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The emergence of Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust

Author: Dan Mikhman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment of and the discourse of the Nazis and their allies on ghettos from 1939 to 1944. With conclusions that oppose all existing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Mikhman
ISBN: 9780521763714 0521763711
OCLC Number: 535491391
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Description: viii, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Historiography and popular understandings --
Ghetto: the source of the term and the phenomenon in the early modern age --
Ghetto and ghettoization as cultural concepts in the modern age --
The Nazis' anti-Jewish policy in the 1930s in Germany and the question of Jewish residential districts --
First references to the term 'ghetto' in the ideological discourse of the makers of anti-Jewish policies in the Third Reich (1933-1938) --
The semantic turning point in the meaning of 'ghetto': Peter-Heinz Seraphim and Das Judentum in osteuropa;ischen Raum --
The invasion of Poland and the emergence of the 'classic' ghettos --
Methodological interlude: the term 'ghettoization' and its use during the Holocaust itself and in later scholarship --
Would the idea spread to other places?: Amsterdam 1941, the only attempt to establish a ghetto west of Poland --
Ghettos during the final solution, 1941-1943: the territories occupied in Operation Barbarossa --
Ghettos during the final solution outside the occupied Soviet Union: Poland, Theresienstadt, Amsterdam, Transnistria, Salonika and Hungary --
Summary and conclusion.
Responsibility: Dan Michman ; translated by Lenn J. Schramm.
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This study traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European and Nazi discourse and examines the establishment of and the discourse on ghettos from 1939 to 1944. Drawing new conclusions,  Read more...


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"This profound, insightful, and surprising book proves the extraordinary value of asking the right questions. Michman's reassessment of the ghettos unsettles key assumptions about the Holocaust: Read more...

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