This book combines the contentious and often unsavory Tower of Babel of scholars' voices in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies. It is essential for scholars, students, and readers interested in the Holocaust and its relationship to other instances of politically inspired mass murder.
Introduction to the First Edition Introduction to the Second Edition 1. The Ethics of Uniqueness 2. Religion and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust 3. From the Holocaust: Some Legal and Moral Implications 4. The Uniqueness of the Holocaust: The Historical Dimension 5. Responses to the Porrajmos: The Romani Holocaust 6. The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Holocaust: A Comparative Analysis 7. The Armenian Genocide as Precursor and Prototype of Twentieth-Century Genocide 8. The Comparative Aspects of the Armenian and Jewish Cases of Genocide: A Sociohistorical Perspective 9. Stalinist Terror and the Question of Genocide: The Great Famine 10. The Holocaust and the Japanese 11. Applying the Lessons of the Holocaust 12. The Rise and Fall of Metaphor: German Historians and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust 13. Uniqueness as Denial: The Politics of Genocide Scholarship