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Sources of the Holocaust

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9780333963456

ISBN10:
0333963458
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Pub. Date:
4/24/2004
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Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This new collection of original Holocaust documents and sources brings readers into direct contact with perpetrators and victims.The words of Nazi leaders and common soldiers, SS doctors and European collaborators show how and why they planned and participated in mass murder.Jewish and non-Jewish victims speak of their persecution and resistance.Steve Hochstadt's commentary on each source outlines the historical causes and step-by-step development of the Holocaust, as well as the continuing debates about its significance.

Author Biography

Steve Hochstadt is Professor of History, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii
I. Introduction
1(6)
II. The Context of Christian Antisemitism
7(15)
Excerpts from the New Testament
9(2)
Jewish chronicle of murders in Rhine cities in 1096 during the First Crusade
11(2)
Excerpts from Martin Luther, On the Jews and Their Lies, 1543
13(3)
Papal bull about Jews, `Cum nimis absurdum' by Pope Paul IV, 14 July 1555
16(3)
Excerpts from article `Jewish Morality' in Vatican newspaper, 10 January 1893
19(3)
III. The Creation of Monsters in Germany: Jews and Others
22(14)
Bavarian petition opposing equality for Jews, 10 January 1850
23(3)
Excerpt from Heinrich von Treitschke, `Our Views', 1879
26(3)
Excerpt from Permission for the Extermination of Life Unworthy of Life, 1920
29(3)
Court judgment in the murder on 10 August 1932 of a Polish laborer by SA men
32(4)
IV. The Nazi Attack on Jews and Other Undesirables in the Third Reich, 1933--1938
36(20)
Bavarian state report about the murder of a Jewish businessman, 20 March 1933
37(2)
Memoir by Dr Paula Tobias about boycott of 1 April 1933
39(3)
Report from underground Social Democratic Party on persecution of German Jews, August 1935
42(2)
Nuremberg Law against intermarriage between Jews and German citizens, 15 September 1935
44(3)
Form for Jehovah's Witnesses to renounce their religious beliefs, 1936
47(2)
Speech by Heinrich Himmler to SS leaders on homosexuality, 18 February 1937
49(3)
Children's story from Ernst Hiemer, The Poisonous Mushroom, 1938
52(4)
V. The Physical Assault on Jews in Germany, 1938--1939
56(29)
Memoir by Walter Grab about persecution of Jews in Vienna after the Anschluss of March 1938
58(3)
Letter urging that Jews be fired from Austrian industry, 29 June 1938
61(2)
Letter resisting the confiscation of a Jewish business, 14 July 1938
63(2)
Letter confirming possession of Chinese visa, 23 September 1938
65(2)
British memorandum on Evian conference, 17 October 1938
67(3)
Report of Darmstadt SA on Kristallnacht, 11 November 1938
70(3)
Letter about finding work in British households for Czech Jewish refugees, 17 November 1938
73(2)
Gestapo report from Bielefeld about Kristallnacht destruction, 26 November 1938
75(4)
Instruction from Foreign Office on eliminating Jews from German life, 25 January 1939
79(4)
Instruction from US Secretary of State on preventing refugees to Shanghai, 18 February 1939
83(2)
VI. The Perfection of Genocide as National Policy, 1939--1943
85(94)
Letter from Reinhard Heydrich planning the `concentration' of Polish Jews, 21 September 1939
87(3)
War diary of Lt. Col. Helmuth Groscurth about massacres of Polish civilians on 7--8 October 1939
90(3)
Announcement that Jews in the Lodz region must wear yellow armband, 14 November 1939
93(2)
Postwar testimony about the first successful gassing of mentally handicapped on 4 January 1940
95(3)
Minutes of conference about deportation of Poles, Jews and Gypsies, 30 January 1940
98(5)
Report of meeting of German mayors concerning murder of the handicapped, 3 April 1940
103(3)
Memorandum from US State Department on delaying immigration, 26 June 1940
106(2)
Table of money saved by murdering the handicapped, 1941
108(2)
Report of Einsatzgruppen murders in Soviet Union, 2 October 1941
110(2)
