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The Holocaust: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation (Problems in European Civilization)

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This volume in the Problems in European Civilization Series features a collection of secondary-source essays focusing on aspects of the Holocaust. 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.

The proven series format features key scholarship, chapter and essay introductions, and extensive, up-to-date suggestions for further reading. The selections are edited for both content and length, making this single volume a convenient alternative to course packets or multiple monographs.

Synopsis:

This volume in the Problems in European Civilization series features a collection of secondary-source essays focusing on aspects of the Holocaust. 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.

About the Author

Donald L. Niewyk is professor of history at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1968. He specializes in modern European history. His research centers around Germany between the two World Wars, and his teaching interests range broadly from political to cultural and social history since the Enlightenment. He is the author of three books: Socialist, Anti-Semite, and Jew; The Jews in Weimar Germany; and The Holocaust: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation. He is also an editor of The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust. He is currently preparing a study of Holocaust survivors.

Table of Contents

Chronology of Events Glossary Reference Map: Poland, 1939-1945, with Locations of Concentration and Extermination Camps Table: Estimated Jewish Deaths in the Holocaust Table: Estimated Gypsy Deaths in the Holocaust Introduction I. Origins of the Holocaust Jacob Katz, Anti-Semitism Through the Ages Ian Kershaw, Hitler's Decisive Role Henry Friedlander, The Opening Act of Nazi Genocide II. The Motivations of the Killers Robert Jay Lifton, The Nazi Doctors Christopher R. Browning, Ordinary Men Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners III. The Holocaust Experience Bruno Bettelheim, Helpless Victims Terrence Des Pres, The Will to Survive Sybil Milton, Women's Survival Skills Lawrence L. Langer, Gendered Suffering? IV. The Problem of Jewish Resistance Raul Hilberg, Two Thousand Years of Jewish Appeasement Yehuda Bauer, Forms of Jewish Resistance Isaiah Trunk, Why the Jewish Councils Cooperated V. Bystander Reactions Yisrael Gutman and Shmuel Krakowski, The Poles Helped Persecute the Jews Richard C. Lukas, The Poles Were Fellow Victims Michael R. Marrus and Robert O. Paxton, Western Europeans and the Jews Samuel P. and Pearl M. Oliner, The Altruistric Personality VI. Possibilities of Rescue William D. Rubinstein, The Myth of Rescue Michael Phayer, The Silence of Pope Pius XII Walter Laqueur, The Failure to Comprehend Suggestions for Additional Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618214624
Subtitle:
Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Other:
Niewyk, Donald L.
Editor:
Niewyk, Donald L.
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Niewyk, Donald (Donald L. Niewyk)
Author:
Niewyk
Author:
All Material Written by Cram101, Materia
Author:
Niewyk, Donald
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Location:
Boston
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-278).
Series:
Problems in European Civilization
Series Volume:
[11]
Publication Date:
20020419
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x.45 in. .65 lbs.

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