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Approaching the Holocaust
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Rozett, Director of the Library at Yad Vashem, intends readers to learn to think critically about the Holocaust in particular, and history in general, through this collection of seven essays based largely on his lectures. Although he does place writings about the Holocaust within their historical, social, and political contexts, he also examines them as intellectual and emotional constructs. He describes critical reading of books and articles on the Holocaust, and the place of the Holocaust in popular histories and historical atlases. He closely examines the writings on personal accounts and on Jewish leadership, and how the press has used and abused the history of the Holocaust in accounts about the Middle East. He closes with a case study describing how the history of the Holocaust was used against the Israelis in Operation Defensive Shield, and the implications for studies of the twenty-first century. Distributed in the US by ISBS.
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This is a unique book, comprising seven essays designed to make the reader think more critically about the Holocaust. It combines the author's familiarity with the history, research, bibliography and teaching of the Holocaust, to present clear examples of the importance of approaching the subject critically. It provides the tools necessary for those that read and study the Holocaust to find their way in the ever-growing bibliography of the subject.
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