The Holocaust : The Third Reich and the JewsMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandSeminar Studies In History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (197 p.)ISBN: 9781317861379Subject(s): Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 | National socialism | World War, 1939-1945 -- AtrocitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Holocaust : The Third Reich and the JewsDDC classification: 940.53/18 | 940.5318 LOC classification: D810.J4 E528 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Publisher's acknowledgements; Note on place names; List of maps; Chronology; Who's who; Glossary; Maps; PART ONE ANALYSIS; 1 STUDYING THE HOLOCAUST; Holocaust and genocide; Who is right?; Studying the Holocaust historically; 2 THE JEWS; Jewish origins; The Jews in Christian Europe; In modern times; 3 HITLER, NAZIS, GERMANS, AND JEWS; The Jews in Hitler's world view; Jews in the ideology and programme of Nazism; Jews in German public opinion; True believers and the First World War; Ordinary men or ordinary Germans?
4 1933-41: A TWISTED ROAD?A diabolical plot of the work of 'only men'?; The state of documentation; A step-by-step process?; Jewish policy and global strategy; 5 RESPONDING TO PERSECUTION; Perceiving the threat; To leave or not to leave?; Communal leadership: coping and resisting; Zionism, German Jewry, and world Jewry; External obstacles to emigration; 6 THE TRANSITION TO KILLING; Why begin killing?; The means of murder; Organizing the transports; 7 RESPONDING TO MURDER; Information and imagination; Communal responsibility and strategies for survival; The unofficial community and resistance
Local non-Jewish leaders and populations: opposition and complicityBeyond the Nazi realm; 8 HUMANITY, MODERNITY, AND THE HOLOCAUST; PART TWO DOCUMENTS; 1 The definition of 'genocide', by the word's inventor; 2 From an early speech by Hitler about the Jews; 3 An ex-Nazi evaluates the anti-Jewish aspect of National Socialism, 1939; 4 Hitler and Horthy discuss the fate of Hungarian Jewry, April 1943; 5 Kristallnacht in German public opinion; 6 Germans confront the deportation of their Jewish neighbours, 1941; 7 The Lublin reservation
8 A German Jewish editor assesses the impact of the Nuremberg laws9 A German Jewish woman describes her experience in the early Nazi years; 10 A Jewish man commits suicide in protest over exclusion from the German nation; 11 A German Jewish leader describes the 'return to Judaism'; 12 A Zionist explains how his movement can help German Jews; 13 A Polish report describes conditions for Jews after the German conquest; 14 Goering instructs Heydrich to prepare a 'total solution' of the Jewish question
15 Notes by Goebbels on a meeting with Hitler concerning the implications of Germany's declaration of war against the United States16 Invitation to the Wannsee conference; 17 An eyewitness describes a mass shooting in the Soviet Union; 18 A Sonderkommando member describes the Bełżec killing centre; 19 The Polish underground reports the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto; 20 An early assessment of German policy towards Jews in occupied Poland; 21 The story of a mass shooting is met with disbelief; 22 The first Jewish intuition of a Nazi murder programme
23 A youth movement member becomes an underground courier
Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes:· A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English· Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response· Additional consideration of the much-debated nexus between the Holocaust and modernity· A new section on how 'the Holocaust' developed as a distinct historical topic· Useful and informative Chronology, Who's Who and Glossary David Engel's book is a taut, compact narration that appeals to the intellect as much, if not more, tha
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David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University. His books include In the Shadow of Auschwitz; Facing a Holocaust, and Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust.