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Holocaust : the Nazi persecution and murder of the Jews

Author: Peter Longerich
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing closely on the perpetrators and exploring the process of decision making, Longerich convincingly shows that anti-Semitism was not a mere by-product of the Nazis' political mobilization or an attempt to deflect the attention of the masses. Rather, from 1933 anti-Jewish policy was a central tenet of the Nazi movement's attempts to implement, disseminate, and secure National Socialist rule--and one which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Longerich
ISBN: 9780192804365 0192804367 9780199600731 0199600732
OCLC Number: 610166248
Language Note: In English; translated from the German.
Notes: "This book first appeared in Germany in 1998 under the title Politik der Vernichtung. For this English edition, the whole of the original text was revised to take account of the latest scholarship in the field of Holocaust studies: the book has been significantly reworked, shortened in some places and extended in others"--Page 9.
Description: xiii, 645 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Historical background: Anti-Semitism in the Weimar Republic --
Part I. Racial persecution, 1933-1939: --
The displacement of the Jews from public life, 1933-1934 --
Segregation and comprehensive discrimination, 1935-1937 --
Interim conclusions: the removal of Jews from German society, the formation of the national socialist 'people's community', and its consequences for Jewish life in Germany --
The intensification of the racial persecution of non-Jewish groups by the police apparatus, 1936-1937 --
Comprehensive deprivation of rights and forced emigration, late 1937-1939 --
The politics of organized expulsion --
Part II. The persecution of the Jews, 1939-1941 --
The persecution of Jews in the territory of the Reich, 1939-1940 --
Germen occupation and the persecution of the Jews in Poland, 1939-1940/1941: the first variant of a 'territorial solution' --
Deportations --
Part III. Mass executions of Jews in the occupied Soviet zones, 1941 --
Laying the ground for a war of racial annihilation --
The mass murder of Jewish men --
The transition from anti-Semitic terror to genocide --
Enforcing the annihilation policy : extending the shootings to the whole Jewish population --
Part IV. Genesis of the final solution on a European scale, 1941 --
Plans for a Europe-wide deportation and regional mass murders --
The Wannsee Conference --
Part V. The extermination of the European Jew, 1942-1945: --
The beginning of the extermination policy on a European scale in 1942 --
The further development of the policy of extermination after the turning of the war in 1942-1943: continuation of the murders and geographical expansion of the deportations.
Other Titles: Politik der Vernichtung.
Nazi persecution and murder of the Jews
Responsibility: Peter Longerich.

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A comprehensive history of the Nazi persecution and murder of European Jews, demonstrating just how central anti-semitism was to Nazi ideology and what a driving force it was in the development of  Read more...

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The most thorough and reliable account...deserves to be in the library of everyone interested in the history of the greatest genocide in history. * Richard J Evans, Times Literary Supplement. *

 
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