Debates on the Holocaust

The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past.

Debates on the Holocaust

Author: Tom Lawson

Publisher: Issues in Historiography

ISBN:

Page: 321

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Debates on the Holocaust is the first attempt to survey the development of Holocaust historiography for a generation. It analyses the development of history writing on the destruction of the European Jews from just before the end of the Second World War to the present day, and argues forcefully that history writing is as much about the present as it is the past. The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past. Debates on the Holocaust will appeal to sixth form and undergraduate students and their teachers, Holocaust historians and anyone interested in either the destruction of the European Jews or in the process by which we access and understand the past.

My Brother s Keeper

What responsibility do the Poles share for the mass murder of the Jews, which took place largely on Polish soil? In a major contribution to the history of the Holocaust Polonsky gathers together the most important arguments in this debate.

My Brother s Keeper

Author: Antony Polonsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134952112

Page: 252

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In recent years, a lively debate has developed in Poland on the question of what responsibility the Poles share for the mass murder of the Jews, which took place largely on Polish soil. This debate was sparked off by the showing in Poland of Claude Lanzmann's film, Shoah , which revealed how deeply-rooted anti-Jewish prejudice could still be found in the Polish countryside. Anti-semitism is something which Poland has preferred to forget. But before the Second World War hostility to the Jews was widespread and this climate of pervasive anti-semitism may have facilitated the Nazis' murderous plans. But Poles now, with great courage, are facing this dark side of their past. This book, translated and edited by a leading British historian of Poland, Antony Polonsky, is a major contribution to the history of the Holocaust. It gathers together the most important contribution to the current debate, revealing the agony many Poles feel about their lack of action during the war.

Debates on the Holocaust

Through he narrative-driven pro/con format-supported by relevant facts, quotes, and anecdotes-this book examines controversial issues stemming from historic events. Topics include: Was Adolf Hitler the Primary Force Behind the Holocaust?

Debates on the Holocaust

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Debating History

ISBN: 9781682823675

Page: 80

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The mass systematic murder of more than six million of Europes Jews by the Third Reich, headed by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, during World War II shocked the world and remains an often examined and discussed example of attempted genocide. Through he narrative-driven pro/con formatsupported by relevant facts, quotes, and anecdotesthis book examines controversial issues stemming from historic events. Topics include:

Remembering the Holocaust

Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Geoffrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book offers ...

Remembering the Holocaust

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190207639

Page: 224

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Remembering the Holocaust explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Geoffrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book offers a sweeping historical reconstruction of the Jewish mass murder as it evolved in the popular imagination of Western peoples, as well as an examination of its consequences. Alexander's inquiry points to a broad cultural transition that took place in Western societies after World War II: from confidence in moving past the most terrible of Nazi wartime atrocities to pessimism about the possibility for overcoming violence, ethnic conflict, and war. The Holocaust has become the central tragedy of modern times, an event which can no longer be overcome, but one that offers possibilities to extend its moral lessons beyond Jews to victims of other types of secular and religious strife. Following Alexander's controversial thesis is a series of responses by distinguished scholars in the humanities and social sciences--Martin Jay, Bernhard Giesen, Michael Rothberg, Robert Manne, Nathan Glazer, and Elihu & Ruth Katz--considering the implications of the universal moral relevance of the Holocaust. A final response from Alexander in a postscript focusing on the repercussions of the Holocaust in Israel concludes this forthright and engaging discussion. Remembering the Holocaust is an all-too-rare debate on our conception of the Holocaust, how it has evolved over the years, and the profound effects it will have on the way we envision the future.

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of ...

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Author: M. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388579

Page: 132

View: 766

Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.

The Holocaust in Israeli Public Debate in the 1950s

This book is the first comprehensive, as well as impartial, account of the various ways the people of the state of Israel, beginning with their social integration in the 1950s, grappled with the still fresh memory of the Holocaust and with ...

