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The emergence of Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust

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Call Number940.53185 M63e
Dates2011; ©2011
Statement of ResponsibilityDan Michman ; translated by Lenn J. Schramm.
Creators & ContributorsMikhman, Dan (author)
Schramm, Lenn J. (translator)
Summary"This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment of and the discourse of the Nazis and their allies on ghettos from 1939 to 1944. With conclusions that oppose all existing explanations and cursory examinations of the ghetto, the book impacts overall understanding of the anti-Jewish policies of Nazi Germany." —Publisher
Contents
  1. Historiography and Popular Understandings
  2. Ghetto: The Source of the Term and the Phenomenon in the Early Modern Age
  3. Ghetto and Ghettoization as Cultural Concepts in the Modern Age
  4. The Nazis' Anti-Jewish Policy in the 1930s in Germany and the Question of Jewish Residential Districts
  5. First References to the Term 'Ghetto' in the Ideological Discourse of the Makers of Anti-Jewish Policies in the Third Reich (1933–1938)
  6. The Semantic Turning Point in the Meaning of 'Ghetto': Peter-Heinz Seraphim and Das Judentum in osteuropäischen Raum
  7. The Invasion of Poland and the Emergence of the 'Classic' Ghettos
  8. Methodological Interlude: The Term 'Ghettoization' and Its Use During the Holocaust Itself and in Later Scholarship
  9. Would the Idea Spread to Other Places?: Amsterdam 1941, the Only Attempt to Establish a Ghetto West of Poland
  10. Ghettos During the Final Solution, 1941–1943: The Territories Occupied in Operation Barbarossa
  11. Ghettos During the Final Solution Outside the Occupied Soviet Union: Poland, Theresienstadt, Amsterdam, Transnistria, Salonika and Hungary
  12. Summary and Conclusion
Physical Description viii, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated by Lenn J. Schramm.
Publisher[Jerusalem] : Yad Vashem ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 163–182) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Barbara & Herb Silber: "In memory of Esther z'l & Leon Kaufman z'l, Schindler Holocaust Survivors; in honour of their daughter Lyliane Thal on her 70th birthday, whose infinite love for her beautiful parents continues to live in her heart."