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The Holocaust: The Basics

1st Edition

By Paul R. Bartrop


196 pages

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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:

  • the perpetrators of the Holocaust
  • the victims
  • resistance to the Holocaust
  • liberation
  • legacies and survivors' memories of the Holocaust.

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.

Table of Contents

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





About the Author

Paul R. Bartrop is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, USA. He is the author or editor of over twenty books, including the Routledge titles Genocide: The Basics (2015); Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide (2011); and The Genocide Studies Reader (2009).

About the Series

The Basics

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Western
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Holocaust