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Holocaust : the Nazi persecution and murder of the Jews

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Call Number940.5318 L85h
Dates2010; ©2010
Statement of ResponsibilityPeter Longerich.
Creators & ContributorsLongerich, Peter (author)
Summary"In 1998, Peter Longerich published Politik der Vernichtung (Politics of Destruction)... Now finally available in English, this... history uses [a] range of sources to lay out in clear detail the steps taken by the Nazis that would lead ultimately to the Final Solution. Focusing closely on the perpetrators and exploring the process of decision making, Longerich convincingly shows that anti-Semitism was not a mere by-product of the Nazis' political mobilization or an attempt to deflect the attention of the masses. Rather, from 1933 anti-Jewish policy was a central tenet of the Nazi movement's attempts to implement, disseminate, and secure National Socialist rule--and one which crucially shaped Nazi policy decisions. Holocaust is perhaps most remarkable for its extensive use of the 1930s archives of the Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, which re-emerged in the 1990s after years languishing in Moscow. The letters and reports from this archive document in detail the attacks suffered by ordinary Jewish people from their German neighbors. They show how, contrary to what has been believed in the past, the German populace responded relatively enthusiastically to Nazi anti-Semitism. This long-awaited English edition has been fully updated by Longerich himself. It features revised appendices with notes and further reading, as well as a new preface by the author. In addition, Longerich has added new material on the Jewish victims and on the camps and the ghettos, and has extended the story from the end of the war right up to the present day." —Publisher
ContentsHistorical Background: Anti-Semitism in the Weimar Republic

Part I. Racial Persecution, 1933–1939
  1. The Displacement of the Jews from Public Life, 1933–1934
  2. Segregation and Comprehensive Discrimination, 1935–1937
  3. Interim Conclusions: The Removal of Jews from German Society, the Formation of the National Socialist 'People's Community', and its Consequences for Jewish Life in Germany
  4. The Intensification of the Racial Persecution of Non-Jewish Groups by the Police Apparatus, 1936–1937
  5. Comprehensive Deprivation of Rights and Forced Emigration, late 1937–1939
  6. The Politics of Organized Expulsion
Part II. The Persecution of the Jews, 1939–1941
  1. The Persecution of Jews in the Territory of the Reich, 1939–1940
  2. German Occupation and the Persecution of the Jews in Poland, 1939–1940/1941: The First Variant of a 'Territorial Solution'
  3. Deportations
Part III. Mass Executions of Jews in the Occupied Soviet Zones, 1941
  1. Laying the Ground for a War of Racial Annihilation
  2. The Mass Murder of Jewish Men
  3. The Transition from Anti-Semitic Terror to Genocide
  4. Enforcing the Annihilation Policy: Extending the Shootings to the Whole Jewish Population
Part IV. Genesis of the Final Solution on a European Scale, 1941
  1. Plans for a Europe-Wide Deportation Programme after the Start of Barbarossa
  2. Autumn 1941: Beginning of the Deportations and Regional Mass Murders
  3. The Wannsee Conference
Part V. The Extermination of the European Jew, 1942–1945
  1. The Beginning of the Extermination Policy on a European Scale in 1942
  2. The Further Development of the Policy of Extermination after the Turning of the War in 1942–1943: Continuation of the Murders and Geographical Expansion of the Deportations
Physical Description xiii, 645 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOxford : Oxford University Press
Notes
  • Revision and translation of Politik der Vernichtung, first published 1998
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]–625) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes