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The Holocaust Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation,9780618214624

The Holocaust Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/19/2002
Publisher(s): Wadsworth Publishing
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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.

Table of Contents

Chronology of Events
Glossary Reference Map: Poland, 19391945, with Locations of Concentration and Extermination Camps Table
Estimated Jewish Deaths in the Holocaust Table
Estimated Gypsy Deaths in the Holocaust
Origins of the Holocaust
Anti-Semitism Through the Ages
Hitler's Decisive Role
The Opening Act of
The Motivations of the Killers
The Nazi Doctors
Ordinary Men
The Holocaust Experience
Helpless Victims Terrence
The Will to Survive
Women's Survival Skills Lawrence
Gendered Suffering?
The Problem of Jewish Resistance
Two Thousand Years of Jewish Appeasement
Forms of Jewish Resistance
Why the Jewish Councils Cooperated
Bystander Reactions
The Poles Helped Persecute the Jews
The Poles Were Fellow
Western Europeans and the
The Altruistric Personality
Possibilities of Rescue
The Myth of Rescue Michael Phayer, The Silence of Pope Pius
Walter Laqueur, The Failure to Comprehend Suggestions for Additional Reading
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