Pot, and Hutu power: common themes in genocidal ideologies / Ben Kiernan --
"Global vision": Iran's Holocaust denial / Matthias Kuentzel --
The Promise and limits of comparison: the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda / Scott Straus --
Applying the lessons of the Holocaust / Shimon Samuels --
The rise and fall of metaphor: German historians and the uniqueness of the Holocaust / Wulf Kansteiner --
Uniqueness as denial: the politics of genocide scholarship / David E. Stannard.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Alan S. Rosenbaum ; with a foreword by Israel W. Charny.

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