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Understanding the Holocaust : an introduction

Understanding the Holocaust : an introduction

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Series: Issues in contemporary religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Proposes a framework for understanding the history of the Holocaust, focusing on the German perpetrators of the genocide and reflecting on social, ethical, and religious issues. Discusses the evolution of antisemitism from the ancient period to Nazi racism. Describes the Nazi rise to power, anti-Jewish laws of the 1930s, the "Kristallnacht" pogrom, ghettoization in occupied Poland, mass killings in the occupied  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohn-Sherbok, Dan.
Understanding the Holocaust.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
ISBN: 0304704423 9780304704422 0304704431 9780304704439
OCLC Number: 40668174
Description: xxviii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The history of anti-Semitism --
2. German hatred of the Jews --
3. Hitler --
4. The Nazi party --
5. Nazi racism --
6. Hitler's executioners --
7. The SS --
8. German anti-Jewish legislation --
9. The Nuremberg Laws --
10. Kristallnacht --
11. The onslaught against Poland --
12. Massacre in Poland --
13. The ghetto --
14. The war against Russia --
15. The Wannsee Conference and aftermath --
16. Transportation and arrival at the camps --
17. The concentration camps --
18. The gas chambers --
19. SS doctors and medical experiments --
20. The euthanasia programme --
21. Gypsies, the asocial and homosexuals --
22. Jewish resistance and the final stages of terror --
23. Reactions to the Holocaust --
24. The Nuremberg Trials --
25. Denying the Holocaust --
26. The Holocaust and religious belief.
Series Title: Issues in contemporary religion.
Responsibility: Dan Cohn-Sherbok.


What is the Holocaust? Were Hitler's executioners psychopaths? This volume seeks to explore these and other questions within a historical context. Beginning with the origin and growth of  Read more...


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