The Holocaust : history and memory
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The Holocaust : history and memory

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The Holocaust : history and memory
Call No: 940.5318 B62h

Call Number940.5318 B62h
Statement of ResponsibilityJeremy Black.
Creators & ContributorsBlack, Jeremy (author)
Summary"The Holocaust: History and Memory tells the story of the brutal mass slaughter of Jews during World War II and how that genocide has been remembered and misremembered ever since. Taking issue with generations of scholars who separate the Holocaust from Germany’s military ambitions, historian Jeremy M. Black demonstrates persuasively that Germany’s war on the Allies was entwined with Hitler’s war on Jews. As more and more territory came under Hitler’s control, the extermination of Jews became a major war aim, particularly in the east, where many died and whole Jewish communities were exterminated in mass shootings carried out by the German army and collaborators long before the extermination camps were built. Rommel’s attack on Egypt was a stepping stone to a larger goalthe annihilation of 400,000 Jews living in Palestine. After Pearl Harbor, Hitler saw America’s initial focus on war with Germany rather than Japan as evidence of influential Jewish interests in American policy, thus justifying and escalating his war with Jewry through the Final Solution. And the German public knew. In chilling detail, Black unveils compelling evidence that many everyday Germans must have been aware of the genocide around them. In the final chapter, he incisively explains the various ways that the Holocaust has been remembered, downplayed, and even dismissed as it slips from horrific experience into collective consciousness and memory." Publisher
  1. Until Barbarossa
  2. Toward Genocide
  3. Genocide
  4. Germany's Allies
  5. Memorialization
  6. The Holocaust and Today
  7. Conclusions
Physical Description xiv, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherIndianapolis : Indiana University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by David Zacks