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The extermination of the European Jews

Author: Christian Gerlach
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: New approaches to European history.
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"This major reinterpretation of the Holocaust surveys the destruction of the European Jews within the broader context of Nazi violence against other victim groups. Christian Gerlach offers a unique social history of mass violence which reveals why particular groups were persecuted and what it was that connected the fate of these groups and the policies against them. He explores the diverse ideological, political and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Gerlach
ISBN: 9780521880787 0521880785 9780521706896 0521706890
OCLC Number: 926623440
Description: xi, 508 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. I. Persecution by Germans. Before 1933 ; From enforced emigration to territorial schemes: 1933-41 ; From mass murder to comprehensive annihilation: 1941-42 ; Extending mass destruction: 1942-45 ; Structures and agents of violence --
pt. II. Logics of persecution. Racism and anti-Jewish thought ; Forced labor, German violence and Jews ; Hunger policies and mass murder ; The economics of separation, expropriation, crowding and removal ; Fighting resistance and the persecution of Jews --
pt. III. The European dimension. Legislation against Jews in Europe : a comparison ; Divided societies : popular input to the persecution of Jews ; Beyond legislation : non-German policies of violence ; In the labyrinths of persecution : survival attempts ; Conclusion : Group destruction in extremely violent societies.
Series Title: New approaches to European history.
Responsibility: Christian Gerlach.
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