The Holocaust and the historians
Call Number907.202 D26h
Statement of ResponsibilityLucy S. Dawidowicz.
Creators & ContributorsDawidowicz, Lucy S.
SummaryThe author opens by providing an overview which highlights the tragic magnitude of the Holocaust. she examines the historical studies written on the Holocaust emphasizing the insufficient recording of the period by historians.
Contents1. Thinking about the six million: facts, figures, perspectives : Statistics of death: the war ; Statistics of death: mass murder ; The Jews: a special case ; The Holocaust universalized: metaphor and analogy ; The lesson of national socialism -- 2. The eye of the beholder: the Holocaust according to English and American historians : Lessons of the textbooks ; The invisible Jews ; Warps of historical method ; The British perspective ; "This wicked man Hitler" ; Hitler on the couch ; Mass pathology in history -- 3. The shadow of the past: German historians confront national socialism : The German historiographic heritage ; The historians and the Third Reich ; Anti-Semitism in the guise of scholarship ; The unmastered past: Nazism as discontinuity ; Continuity restored to German history -- 4. Palimpsest history: erasing the Holocaust in the USSR : Style and substance: Marxism-Leninism and the party line ; The history of the Second World War revised and standardized ; The Holocaust as historiographic problem ; Erasing the Jews from Soviet history ; The tables turned: victims into victimizers -- 5. Appropriating the Holocaust: Polish historical revisionism : The shaping of Polish national consciousness ; The Anti-Semitic heritage in wartime Poland and after ; Poland: the resistive SOviet satellite ; The tangled web of Polish historiography, 1944-1956 ; The Holocaust in the light of the Polish October ; The gathering clouds ; 1968: the savagery of Anti-Semitism ; 1968: The mockery of historical truth ; History done, redone, and undone ; The end of a millennial history -- 6. The perspective of catastrophe: the Holocaust in Jewish history : The survivor as chronicler ; Martyrdom and resistance ; Judenrat: The charge of collaboration ; The perspective of Jewish history.
Physical Description x, 187 pages ; 24 cm
PublisherCambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted by Ronnie Tessler