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Why? : explaining the Holocaust / Peter Hayes.

Hayes, Peter, 1946- (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393355468
  • Physical Description: xvi, 412 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-390) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why another book on the Holocaust? -- Targets : Why the Jews? Antimsemitism ; Emancipation and backlash -- Attackers : Why the Germans? Nation and Volk ; Hitler's opportunity-- Escalation : Why murder? From Aryanization to atrocity ; Gentile and Jewish responses -- Annihilation : Why this swift and sweeping? From bullets to gas ; Perpetrators : the "generation without limits" ; Enslavement -- Victims : Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Compliance and resistance ; The world of the camps -- Homelands : Why did survival rates diverge? Varieties of behavior ; The case of Poland -- Onlookers : Why such limited help from outside? Prewar evasions ; Wartime priorities -- Aftermath : What legacies, what lessons? Return, resettlement, retribution, and restitution ; Memory, myths, and meanings.
Summary, etc.:
An exploration of the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust challenges misconceptions and discusses how no single theory fully explains the tragedy, drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and experience to offer new insights.
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Causes.
Antisemitism > Germany > History > 20th century.
Jews > Germany > History > 20th century.
Jews > Persecutions > Europe > History > 20th century.

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