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The Holocaust in Eastern Europe : at the epicenter of the Final Solution

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Call Number947 B48h
Dates2018; ©2018
Statement of ResponsibilityWaitman Wade Beorn.
Creators & ContributorsBeorn, Waitman Wade (author)
Summary"Waitman Wade Beorn's The Holocaust in Eastern Europe provides a comprehensive history of the Holocaust in the region that was the central location of the event itself while including material often overlooked in general Holocaust history texts. First introducing Jewish life as it was lived before the Nazis in Eastern Europe, the book chronologically surveys the development of Nazi policies in the area over the period from 1939 to 1945. This book provides an overview of both the German imagination and obsession with the East and its impact on the Nazi genocidal project there. It also covers the important period of Soviet occupation and its effects on the unfolding of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. This text also treats in detail other themes such as ghettoization, the Final Solution, rescue, collaboration, resistance, and many others. Throughout, Beorn includes detailed examples of the similarities and differences of the nature of the Holocaust in various regions, in the words of perpetrators, witnesses, collaborators, and victims/survivors." Publisher
Contents
  1. Beyond the pale: pre-war Jewish life in Eastern Europe
  2. The origins of the Nazi state
  3. Nazis and the imaginary East
  4. The Soviet interlude
  5. Poland: the Nazi laboratory of genocide
  6. War of annihilation: the invasion of the Soviet Union
  7. Ghetto life and death in the East
  8. Hitler's Eastern allies
  9. The Final Solution
  10. The kaleidoscope of Jewish resistance
  11. Perpetrators, collaborators, and rescuers
Physical Description x, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Bloomsbury Academic
NotesIncludes bibliographical references 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."