German Army orders on the `Conduct of the Troops in the Eastern Territories', 10 October 1941
112(4)
Plan for `solution of the Jewish question' by mass gassing, 25 October 1941
116(2)
Foreign Office memorandum on murder of Jews in Yugoslavia, 25 October 1941
118(3)
German Army report on shooting of Jews and Gypsies in Yugoslavia, 27--30 October 1941
121(3)
Report on police battalion murder of Jews in Belorussia, 30 October 1941
124(5)
Article by Josef Goebbels on Jews in Das Reich, 16 November 1941
129(3)
Minutes of the Wannsee Conference about the `final solution', 20 January 1942
132(5)
Report on use of trucks to kill Jews with exhaust gas in Soviet Union, 16 May 1942
137(3)
Proposal that several million Jews be sterilized for slave labor, 23 June 1942
140(3)
Letter from Gestapo ordering deportation of Jews in Schwerin, 6 July 1942
143(3)
Report by Gestapo on French-German cooperation on deportation of Jews, 8 July 1942
146(4)
Protest of the Bishop of Montauban against deportations in France, 26 August 1942
150(2)
Report by Himmler to Hitler on mass murder of `partisans' in Soviet Union, 29 December 1942
152(2)
Gestapo report on deportation of Jews from France, 6 March 1943
154(4)
Protest by Bulgarian legislators against deportation of Jews, 17 March, 1943
158(3)
Order by Himmler to destroy Ukraine, 7 September 1943
161(2)
Speech by Himmler to SS Gruppenfuhrer in Posen, 4 October 1943
163(3)
Postwar testimony about exhumation and cremation of corpses in 1943--44
166(4)
Report by Odilo Globocnik on how death camps were financed, December 1943
170(9)
VII `Arbeit Macht Frei': Work and Death in Concentration Camps and Ghettos
179(43)
Normal murders at Buchenwald in 1941
181(2)
Speech by Chaim Rumkowski, Chairman of Lodz Jewish Council, 17 January 1942
183(3)
Call for resistance in the Vilna Ghetto, January 1942
186(4)
Letter about feeding Soviet POWs working for German industry, 21 February 1942
190(2)
Order to Warsaw Jewish Council to organize deportation `to the East', 22 July 1942
192(3)
Diary of Oskar Singer in Lodz Ghetto, 27 July 1942
195(5)
Diary of Emanuel Ringelblum in Warsaw Ghetto, 14 December 1942
200(5)
Report of SS Concentration Camp Office on mortality of prisoners, 28 December 1942
205(3)
SS report on revolt in Warsaw Ghetto, 13 May 1943
208(3)
Diary of Hanna Levy-Hass in Bergen-Belsen, March 1945
211(3)
Mauthausen death list, 19 March 1945
214(4)
Report of SS doctor on health conditions in Neuengamme, 29 March 1945
218(4)
VIII. Assembly Lines of Death: Extermination Camps
222(33)
Postwar deposition about the use of gas chambers in Belzec in August 1942
223(4)
Memoir by Filip Muller on use of gas chambers at Auschwitz in 1942
227(5)
Memoir by Irene Schwarz of Gestapo office work at Birkenau
232(3)
Memoir by Shalom Kohn of the revolt in Treblinka on 2 August 1943
235(7)
Postwar statement by Arnest Tauber about slave labor at Auschwitz between 1942 and 1944
242(4)
Letter by British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden about bombing Auschwitz, 7 July 1944
246(2)
Memoir by Judith Isaacson on selection of women in Auschwitz, July 1944
248(5)
List of transports to Birkenau gas chambers during October 1944
253(2)
IX. The Aftermath
255(24)
London Agreement among Allies about nature of war crimes trial, 8 August 1945
257(4)
Summary of evidence from defense witnesses at Nuremberg Trial, August 1946
261(5)
West German law to compensate victims of persecution, 29 June 1956
266(4)
Statement of Lutherans about Christians and Jews, July 1983
270(3)
Speech by Elie Wiesel about President Ronald Reagan's planned visit to Bitburg cemetery, 19 April 1985
273(3)
Resolution of the East German Parliament on the Holocaust, 12 April 1990
276(3)
X. The Holocaust in Contemporary Life
279(15)
Recommendation of Norwegian government to compensate Jews, 26 June 1998
280(5)
Article `In Defense of Hitler' in Egyptian government newspaper, 27 May 2001
285(3)
International Tribunal judgement against Radislav Krstic for Srebrenica massacre, 2 August 2001
288(3)
Joint resolution of Maine legislature on Holocaust remembrance, 13 March 2002
291(3)
XI. Conclusion
294(6)
Sources 300(7)
Bibliography 307(5)
Index 312


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