The language of Nazi genocide : linguistic violence and the struggle of Germans of Jewish ancestry (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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The language of Nazi genocide : linguistic violence and the struggle of Germans of Jewish ancestry

Author: Thomas Pegelow
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Nazi genocide of European Jews, words preceded, accompanied, and made mass murder possible. Using a multilayered approach to connect official language to everyday life, historian Thomas Pegelow Kaplan analyzes the role of language in genocide. This study seeks to comprehend how the perpetrators constructed difference, race, and their perceived enemies; how Nazi agencies communicated to the public through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pegelow
ISBN: 9780521888660 0521888662 9781107650572 1107650577
OCLC Number: 317288331
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "We are all Germans; why then ask for religion?" : cultural identity, language, and Weimar pluralism, 1928-1932 --
2. Racial and social boundaries between Germans and Jews are to be strictly drawn" : dictatorship building and the process of Nazifying language, 1933 --
3. Toward the eradication of the "impossible, untenable category of 'German Jews' " : enforcing and contesting racial difference, 1935-1938 --
4. "The Jewess" attempted to "stage a case on her descent" : linguistic violence as part of genocide, 1941-1945 --
5. "We are not bad Jews, because we believe we are good and true Germans" : another beginning and persisting difference, 1945-1948 --
App. Frequency of key categories of Germanness and Jewishness.
Responsibility: Thomas Pegelow Kaplan.
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In the Nazi genocide of European Jews, words preceded, accompanied and made mass murder possible. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan analyzes the role of language in genocide, examining how the perpetrators  Read more...

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'A sensitive, sophisticated, and rigorous analysis of the linguistic violence that accompanied and enabled the Shoah. Pegelow Kaplan uses a vast and diverse array of sources, from press directives to Read more...

 
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