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Jüdische Geschichte in deutschen Geschichtslehrbüchern

Author: Saul Benjamin Robinsohn; Chaim Schatzker
Publisher: Braunschweig, A. Limbach [1963]
Series: Internationales Schulbuchinstitut an der Kant-Hochschule Braunschweig.; Schriftenreihe
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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Examines to what extent German history texts deal with the Nazi era and the Holocaust, and whether German students learn enough about earlier Jewish history to be able to relate the events of World War II to the trajectory of the Jews in the past. Pp. 28-39 focus on the presentation of the Nazi era in 21 texts intended for primary and high-school students. Notes that all of the texts deal more extensively with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Robinsohn, Saul B. (Saul Benjamin), 1916-1972.
Jüdische Geschichte in deutschen Geschichtslehrbüchern.
Braunschweig : A. Limbach, 1963
(OCoLC)652014224
Named Person: Israel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Benjamin Robinsohn; Chaim Schatzker
OCLC Number: 2278575
Description: 53 pages 24 cm.
Series Title: Internationales Schulbuchinstitut an der Kant-Hochschule Braunschweig.; Schriftenreihe
Responsibility: [von] Saul B. Robinsohn und Chaim Schatzker.

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Examines to what extent German history texts deal with the Nazi era and the Holocaust, and whether German students learn enough about earlier Jewish history to be able to relate the events of World War II to the trajectory of the Jews in the past. Pp. 28-39 focus on the presentation of the Nazi era in 21 texts intended for primary and high-school students. Notes that all of the texts deal more extensively with the Jews during the Nazi period than during other periods, and all of them mention the Holocaust. However, they differ in how they present racism and Nazi antisemitism, Hitler's anti-Jewish measures, the Final Solution, and German reponsibility and guilt. Argues that a cursory presentation of the history of the Jews prior to the Holocaust makes it difficult for pupils to see the "Jewish question" and antisemitism in context. Some texts even mention these concepts for the first time in relation to the Holocaust, without further explanation. The texts mainly limit themselves to relating the fateful consequences of antisemitism, but do not deal with its background, and they present antisemitism as marginal in Hitler's ideology. Argues that the anti-Jewish measures that preceded the Holocaust should receive greater emphasis, since they can help pupils grasp the horrors without exposing them to too much information about the actual killings. The latter are very cursorily dealt with in most texts, but newer books portray the events in a more objective, yet humanly thrilling way. Divides the texts into three groups, according to whether they avoid taking a clear stand on the question of responsibility for the Holocaust, or whether they hold the Nazi party or all of Germany responsible.

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