The Holocaust : a German historian examines the genocide / Wolfgang Benz ; translated by Jane Sydenham-Kwiet.
By: Benz, Wolfgang.
Contributor(s): Sydenham-Kwiet, Jane.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c1999Description: xi, 186 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0231112149 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780231112147 (cloth : alk. paper); 0231112157 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780231112154 (pbk. : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Holocaust. English Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945DDC classification: 940.53/18 Other classification: 15.70
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-161) and index.
Talks followed by breakfast : the Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942 -- German Jews and National Socialism : self-image and threat -- Exclusion and discrimination of the Jews in Germany, 1933-1939 -- Jewish emigration, 1933-1941 -- Aryanization and the Jewish star : German Jews are totally stripped of their civil rights, 1939-1941 -- Ghettos in occupied Eastern Europe : the beginning of the final solution of the Jewish question -- From antisemitism to genocide : the genesis of the final solution -- Massacre in the East : Einsatzgruppen and other killing units in the occupied territories, 1941-1942 -- The deportation of the Jews from Germany -- Theresienstadt -- The other genocide : the persecution of the Sinti and Roma -- Industrialized mass murder in the extermination camps, 1942-1944.
"The History of the Holocaust keeps being written and rewritten in ever greater detail, but almost always by Jews. Wolfgang Benz's book makes an important contribution by bringing German perspective to this horrific event. The first book written by a scholar of the younger generation, The Holocaust does not attempt to explain the role of antisemitism throughout history, the origins of National Socialism, or to question why German citizens allowed the Holocaust to take place. Instead, Benz's goal is to provide and analyze the incontrovertible facts and political decisions that led to the dehumanization and systematic murder of millions of Jews and other ethnic minorities in Germany and Eastern Europe during the Nazi regime." "From the Wannsee Conference of January 1942, which established a plan "to rid all German territory of Jews by legal means," to the laws that allowed active governmental discrimination against Jews, the stripping of their civil rights, the establishment of ghettos throughout Eastern Europe, the creation of killing centers, and the development of an efficient system of extermination, The Holocaust details the events, individuals, and decisions that determined the fate of millions. An important work of historical analysis, this volume is a powerful introduction to the history of the Holocaust. The book concludes with a discussion of what the German people really knew about the genocide."--BOOK JACKET.
Translated from the German.