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Can it happen again? : chronicles of the Holocaust

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Call Number940.5318 C212
Dates[1995]; ©1995
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Roselle K. Chartock and Jack Spencer.
Creators & ContributorsChartock, Roselle (editor)
Spencer, Jack (editor)
Naumann, Bernd (contributor)
Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence) (contributor)
Dawidowicz, Lucy S. (contributor)
Frankl, Viktor E. (Viktor Emil) (contributor)
Noren, Catherine (contributor)
Wiesel, Elie (contributor)
Machiavelli, Niccolò (contributor)
Hobbes, Thomas (contributor)
Locke, John (contributor)
Ardrey, Robert (contributor)
Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic) (contributor)
Tal, Uriel (contributor)
Pilch, Judah (contributor)
Spiegelman, Art (contributor)
Goodykoontz, William F. (William Francis) (contributor)
Gregory, Susan (contributor)
Allport, Gordon W. (Gordon Willard) (contributor)
Sherman, Martin (contributor)
Levi, Primo (contributor)
Fein, Helen (contributor)
Noar, Gertrude (contributor)
Fenton, Edward (contributor)
Goode, John (contributor)
Mayer, Milton (contributor)
Allen, William Sheridan (contributor)
Chartock, Roselle (contributor)
Grunberger, Richard (contributor)
Nordheimer, Jon (contributor)
Nyiszli, Miklós (contributor)
Kremer, Hans Hermann (contributor)
Malthe-Bruun, Kim (contributor)
Foxman, Abraham H. (contributor)
Mitchell, Arthur Wergs (contributor)
Gansberg, Martin (contributor)
Storr, Anthony (contributor)
Frank, Anne (contributor)
Harrower, Molly (contributor)
Ogden, Maurice (contributor)
Keneally, Thomas (contributor)
Mayne, Richard (contributor)
Kahn, Leo (contributor)
Helmreich, William B. (contributor)
Schemo, Diana (contributor)
Huxley, Aldous (contributor)
Orwell, George (contributor)
Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich (contributor)
McKay, Claude (contributor)
Koestler, Arthur (contributor)
Hoffer, Eric (contributor)
Stroyer, Jacob (contributor)
Silberman, Charles E. (contributor)
Milgram, Stanley (contributor)
Shipler, David K. (contributor)
Hilberg, Raul (contributor)
Reich, Walter (contributor)
Ginott, Chaim (contributor)
SummaryThis anthology provides a foundation for evaluating the Holocaust: "Eyewitness accounts, memoirs, documentary materials, and selections from our most eminent writers, scholars, and journalists provides insight into all aspects of the Holocaust... this volume helps readers define, explore, and interpret the Holocaust, as well as its legacy and its ominous contemporary echoes." —Book jacket
ContentsI. What Happened?
  • The Extermination of the Jews
    • Auschwitz: A Concentration Camp / Bernd Naumann
    • The Death House / William L. Shirer
    • The Horrors of Daily Life / Bernd Naumann
    • "The Final Solution of the Jewish Question" / Lucy Dawidowicz
    • The "Final Solution" in Action / Testimony
    • Dehumanization and Starvation / Viktor E. Frankl
    • Map of Major Concentration Camps
    • Flow Chart for "Operation Reinhard," Auschwitz and Majdanek
    • Chronology of Laws and Actions Directed Against Jews in Nazi Germany 1933–45
    • We Escaped from Hitler's Germany / Catherine Noren
    • "Listen to Me!" / Elie Wiesel
    • Estimates of Jewish Losses 1939–1945
  • The Nature of Man
    • The Prince / Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Man Is Evil and Warlike / Thomas Hobbes
    • Man Is Rational / John Locke
    • Man Is Innately Aggressive / Robert Ardrey
    • Man Is a Product of His Environment / B.F. Skinner
II. Victims and Victimizers
  • The Jews of Europe
    • Christians and Jews in Europe, 1870–1914 / Uriel Tal
    • Jewish Life in Europe Between the Two World Wars / Judah Pilch
    • An Excerpt from Maus I / Art Spiegelman
  • Prejudice and Scapegoating
    • The Greenies / William Goodykoontz
    • What Is the Difference Between a Prejudice and a Misconception? / William Goodykoontz
    • What Should I Do? / William Goodykoontz
    • Hey, White Girl! / Susan Gregory
    • The Meaning of Scapegoat / Gordon Allport
    • Prejudice / Gordon Allport
    • The Jew as Scapegoat / Gordon Allport
  • Other Voices/Other Victims
    • Bent / Martin Sherman
    • The Juggler / Primo Levi
    • Extermination of the Gypsies / Helen Fein
III. How and Why?
  • The Third Reich
    • The Third Reich in Perspective / Gertrude Noar
    • Seven Case Studies / Edward Fenton and John Goode
    • Herr Damm / Milton Mayer
    • Why I Joined the Hitler Youth / William Allen
    • A Town Goes Nazi / William Allen
  • In Their Own Words
    • Commander of Auschwitz
    • Hoess Explains Why He Killed the Jews
    • Other Gestapo Men Explain
    • Albert Speer Speaks
  • Hitler's Theories
    • On the Aryan
    • About the Jew
    • The Jews in Hitler's Mental World / Lucy Dawidowicz
    • Politics and Music / Roselle K. Chartock
  • The Nazi Program
    • The Nazi Program
    • The Lebensborn Movement / Richard Grunberger
    • Euthanasia / Richard Grunberger
    • For Twins of Auschwitz, Time to Unlock Secrets / Jon Nordheimer
IV. What Does the Holocaust Reveal about the Individual and Society?
  • A Doctor for the Nazis Remembers / Dr. Miklos Nyiszli
  • From a Doctor's Diary / Hans Hermann Kremer
  • Kim, Cabin Boy and Seaman / Kim Malthe-Bruun
  • Bernard Lichtenberg, Prelate
  • The World Was Silent / Judah Pilch
  • Nazi Brutality to Jews
  • 2,000,000 Murders by Nazis Charged
  • The Righteous Danes / Abraham Foxman
  • A Congressman Speaks for Minority Rights / Arthur W. Mitchell
  • Thirty-Eight Witnesses / Martin Gansberg
  • Twentieth-Century Man
    • Man As Aggressor / Anthony Storr
    • People Are Really Good At Heart / Anne Frank
    • The Decent and the Indecent / Viktor E. Frankl
  • Behavior Under Stress
    • Music Out of Pain
      • Peat Bog Soldiers
      • Ani Ma'amin
      • Jewish Partisan Song
    • Children's Writings
      • We Got Use to
      • I'd Like to Go Alone
      • It All Depends on How You Look at It
      • Homesick
      • The Butterfly
      • The Garden
    • The Behavior of the Victims
    • The Warsaw Ghetto
    • "If You Could Lick My Heart..." / from Shoah
    • On Resistance / Abraham Foxman
    • Resistance in the Concentration Camps / Abraham Foxman
    • Why So Little Resistance? / Elie Wiesel
    • Were Hitler's Henchmen Mad? / Molly Harrower
    • Hangman / Maurice Ogden
    • Schindler's List / Thomas Keneally
V. Aftermath
  • The Uprooted / Richard Mayne
  • Kibbutz Buchenwald / Commentary
  • On the Genocide Convention / New Catholic Encyclopedia
  • The Nuremberg Trials / Leo Kahn
  • The Sentences Imposed by the International Military Tribunal
  • State of Israel Proclamation of Independence
  • Dachau: Munich Suburb
  • A Visit to Auschwitz / William Helmreich
  • Holocaust Museum Dedicated in Payment to Dead / Diana Jean Schemo
  • Stefan: The Sufferer
VI. Could It Happen Again?
  • Parallels in Literature and Life
    • Utopia: The Controlled Society / Aldous Huxley
    • The All-Powerful State / George Orwell
    • Babi Yar / Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    • If We Must Die / Claude McKay
    • Why There Has Never Been a Humane Society / Arthur Koestler
    • On Blind Faith / Eric Hoffer
    • Sold to Louisiana / Jacob Stroyer
    • Slaughter of the Innocents / Newsweek
    • The Armenians: An Example of Genocide / Helen Fein
    • Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry
    • Kiyoshi Hirabayashi v. United States / Supreme Court Decision
    • The Greatest Trauma of All / Charles Silberman
  • Ominous Signs
    • Voyages of the Damned / The New York Times
    • Obedience to Authority / Stanley Milgram
    • Visa Is Sweet Sorrow to a Soviet Couple / David K. Shipler
    • The Occurrence Is Past; The Phenomenon Remains / Raul Hilberg
    • Erasing the Holocaust / Walter Reich
    • Ominous Signs and Unspeakable Thoughts / Elie Wiesel
    • Montana Outrage Stalls Skinheads
  • Epilogue
    • Dear Teacher / Chaim Ginott
Physical Description 376 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Black Dog & Leventhal
Notes
  • Earlier edition was published in 1979 under the title: The Holocaust Years: Society on Trial
  • Includes index
RecognitionPurchase made possible thanks to the Regina & Leo Wertman Endowment Fund

