A History of the Holocaust From Ideology to Annihilation

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-24
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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.

Author Biography

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
Hitler's War
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
Time Line
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
TheEinsatzgruppen, 1941-1942
The German Partition of Poland, 1939/41-1945
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