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Engel, David (Professor)

Works: 35 works in 170 publications in 6 languages and 3,993 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger
Classifications: DS135.P6, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by David Engel
Understanding the holocaust by David Engel( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures that examine the encounter between Germany's Third Reich and the Jews of the twenty European countries that fell under Nazi domination between 1933 and 1945. The results of this encounter stretch human comprehension to the limit and raise frightening questions about the human condition
Studies in medieval Jewish intellectual and social history : festschrift in honor of Robert Chazan by Elliot R Wolfson( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, thirteen leading Judaicists and medievalists engage subjects that have been of particular concern to Professor Chazan...: the history of the Jewish communities in Western Christendom during the Middle Ages, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of the experience of medieval Jewry."--Back cover
In the shadow of Auschwitz : the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1939-1942 by David Engel( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The announcement in December 1942 by the Polish government-in-exile that the Germans were attempting to exterminate all Jews in Poland came after much information had reached the West through other sources. The Polish government's action and inaction in releasing the information was the result of the complex weighing by the government's concept of its obligations to the Jewish citizens of Poland. Originally published in 1987. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that wer
The Holocaust : the Third Reich and the Jews by David Engel( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new Seminar Study presents a straightforward, matter-of-fact analysis of the encounter between the Third Reich and the Jews. David Engel sets out to clarify the basic facts and to explore the possible reasons why 5.8 million European Jews died in its course. Rejecting the notion that the Holocaust must be approached with awe and trembling, the volume examines the documentary record that historians have been studying for over fifty years and outlines the problems and disagreements scholars face in interpreting it. Like a murder investigation, the book sifts evidence relating to the motives, means, and opportunities for the killing of European Jewry. In doing so it raises some vexatious and sharply contested questions: Why was it a German government that perpetrated the mass murder? What led that government to the conclusion that all Jews had to die? Could the murder have been prevented or its scale reduced had victims or bystanders acted differently? The main text is supported by some newly translated source material in the Documents Section and a range of additional tools including a glossary of terms, a bibliography, a chronology of the main events and four detailed maps."--Page 4 of cover
Facing a Holocaust : the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945 by David Engel( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the critical period after the free world became aware of Nazi Germany's plan to destroy every Jew within reach, of the existence of an apparatus for carrying out that intent, and of the fact that the victims of the Nazi murder campaign already numbered in the millions
Zionism by David Engel( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does Zionism continue to arouse such passion around the world? Zionism is hotly debated, but much of its history is unfamiliar to both advocates and opponents. Throughout that history, people who have called themselves Zionists have espoused a wide variety of ideas, programmes, and aims. Abrupt changes in global historical circumstances over the course of the twentieth century generated radical shifts in Zionist goals and tactics, along with intense arguments about what being a Zionist actually entailed. Nevertheless, Zionists managed to overcome both the obstacles of external opposition and their own internal disunity to help the State of Israel secure its independence in 1948." "Avoiding polemics, this book gives readers a clear understanding of why the Zionist movement came into being, how it achieved what it did, and what role it continues to play in the life of contemporary Jews, the State of Israel, and the effort to bring peace to the Middle East."--Jacket
Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust by David Engel( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nazi Holocaust is often said to dominate the study of modern Jewish history. Engel demonstrates that, to the contrary, historians of the Jews have often insisted that the Holocaust be sequestered from their field, assigning it instead to historians of Europe, Germany, or the Third Reich. He shows that reasons for this counterintuitive situation lie in the evolution of the Jewish historical profession since the 1920s. This one-of-a-kind study takes readers on a tour of twentieth-century scholars of the history of European Jewry, and the social and political contexts in which they worked, in order to understand why many have declined to view their subject from the vantage point of Jews' encounter with the Third Reich. Engel argues vehemently against this separation and describes ways in which a few exceptional scholars have used the Holocaust to illuminate key problems in the Jewish past."--Jacket
Daring to resist : Jewish defiance in the Holocaust( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassination of Symon Petliura and the trial of Scholem Schwarzbard, 1926-1927 : a selection of documents by David Engel( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Mai 1926 erschoss in Paris ein jüdischer Emigrant aus der Ukraine, der Uhrmacher Scholem Schwarzbard, den ehemaligen Präsidenten der Ukrainischen Nationalrepublik, Symon Petljura. Siebzehn Monate später wurde Schwarzbard von einem Pariser Gericht freigesprochen, obwohl er die Tat gestanden und nicht auf mildernde Umstände plädiert hatte. Das Attentat und der Prozess, in dem die tausendfachen Morde an den Juden der Ukraine im Jahr 1919 zur Sprache kamen, erregten öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit in Frankreich und der gesamten Welt. Sie schlugen sich wesentlich auf die Beziehungen zwischen Juden und Ukrainern, den zwei größten staatenlosen nationalen Minderheiten Europas, nieder.Der Band vereint neu entdeckte Archivalien in acht Sprachen sowie journalistische Beiträge aus französischen, deutschen, ukrainischen, russischen, hebräischen, jiddischen und amerikanischen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften. Damit wird diese historische Episode aus zahlreichen Perspektiven beleuchtet. Eine ausführliche Einleitung und ein umfassender Anmerkungsapparat setzen diese komplizierte und vielschichtige Geschichte in ihren historischen Kontext und helfen Lesern den Ablauf der Geschehnisse und deren Bedeutung für die unterschiedlichen Gruppen zu verstehen, die wesentlichen Anteil an ihnen hatten
