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Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide

1st Edition

By Paul R. Bartrop, Steven L. Jacobs


336 pages

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This unique volume critically discusses the works of fifty of the most influential scholars involved in the study of the Holocaust and genocide. Studying each scholar’s background and influences, the authors examine the ways in which their major works have been received by critics and supporters, and analyse each thinker’s contributions to the field. Key figures discussed range from historians and philosophers, to theologians, anthropologists, art historians and sociologists, including:

  • Hannah Arendt
  • Christopher Browning
  • Primo Levi
  • Raphael Lemkin
  • Jacques Sémelin
  • Saul Friedländer
  • Samantha Power
  • Hans Mommsen
  • Emil Fackenheim
  • Helen Fein
  • Adam Jones
  • Ben Kiernan.

A thoughtful collection of groundbreaking thinkers, this book is an ideal resource for academics, students, and all those interested in both the emerging and rapidly evolving field of Genocide Studies and the established field of Holocaust Studies.


"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty." -- J. A. Drobnicki, CHOICE (September 2011)

'This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in studying genocide and the Holocaust, either professionally or in some other less formal way.' - Emily Budick, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, 17:6, p837 2012

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide

About the Authors

Paul R. Bartrop is an honorary fellow in the Faculty of Arts at Deakin University, Australia, and head of the Department of History at Bialik College in Melbourne. His publications for Routledge include The Genocide Studies Reader with Samuel Totten (2009).

Steven L. Jacobs is Associate Professor and Aaron Aronov Chair of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Alabama, USA. His most recent book is Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (2009).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies