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A history of the Holocaust

Author: Yehuda Bauer; Nili Keren
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The author traces the roots of anti-Semitism that burgeoned through the ages and provides a comprehensive description of how and why the Holocaust occurred. This history is intensified by moving documentation, including passages from diaries left by concentration camp inmates as their only living testimony to the horrors they endured, plus tales of individual heroism amid unparalleled adversity. The revised edition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Young adult non-fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yehuda Bauer; Nili Keren
ISBN: 0531118843 9780531118849 0531155765 9780531155769
OCLC Number: 44573560
Description: 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Who are the Jews? --
Christianity and the developing Jewish civilization --
Jewish reactions until modern times --
Jewish mysticism and Messianism --
Jewish social and economic life in the diaspora --
2. Liberalism, emancipation, and antisemitism --
Social and political developments in Eastern Europe --
The ideological and organizational structure of nineteenth century Jewish society --
The results of emancipation --
Modern antisemitism --
Political antisemitism --
Jewish reactions --
Zionism and Palestine --
The Bund --
Anti-Zionist and other reactions --
3. World War I and its aftermath --
The background : 1914-1918 --
Genocide on the Armenians --
The background : 1918-1933 --
Soviet Jewry --
British and French Jewry --
Antisemitism in Britain and France --
American Jewry --
The new Jewish center in the United States --
Jewish reactions --
4. The Weimar Republic --
The Revolutionary era --
Social and economic problems --
Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party --
Nazi antisemitism --
5. The evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, 1933-1938 --
German foreign policy --
Nazi antisemitic policy --
6. German Jewry in the prewar era, 1933-1938 --
Jewish emigration --
Christianity and the Nazis. 7. Poland, the siege begins --
The German invasion --
The Jews in prewar Poland --
The Jews in occupied Poland --
The German plan for Jewish containment --
The ghettoes --
The Jewish councils, the Judenräte --
Four Jewish councils --
The Lódz Judenrat --
The Vilna (Vilnius) Judenrat --
The Warsaw Judenrat --
The Minsk Judenrat --
8. Life in the ghettoes --
Ghettoes in Poland --
The will to survive --
Religious life --
Education and cultural activity --
Youth movements --
Historical documentation --
Ghettoes in the USSR --
Kovno --
Terezin (Theresienstadt), the "model" ghetto --
The limits of unarmed resistance --
9. The "final solution" --
The Wannsee Conference --
Concentration and death camps --
Auschwitz --
10. West European Jewry, 1940-1944 --
France --
The southern (Vichy) zone --
The northern zone --
Algerian Jews under Vichy rule --
The Italian-occupied zone of France --
Belgium --
Holland --
11. Resistance --
Armed resistance --
The attitude toward resistance in the ghetto --
Other problems of armed resistance --
The Warsaw ghetto rebellion --
The Bialystock ghetto rebellion --
The resistance in Vilna --
Resistance in other ghettoes --
Partisans in Eastern Europe --
Resistance in camps --
Resistance in Western Europe. 12. Rescue? --
Summary, 1935-1939 --
Poland and Lithuania, 1939-1941 --
Jewish-Gentile relations in Eastern Europe --
The avenue of the righteous --
The rescue of Bulgarian Jews --
Rescue operation in Western Europe --
France --
Denmark --
The attitudes of the major powers --
The USSR, 1939-1942 --
The United States, 1939-1942 --
Britain, 1939-1942 --
Public information about the Holocaust, 1942-1944 --
13. The last years of the Holocaust, 1943-1945 --
Romania --
The rescue negotiations --
Slovakia --
Hungary --
The War Refugee Board --
Trucks for lives --
The Mayer negotiations --
The war ends --
Was rescue by negotiation possible? --
The Holocaust, summing up --
What "caused" the Holocaust? --
Holocaust and genocide, is there a difference? --
Theodicy, where was god? Where was man? --
Consequences of the Holocaust --
14. Aftermath and revival --
Appendix. Himmler's "Reflections on the treatment of peoples of alien races in the East."
Responsibility: Yehuda Bauer, with the assistance of Nili Keren.

Abstract:

The author traces the roots of anti-Semitism that burgeoned through the ages and provides a comprehensive description of how and why the Holocaust occurred. This history is intensified by moving documentation, including passages from diaries left by concentration camp inmates as their only living testimony to the horrors they endured, plus tales of individual heroism amid unparalleled adversity. The revised edition contains all new art -- maps, charts, tables, graphs. All art elements and text contain updated, more accurate statistics. It's easier to read and navigate. Lastly, there are two 8-page inserts (16 pages total) of black-and-white photographs.

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