The Holocaust: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of this seismic event in mid twentieth-century human history.
The book takes an original approach as both a narrative and thematic introduction to the topic, and provides a core foundation for readers embarking upon their own study. It examines a range of perspectives and subjects surrounding the Holocaust, including:
Suppported by a chronology, glossary, questions for discussion, and boxed case studies that focus the reader's thoughts and develop their appreciation of the subjects considered more broadly, The Holocaust: The Basics is the ideal introduction to this controversial and widely debated topic for both students and the more general reader.
List of Boxes
1. Introduction: Defining the Holocaust
2. Outlines, Origins, and Consequences
3. Perpetrators of the Holocaust
4. Jews and Other Victims
5. Rescue from the Third Reich and the Holocaust
6. Resistance during the Holocaust
7. Ending the Holocaust
8. Survivors Reflect on the Holocaust
9. Conclusion: Holocaust Memory and the Future
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.