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Reckonings : legacies of Nazi persecution and the quest for justice

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by one of the world's most respected scholars on the Holocaust, this book evokes the multigenerational legacy of Nazi violence among perpetrators including German businesses that used slave labor (to this day paying only symbolic reparations) and those who ran the agencies that early on euthanized German children, elderly, and the infirm--the basis for the horrors to follow--as well as accounts for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Fulbrook
ISBN: 9780190681241 0190681241 9780198811237 0198811233
OCLC Number: 1013516534
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2019.
Description: x, 657 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The significance of the Nazi past --
Part I. Chasms : patterns of persecution. The explosion of state-sponsored violence --
Institutionalized murder --
Microcosms of violence : Polish prisms --
Endpoints : the machinery of extermination --
Defining experiences --
Silence and communication --
Part II. Confrontations : landscapes of the law. Transitional justice --
Judging their own : selective justice in the successor states --
From euthanasia to genocide --
Major concentration camp trials : Auschwitz and beyond --
The diffraction of guilt --
Late, too late --
Part III. Connections : memories and explorations. Hearing the voices of victims --
Making sense of the past, living for the present --
Discomfort zones --
The sins of the fathers --
The long shadows of persecution --
Oblivion and memorialization Conclusions : A resonant past.
Responsibility: Mary Fulbrook.

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Reckonings documents how Holocaust victims have sought justice over the decades and the haunting disparity between crime and punishment.  Read more...

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Well-written and impeccably researched, Mary Fulbrook's account of Nazi crime and punishment is a work of substance. * Pauline Paucker, Camden New Journal * Extraordinarily well-researched, filled Read more...

 
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