Holocaust : Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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The essays in this book debate the origins of the Holocaust, the motivations of the killers, the experience of the victims, and the various possibilities for intervention or rescue.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Editor's Preface to Instructorsp. xi
Editor's Preface to Studentsp. xv
Chronology of Eventsp. xix
Glossaryp. xxi
Reference Map: Poland, 1939-1945, with Locations of Concentration and Extermination Campsp. xxiii
Tables: Estimated Jewish and Gypsy Deaths in the Holocaustp. xxiv
Introductionp. 1
Origins of the Holocaustp. 9
Anti-Semitism Through the Agesp. 12
Hitler's Decisive Rolep. 23
The Opening Act of Nazi Genocidep. 38
The Motivations of the Killersp. 57
The Nazi Doctorsp. 60
Hitler's Armyp. 76
˘Ordinary Men÷p. 84
The Victims' Experiencesp. 101
Helpless Victimsp. 104
The Will to Survivep. 109
The Gray Zonep. 115
Women and the Holocaustp. 128
The Problem of Jewish Resistancep. 141
Two Thousand Years of Jewish Appeasementp. 144
Forms of Jewish Resistancep. 150
Why the Jewish Councils Cooperatedp. 165
Bystander Reactionsp. 177
The Poles Helped Persecute the Jewsp. 180
The Poles Were Fellow Victimsp. 192
Righteous Gentilesp. 217
Possibilities of Rescuep. 225
The Myth of Rescuep. 228
The Silence of Pope Pius XIIp. 240
The Failure to Comprehendp. 252
Suggestions for Additional Readingp. 267
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