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The Holocaust

The Third Reich and the Jews, 2nd Edition

By David Engel

Routledge

192 pages

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Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes:

· A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English

· Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response

· Additional consideration of the much-debated nexus between the Holocaust and modernity

· A new section on how 'the Holocaust' developed as a distinct historical topic

· Useful and informative Chronology, Who’s Who and Glossary

David Engel’s book is a taut, compact narration that appeals to the intellect as much, if not more, than to the emotions. It is sure to be welcomed by students in departments of History, Politics and European Studies as well as by anyone trying to get to grips with this complex and far-reaching subject for the first time.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction to the Series (not included)

Note on Place Names

List of Maps

List of Plates (not included)

Chronology

Who's Who

Glossary

Maps

PART ONE: ANALYSIS

1 STUDYING THE HOLOCAUST

Holocaust and Genocide

Who Is Right?

Studying the Holocaust Historically

2 THE JEWS

Jewish Origins

The Jews in Christian Europe

In Modern Times

3 HITLER, NAZIS, GERMANS, AND JEWS

The Jews in Hitler's World View

Jews in the Ideology and Programme of Nazism

Jews in German Public Opinion

True Believers and World War I

Ordinary Men or Ordinary Germans?

4 1933-41¯A TWISTED ROAD?

A Diabolical Plot of the Work of 'Only Men'?

The State of Documentation

A Step-by-Step Process?

Jewish Policy and Global Strategy

5 RESPONDING TO PERSECUTION

Perceiving the Threat

To Leave or Not to Leave?

Communal Leadership: Coping and Resisting

Zionism, German Jewry, and World Jewry

External Obstacles to Emigration

6 THE TRANSITION TO KILLING

Why Begin Killing?

The Means of Murder

Organizing the Transports

7 RESPONDING TO MURDER

Information and Imagination

Communal Responsibility and Strategies for Survival

The Unofficial Community and Resistance

Local Non-Jewish Leaders and Populations: Opposition and Complicity

Beyond the Nazi Realm

8 HUMANITY, MODERNITY, AND THE HOLOCAUST

PART TWO: DOCUMENTS

Further Reading

References

About the Author

David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University. His books include In the Shadow of Auschwitz; Facing a Holocaust, and Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust.

About the Series

Seminar Studies

Each book in the Seminar Studies series provides a concise and reliable introduction to a wide range of complex historical events and debates, covering topics in British, European and world history from the early modern period to the present day. Written by acknowledged experts and including supporting material such as extracts from historical documents, chronologies, glossaries, guides to key figures and further reading suggestions, Seminar Studies titles are essential reading for students of history.

Almost half a century after its launch, the series continues to introduce students to the problems involved in explaining the past, giving them the opportunity to grapple with historical documents and encouraging them to reach their own conclusions. To submit proposals for new books in the Seminar Studies series, please contact the series editors:

Clive.Emsley: clive.emsley @ open.ac.uk

Gordon Martel: Gordon.Martel @ unbc.ca

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
SOC049000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies