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The Holocaust : a reader

Author: Simone Gigliotti; Berel Lang
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is divided into six chronological sections and thematic subsections that deal with current debates about the origins, implementation, and postwar interpretation of the Holocaust. Included throughout are oral histories and testimonies of both victims and perpetrators, from Jewish council leaders, to ghetto and concentration camp victims, to SS officials and German soldiers, which bring to light how  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Gigliotti; Berel Lang
ISBN: 1405113995 9781405113991 1405114002 9781405114004
OCLC Number: 55644947
Notes: Simone Gigliotti is lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Description: xxii, 462 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Anti-Semites / Bernard Lewis --
From Weimar to Hitler / Robert S. Wistrich --
Nation and race / Adolf Hitler --
Nuremberg law for the protection of German blood and of the German honour of 15 September 1935 --
The setting / Henry Friedlander --
Ghetto formation / Raul Hilberg --
From "ethnic cleansing" to genocide to the "Final Solution": the evolution of the Nazi Jewish policy, 1939-1941 / Christopher R. Browning --
Some thoughts on the treatment of the alien population in the east / Heinrich Himmler --
The "Commissar decree," June 6, 1941 --
Affidavit of SS Grüppenführer Otto Ohlendorf --
Operation Barbarossa as a war of conquest and annihilation / Jürgen Förster --
From mass murder to the "Final Solution": the shooting of Jewish civilians during the first months of the eastern campaign within the context of the Nazi Jewish genocide / Peter Longerich --
Savage war: German warfare and moral choices in World War II / Omer Bartov --
Hitler's Reichstag speech, January 30, 1939 / Adolf Hitler --
Minutes of the Wannsee Conference, January 20, 1942 --
Intentions and the "Final Solution" / Berel Lang --
A controversy about the historicization of national socialism / Martin Broszat and Saul Friedländer --
Justice Jackson's report to the president on atrocities and war crimes, June 7, 1945 / Robert H. Jackson --
Inside the ghetto / Emmanuel Ringelblum --
Notebook H: Oskar Rosenfeld --
The second winter: October 29, 1942-March 18, 1943 / Herman Kruk --
Letters from Westerbork / Etty Hillesum --
United Nations convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, December 9, 1948 --
Defining genocide as a sociological concept / Helen Fein --
Is the Holocaust simply another example of genocide? / Mark Levene --
Conceptual blockages and definitional dilemmas in the "racial century": genocides of indigenous peoples and the Holocaust / A. Dirk Moses.
Responsibility: edited by Simone Gigliotti and Berel Lang.
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