Synopses & Reviews
An outstanding introduction, clearly and intelligently written, to the historical events of the Holocaust, and to the moral and psychological questions raised by it. In considering the painfully particular as well as the universal aspects of this enormous event, Landau helps the reader to confront it within the frame of human experience, on a level we can all understand. Margot Stern Strom, Facing History and Ourselves. Intended both for the general reader and for students and educators (especially in history, psychology, literature, and the humanities), The Nazi Holocaust is an important breakthrough in the struggle to understand this shattering event. By shunning simplistic explanations, Landau seeks to mediate between the vast, often unapproachable subject and the reader who wrestles with its meaning. Locating the Holocaust within a number of different contexts Jewish history, German history, genocide in the modern age, and the larger story of human bigotry and the triumph of ideology over conscience his book is a model text, brief but surprisingly comprehensive.
Brief but surprisingly comprehensive, The Nazi Holocaust places the tragedy in historical perspective, summarizes the major events, and considers the moral, ethical, and psychological issues that have followed in its wake. An outstanding introduction, clearly and intelligently written....Landau helps the reader to confront the Holocaust within the frame of human experience, on a level we can all understand. --Margot Stern Strom, Facing History and Ourselves