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2nd Edition

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

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ISBN 9781138321557
April 19, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
416 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The second edition of this book frames the Holocaust as a catastrophe emerging from varied international responses to the Jewish question during an age of global crisis and war.

The chapters are arranged chronologically, thematically, and geographically, reflecting how persecution, responses, and experience varied over time and place, conveying a sense of the Holocaust’s complexity. Fully updated, this edition incorporates the past decade’s scholarship concerning perpetrators, victims, and bystanders from political, national, and gendered perspectives. It also frames the Holocaust within the broader genocide perspective and within current debates on memory politics and causation. 

Global in approach and supported by images, maps, diverse voices, and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal textbook for students of this catastrophic period in world history.

Table of Contents

1. The Jewish Question to Modern Times

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

3. Nazism and the Racial State

4. Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933–1939

5. No Safe Haven: The World and the Jewish Question, 1933–1939

6. The Assault on Poland’s Jews, 1939–1941

7. Western Europe, the War, and the Jews, 1939–1942

8. Transitions to Systematic Killing

9. “War of Extermination”: The Campaign in the USSR, 1941

10. The Holocaust in the USSR: The Jewish Response, 1941–1944

11. The Destruction of Poland’s Jews

12. Auschwitz and The Terrible Secret: The Final Solution in Europe, 1941–1943

13. The Final Solution in Western Europe

14. Rescue: The Final Solution Interrupted, 1942–1943

15. Hitler’s Southeastern Allies and the Hungarian Jewish Catastrophe, 1941–1944

16. The Reich’s Destruction and the Jews, 1944–1945

17. Legacies: 1945 to the Present

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Norman J.W. Goda is the Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida, USA. His publications include 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 US Intelligence and the Nazis (2005), Hitler's Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence, and the Cold War (2010) and editor of Jewish Histories of the Holocaust: New Transnational Approaches (2014) and Rethinking Holocaust Justice: Essays Across Disciplines (2018).