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Is the Holocaust unique? : perspectives on comparative genocide

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Call Number304.663 R81i
Dates2001; ©2001
Statement of Responsibilityedited and with an introduction by Alan S. Rosenbaum ; with a foreword by Israel W. Charny.
Creators & ContributorsRosenbaum, Alan S. (editor)
Charny, Israel W. (contributor)
Summary"Evaluating the Jewish Holocaust is by no means a simple matter, and one of the most controversial questions for academics is whether there have been any historical parallels for it. In this second edition of the fiercely controversial Is the Holocaust Unique?, distinguished scholars offer new discussions of this question. Presenting a wide range of strongly held views, they provide no easy consensus. Some critics contend that if the Holocaust is seen as fundamentally different from other genocides or mass deaths, the suffering of other persecuted groups will be diminished. Others argue that denying the uniqueness of the Holocaust will trivialize it. Alan Rosenbaum's introduction provides a much-needed context for readers to come to terms with this multidimensional dispute, to help them understand why it has recently intensified, and to enable them to appreciate what universal lessons might be gleaned from studying the Holocaust." —Back cover
ContentsForeword / Israel W. Charny
Preface Acknowledgments
Introduction to the First Edition / Alan S. Rosenbaum
Introduction to the Second Edition / Alan S. Rosenbaum
  1. The Ethics of Uniqueness / John K. Roth
  2. Religion and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust / Richard L. Rubenstein
  3. From the Holocaust: Some Legal and Moral Implications / Richard J. Goldstone
  4. The Uniqueness of the Holocaust: The Historical Dimension / Steven T. Katz
  5. Responses to the Porrajmos: The Romani Holocaust / Ian Hancock
  6. The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Holocaust: A Comparative Analysis / Seymour Drescher
  7. The Armenian Genocide as Precursor and Prototype of Twentieth-Century Genocide / Robert F. Melson
  8. The Comparative Aspects of the Armenian and Jewish Cases of Genocide: A Sociohistorical Perspective / Vahakn N. Dadrian
  9. Stalinist Terror and the Question of Genocide: The Great Famine / Barbara B. Green
  10. The Holocaust and the Japanese Atrocities / Kinue Tokudome
  11. Applying the Lessons of the Holocaust / Shimon Samuels
  12. The Rise and Fall of Metaphor: German Historians and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust / Wulf Kansteiner
  13. Uniqueness as Denial: The Politics of Genocide Scholarship / David E. Stannard
Physical Description xix, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Language-
PublisherBoulder, CO : Westview Press
Edition2nd ed.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library