The genocide of Jewish and non-Jewish civilians perpetrated by the German regime during World War Two continues to confront scholars with elusive questions even after nearly seventy years and hundreds of studies. This multi-contributory work is a landmark publication that sees experts renowned in their field addressing these questions in light of current research.
A comprehensive introduction to the history of the Holocaust, this volume has 42 chapters which add important depth to the academic study of the Holocaust, both geographically and topically. The chapters address such diverse issues as:
This important collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Holocaust.
'It serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Holocaust but also adds depth to current debate, both geographically and topically, by covering issues that have previously been under-investigated.' – Simon Brown, The Historical Association
Selected Contents Introduction Section 1: The Nazi Takeover and Persecution in Hitler’s Reich to 1939 Section 2: Germany’s Racial War in Poland and the Soviet Union, 1939-1941 Section 3: The Final Solution in Europe Section 4: The Responses from Victims, Bystanders, and Rescuers Section 5: The Holocaust in Law, Culture, and Memory Conclusion Index.