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Chartock, Roselle (contributor)

Spencer, Jack (editor)

Naumann, Bernd (contributor)

Dawidowicz, Lucy S. (contributor)

Noren, Catherine (contributor)

Wiesel, Elie (contributor)

Machiavelli, Niccolò (contributor)

Hobbes, Thomas (contributor)

Locke, John (contributor)

Ardrey, Robert (contributor)

Tal, Uriel (contributor)

Pilch, Judah (contributor)

Spiegelman, Art (contributor)

Gregory, Susan (contributor)

Sherman, Martin (contributor)

Levi, Primo (contributor)

Fein, Helen (contributor)

Noar, Gertrude (contributor)

Fenton, Edward (contributor)

Goode, John (contributor)

Mayer, Milton (contributor)

Nordheimer, Jon (contributor)

Nyiszli, Miklós (contributor)

Kremer, Hans Hermann (contributor)

Malthe-Bruun, Kim (contributor)

Foxman, Abraham H. (contributor)

Gansberg, Martin (contributor)

Storr, Anthony (contributor)

Frank, Anne (contributor)

Harrower, Molly (contributor)

Ogden, Maurice (contributor)

Keneally, Thomas (contributor)

Mayne, Richard (contributor)

Kahn, Leo (contributor)

Helmreich, William B. (contributor)

Schemo, Diana (contributor)

Huxley, Aldous (contributor)

Orwell, George (contributor)

McKay, Claude (contributor)

Koestler, Arthur (contributor)

Hoffer, Eric (contributor)

Stroyer, Jacob (contributor)

Silberman, Charles E. (contributor)

Milgram, Stanley (contributor)

Shipler, David K. (contributor)

Hilberg, Raul (contributor)

Reich, Walter (contributor)

Ginott, Chaim (contributor)