On studying Jewish history in light of the Holocaust by David Engel( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mul har ha-gaʻash : ḥoḳre toldot Yiśraʼel le-nokhaḥ ha-Shoʼah by David Engel( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the attitude of Jewish historians toward the Holocaust, noting that many feel that the catastrophe should not affect their research on other aspects of Jewish history in the modern period; they see the Holocaust as a natural disaster, like a volcano, unrelated to prior Jewish life. However, some historians (e.g. Jacob Katz, Shmuel Ettinger, and Uriel Tal) view the Holocaust as the culmination of centuries of antisemitism, especially in Germany in the 19th century. Notes that works by Yehuda Bauer and a few other Israeli historians attempt to place the Holocaust in the mainstream of Jewish history, making it a part of the long-standing tradition of antisemitism in Europe
L'olocausto by David Engel( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized Jewish responses to German antisemitism during the First World War by David Engel( )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First World War marked a crucial period on the road to the destruction of German Jewry. During that time the form of antisemitism incorporated by the National Socialists first became crystallized, while the German Jewish defense organizations failed to respond adequately to this new development"--Page viii
Ben shiḥrur li-veriḥah : nitsole ha-Shoʼah be-Polin ṿeha-maʼavaḳ ʻal hanhagatam, 1944-1946 by David Engel( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Hebrew and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spowiedź : dzieje rodziny żydowskiej podczas okupacji hitlerowskiej w Polsce by Calel Perechodnik( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Polish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semanṭiḳah u-poliṭiḳah be-teʼur ha-yeḥasim ben ha-Polanim la-Yehudim by David Engel( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Hebrew and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking European Jewish history( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe has changed greatly in the last century. Political, social and ideological transformations have not only redrawn the map of the continent but have rewoven the fabric of its culture. These changes have nourished widespread reassessment in European historical research in terms of its presuppositions, its methodologies, its directions, its emphases, and its scope. The political boundaries between nations and states, along with the very concepts of 'nation' and 'boundary', have changed significantly, and the self-consciousness of ethnic minorities has likewise evolved in new directions. All these developments have affected how the Jews of Europe perceive themselves, and helped shape how historians view the Jewish past. This volume looks at the Jewish past in the spirit of this reassessment. Part I reconciders the basic parameters of the subject as well as some of its fundamental concepts suggesting new assumptions and perspectives from which to conduct future studies of European Jewish history. Topics covered here include periodization and the definition of geographical borders, antisemitism, gender and the history of Jewish women, and notions of assimilation. Part II is devoted to articulating the meaning of 'modernity' in the history of European Jewry and demarcating key stages in its crystallization. Contributors here reflect on the defining characteristics of a distinct early modern period in European Jewish history, the Reformation and the Jews, and the fundamental features of the Jewish experience in modern times. Parts III and IV present two scholarly conversations as case studies for the application of the critical and programmatic categories considered thus far: the complex web of relationships between Jews, Christians, and Jewish converts to Christianity (Conversos, New Christians, Marranos) in fifteenth-century Spain; and the impact of American Jewry on Jewish life in Europe in the twentieth century, at a time when the dominant trend was one of migration from Europe to the Americas. This timely volume suggests a new framework for the study of Jewish history and helps to contextualize it within the mainstream of historical scholarship
Otto Frank file( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains original documents that provide evidence of the efforts of Otto Frank to emigrate from Nazi-occupied Holland in 1941with his wife, daughters and mother-in-law. Also includes documents from 1945-1946 of efforts by surviving relatives to locate the Frank family
The assassination of Symon Petliura and the trial of Scholem Schwarzbard 1926-1927 : a selection of documents( )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am I a murderer? : testament of a Jewish ghetto policeman by Calel Perechodnik( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this moving memoir, a young Polish Jew chronicles his life under the Nazis. In the vain hope of protecting himself and his family, Calel Perechodnik makes the wrenching decision to become a ghetto policeman in a small town near Warsaw. The true tragedy of his choice becomes clear when during the Aktion he must witness his own wife and child being forced to board a train to the Treblinka extermination camp. Filled with loathing for the Germans, the Poles, his Jewish brethren, and himself, Perechodnik fled the ghetto to shelter with a Polish woman in Warsaw. In the course of 105 terror-filled days in hiding, he poured out his poignant story. Written while Nazi boots pounded the streets of the neighborhood and while his tortured memory was painfully fresh, this memoir has a rare immediacy and raw power. Shortly before his death in 1944, he entrusted the precious diary to a Polish friend. The document was eventually deposited in the Yad Vashem Archives in Jerusalem. Left nearly forgotten for half a century, it was finally published in Poland in 1993. We owe a great debt to historian Frank Fox for bringing us this sensitive translation, which reminds us anew of the power and truth of historical memory
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The Holocaust : the Third Reich and the Jews
ZionismHistorians of the Jews and the HolocaustDaring to resist : Jewish defiance in the Holocaust
Alternative Names
David Engel American historian

David Engel Amerikaans historicus

David Engel historiador estadounidense

David Engel historien américain

Engel, David J.

Engel, David J. 1951-

Engel, David Joshua

Engel, David Joshua 1951-...

Давид Энгель

אנגיל, דוד 1947-

אנגל, דוד

אנגל, דוד 1947-

ענגיל, דוד 1947-

ענגל, דוד 1947-

ענגעל, דוד 1947-

دايفيد إنجل مؤرخ أمريكي


English (128)

Polish (9)

Hebrew (6)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

German (2)