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Holocaust : a history
Holocaust : a history

1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Norton, 2002.
Physical Description:
xx, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Jews, Gentiles, and Germans -- The Great War and its terrible outcome -- National Socialist promise and practice -- The Third Reich -- Refugees -- Gentile life under German occupation -- The assault of total war -- Jewish life under German occupation -- In the shadow of death -- Toward the "Final Solution" -- Holocaust -- From whence would help come? -- Rescue -- The concentration camp world.
This book is a dramatic account that reshapes the way we think and talk about the greatest crime in history. Unrivaled in reach and scope, Holocaust illuminates the long march of events, from the Middle Ages to the modern era, which led to this great atrocity. It is a story of all Europe, of Nazis and their allies, the experience of wartime occupation, the suffering and strategies of marked victims, the failure of international rescue, and the success of individual rescuers. It alone in Holocaust literature negotiates the chasm between the two histories, that of the perpetrators and of the victims and their families, shining new light on German actions and Jewish reactions. No other book in any language has so embraced this multifaceted story. Holocaust uniquely makes use of oral histories recorded by the authors over fifteen years across Europe and the United States, as well as never-before-analyzed archival documents, letters, and diaries; it contains in addition seventy-five illustrations and sixteen original maps, each accompanied by an extended caption.
Conference Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany.

World War, 1939-1945.

Germany -- Ethnic relations.

Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.