9780300093001

Rethinking the Holocaust

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300093001

  • ISBN10:

    0300093004

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-02-08
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Summary

One of the world's premier historians of the Holocaust evaluates accepted views of its history and meaning in this extraordinary book. Yehuda Bauer offers his own interpretation of why the Holocaust occurred and how another can be prevented. He offers fresh opinions on topics ranging from how Jews reacted to the murderous campaign against them to the relationship between the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel.

Author Biography

Yehuda Bauer is the former director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, and now serves as its academic advisor

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
What Was the Holocaust?
1(13)
Is the Holocaust Explicable?
14(25)
Comparisons with Other Genocides
39(29)
Overall Interpretations: Zygmunt Bauman, Jeffrey Herf, Goetz Aly
68(25)
Overall Interpretations: Daniel J. Goldhagen, John Weiss, Saul Friedlander
93(26)
Jewish Resistance-Myth or Reality?
119(24)
Unarmed Resistance and Other Responses
143(24)
The Problem of Gender: The Case of Gisi Fleischmann
167(19)
Theology, or God the Surgeon
186(27)
Rescue Attempts: The Case of the Auschwitz Protocols
213(29)
From the Holocaust to the State of Israel
242(19)
appendix Speech to the Bundestag 261(14)
Notes 275(36)
Bibliography 311(10)
Index 321

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