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Told with scrupulous attention to detail and accuracy, this text examines the causes and events of the Holocaust, providing important background information on Jewish life in Europe, the functions of the hierarchy within the Nazi government, and the psychological foundations of prejudice.Coverage of controversial topics, including: Was the Holocaust the result of centuries of anti-Semitism? Was Germany's support of the Nazi dictatorship widespread? Was the Holocaust premeditated? Was there significant Jewish resistance? When did the world learn of the Holocaust? How should the actions of theJudenraetebe evaluated? How did theRighteous Gentilesremain true to their ethical standards? Can there be forgiveness? Did ordinary men commit extraordinary evil?For anyone who wants a clearly-written, comprehensive account of the Holocaust in Europe during World War II.
Rita Steinhardt Botwinick Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Table of Contents
|The Nature and Roots of Prejudice|
|The World That Was Annihilated|
|The Nazis' Rise to Power|
|Masters of the Third Reich|
|Germans under the Nazis|
|German Jews to 1939|
|From Ideology to Isolation|
|Annihilation: Theory and Practice|
|Resistance against All Odds|
|Rescue: Too Little, Too Late|
|After the Deluge|
|Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations|
|Bibliography and Selected Readings (includes Websites)|
|Maps: Europeunder Nazi Occupation before June 22, 1941|
|Germany's Expansion: 1933-1939|
|Military Operations of WWII: The German Offensives, 1939-1942|
|The German Partition of Poland, 1939/41-1945|
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