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The Holocaust
Europe, the World, and the Jews, 1918 - 1945

ISBN 9780205568413
Published November 16, 2012 by Routledge
400 Pages

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The Holocaust: Europe, the World, and the Jews is a readable text for undergraduate students containing sufficient but manageable detail. The author provides a broad set of perspectives, while emphasizing the Holocaust as a catastrophe emerging from an international Jewish question. This text conveys a sense of the Holocaust's many moving parts. It is arranged chronologically and geographically to reflect how persecution, experience, and choices varied over different periods and places. Instructors may also take a thematic approach, as the chapters have distinct sections on such topics as German decisions, Jewish responses, bystander reactions, and other themes.

Table of Contents



A Note on Place Names

Chapter 1: The Jewish Question to Modern Times

1.1. Jews and Christians in the Ancient World

1.2. Ashkenazic Jewry in the Middle Ages

1.3. Emancipation and Acculturation in Western Europe

1.4. Jews in Poland and the Pale of Settlement

1.5. Modern Antisemitism

Chapter 2: A People Apart: World War I and Its Aftermath

2.1 The Embrace of Mass Violence

2.2 Germany’s Defeat and the Early Weimar Republic

2.3 Jews in Postwar Poland and Romania

2.4 The Zionist Solution

2.5 Other Destinations: The Americas and Europe

Chapter 3: Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Party, and the Jews

3.1 Adolf Hitler’s Early Years

3.2 Hitler and the Jewish Enemy

3.3 How Hitler Came To Power

3.4 The Nazi Police State

Chapter 4: The Tide of Persecution, 1933-1939

4.1 Propaganda: The Nazi Representation of Jews

4.2 Anti-Jewish Measures, 1933-1935

4.3 Readying for War

4.4 The Nazi Effect in Eastern Europe

4.5 Kristallnacht

Chapter 5: No Safe Haven: The World and the Jewish Question, 1933-1939

5.1 Jewish Responses to Persecution

5.2 Palestine, the Arab Revolt and the White Paper

5.3 The Jewish Question on the World Stage

5.4 Desperation: The Évian Conference And After

5.5 The Vatican and the Jewish Question

Chapter 6: The Assault on Poland’s Jews, 1939-1941

6.1 The Nazi Assault on Poland

6.2 Schemes for Jewish Colonization

6.3. Ghettoization in Poland

6.4. Jewish Councils

6.5. Jewish Self-Help, the JDC, and the Underground

Chapter 7: Western Europe, the War, and the Jews, 1939-1942

7.1. German Jews in Wartime

7.2. Germany and the Jews of the Netherlands, 1940-42

7.3. Vichy France, the Germans and the Jews, 1940-1942

7.4. Was Escape Still Possible? -- Aliyah Bet

7.5. Other Escape Routes: The Americas and Asia

Chapter 8: Other Enemies: Steps Toward Mass Murder

8.1. The Ad-Hoc Killing of Social Outsiders

8.2. Foray into Mass Murder: Killing the Disabled

8.3. Alien Elements: Africans and Gypsies

8.4 Hitler’s Southeastern Allies: Romania

8.5. Hitler’s Southeastern Allies: Croatia

Chapter 9: War of Extermination: The Campaign in the USSR, 1941

9.1. Preparing Mass Murder

9.2. Jews in the USSR on the Eve of Barbarossa

9.3. The Onslaught: Pogroms

9.4. The Onslaught: Systematic Shooting

9.5. Romania’s War on the Jews

Chapter 10: The Holocaust in the USSR: Jewish and World Response, 1941-1944

10.1. Jewish Reactions: Recognition and Survival

10.2. Varieties of Jewish Leadership

10.3. Jewish Resistance in the USSR

10.4. The Soviets, the Allies, and the Holocaust in the USSR

Chapter 11: Aktion Reinhard: The Final Solution in Poland, 1942-1943

11.1. The Decision to Kill Europe's Jews

11.2. Aktion Reinhard and Poland's Jews

11.3. Word Leaks: From the Ghettos to the Allies

11.4. Warsaw: From Deportation to Uprising

11.5. The End of Aktion Reinhard

Chapter 12: Auschwitz: The Final Solution in Europe, 1941-1943

12.1. Auschwitz

12.2. The Destruction of Reich's Jews

12.3. The Destruction of the Jews of the Netherlands

12.4. Vichy, the French, and the Jews

12.5. The Allies and the Bermuda Conference

Chapter 13: Rescue: The Final Solution Interrupted, 1942-1943

13.1. The Nazis and the Jews of the Middle East

13.2. The Germans, the Japanese and the Shanghai Ghetto

13.3. Rescue in the North

13.4. Italy and the Final Solution

13.5. The Silence of the Vatican

Chapter 14: Hitler's Southeastern Allies and the Hungarian Jewish Catastrophe, 1941-1944

14.1. Romania Reconsiders

14.2. The Survival of Bulgaria's Jews

14.3. Hungary, the Jews, and the War

14.4. The German Occupation and the Holocaust in Hungary

14.5. Jewish Leaders and the Hungarian Catastophe

14.6. The Allies and the Hungarian Jews

Chapter 15: The Reich's Destruction and the Jews, 1944-1945

15.1. Auschwitz: The Final Act

15.2. Budapest under the Arrow Cross

15.3. From Evacuations to Death Marches

15.4. Himmler's Bargains and the Reich's Destruction

Chapter 16: Legacies, 1945-Present

16.1. Refugees

16.2. Justice in Occupied Germany

16.3. Justice, Politics and Holocaust Narrative in Europe

16.4. Germany and the Nazi Past

16.5. Jewish Memorialization



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Norman J.W. Goda is the Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of: Tomorrow the World: Hitler, Northwest Africa, and the Path toward America (1998) and Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War (2007) as well as co-author of (with Richard Breitman), US Intelligence and the Nazis (2005) and Hitler's Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence, and the Cold War (2010).

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