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Sources of Holocaust research : an analysis

Author: Raul Hilberg
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Holocaust continues to prompt hundreds of historical studies and investigations, with sources ranging from diaries and photographs to remnants of clothing and buildings to being analyzed by historians in an effort to achieve a truer picture of the time. Now Raul Hilberg, the acknowledged master of Holocaust historians, looks at the evidence itself - and finds it contains a history of its own. In Sources of
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hilberg, Raul, 1926-2007.
Sources of Holocaust research.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, ©2001
(OCoLC)606635251
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raul Hilberg
ISBN: 1566633796 9781566633796
OCLC Number: 45806391
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Types of Sources --
Three-dimensional and two-dimensional materials. In three dimensions: structures and objects --
In two dimensions: pictorial and verbal items. In verbal form: documents and testimony --
Documentary: published and confidential. In confidential: circulating and noncirculating --
In circulating: directions of flow (orders, letters, reports) --
In noncirculating: personnel records, notes, official and private diaries --
Testimony: legal, interviews, oral history, memoirs --
Composition --
In documents: signing, sequences, formats, density, distribution, security classifications, notations, storage, survivability --
In testimony: answers to questions, segmentation, and complex themes --
Style --
Prosaic Formulations --
Lists and "problem solving." --
Special Words and Symbols --
Required nouns and favored verbs and adjectives --
Blunt and Blunted Language --
Unvarnished expression. Veiled usage in legitimation, in cover words, and in roundabout formulations --
Flourishes --
Iconic, vernacular, wit, wordplay, and irony --
Premises --
Basic presumptions and derivative postulations --
Kinds of Information --
Detail, nonoccurrence in coverage, hearsay --
Omissions --
In documents: excluded background known to recipients, and cryptic notation. In testimony: excluded background not known to readers; inability to describe experiences; self-censorship; initial reluctance and delayed disclosure --
Falsity --
Common errors in rendition, errors of memory, denial of facts, and fabrication --
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Responsibility: Raul Hilberg.

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The acknowledged master of Holocaust historians offers an analysis of the nature of the sources, with attention to structure, style, and content.  Read more...

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