The Holocaust in Israeli Public Debate in the 1950s

Author: Roni Stauber

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 232

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This book is the first comprehensive, as well as impartial, account of the various ways the people of the state of Israel, beginning with their social integration in the 1950s, grappled with the still fresh memory of the Holocaust and with finding a suitable way of commemorating it and passing that memory on to future generations. The public debate in Israel in the 1950s over the question of the Jewish response to the Nazi policy of extermination in areas under German domination during the Holocaust is the core of the book. Contrary to common assumption the book exposes the disagreements and differences of opinion which guided, and disturbed, Israeli society and its leadership, and raised fundamental questions concerning the collective memory of the Holocaust. Thus it throws light on the nature of Israeli society in the fifties as well as on the fears and the needs of its political leaders.

A Companion to the Holocaust

The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences.

A Companion to the Holocaust

Author: Simone Gigliotti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118970527

Page: 704

View: 522

Provides a cutting-edge, nuanced, and multi-disciplinary picture of the Holocaust from local, transnational, continental, and global perspectives Holocaust Studies is a dynamic field that encompasses discussions on human behavior, extremity, and moral action. A diverse range of disciplines – history, philosophy, literature, social psychology, anthropology, geography, amongst others – continue to make important contributions to its scholarship. A Companion to the Holocaust provides exciting commentaries on current and emerging debates and identifies new connections for research. The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences. A team of international contributors provides insightful and sophisticated analyses of current trends in Holocaust research that go far beyond common conceptions of the Holocaust’s causes, unfolding and impact. Scholars draw on their original research to interpret current, agenda-setting historical and historiographical debates on the Holocaust. Six broad sections cover wide-ranging topics such as new debates about Nazi perpetrators, arguments about the causes and places of persecution of Jews in Germany and Europe, and Jewish and non-Jewish responses to it, the use of forced labor in the German war economy, representations of the Holocaust witness, and many others. A masterful framing chapter sets the direction and tone of each section’s themes. Comprising over thirty essays, this important addition to Holocaust studies: Offers a remarkable compendium of systematic, comparative, and precise analyses Covers areas and topics not included in any other companion of its type Examines the ongoing cultural, social, and political legacies of the Holocaust Includes discussions on non-European and non-Western geographies, inter-ethnic tensions, and violence A Companion to the Holocaust is an essential resource for students and scholars of European, German, genocide, colonial and Jewish history, as well as those in the general humanities.

A Companion to the Holocaust

The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences.

A Companion to the Holocaust

Author: Simone Gigliotti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118970519

Page: 704

View: 736

Provides a cutting-edge, nuanced, and multi-disciplinary picture of the Holocaust from local, transnational, continental, and global perspectives Holocaust Studies is a dynamic field that encompasses discussions on human behavior, extremity, and moral action. A diverse range of disciplines – history, philosophy, literature, social psychology, anthropology, geography, amongst others – continue to make important contributions to its scholarship. A Companion to the Holocaust provides exciting commentaries on current and emerging debates and identifies new connections for research. The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences. A team of international contributors provides insightful and sophisticated analyses of current trends in Holocaust research that go far beyond common conceptions of the Holocaust’s causes, unfolding and impact. Scholars draw on their original research to interpret current, agenda-setting historical and historiographical debates on the Holocaust. Six broad sections cover wide-ranging topics such as new debates about Nazi perpetrators, arguments about the causes and places of persecution of Jews in Germany and Europe, and Jewish and non-Jewish responses to it, the use of forced labor in the German war economy, representations of the Holocaust witness, and many others. A masterful framing chapter sets the direction and tone of each section’s themes. Comprising over thirty essays, this important addition to Holocaust studies: Offers a remarkable compendium of systematic, comparative, and precise analyses Covers areas and topics not included in any other companion of its type Examines the ongoing cultural, social, and political legacies of the Holocaust Includes discussions on non-European and non-Western geographies, inter-ethnic tensions, and violence A Companion to the Holocaust is an essential resource for students and scholars of European, German, genocide, colonial and Jewish history, as well as those in the general humanities.

Debating the Holocaust

A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent.

Debating the Holocaust

Author: SPECIAL CONSULTANT THOMAS. DALTON

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781591481782

Page: 336

View: 141

A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent. Here, arguments and counter-arguments are presented, and all relevant facts are laid out in a clear and concise manner. The entire debate, censored in public, is presented in a scholarly fashion. (3rd ed.)

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of ...

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Author: Michael Gray

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 9781137388568

Page: 144

View: 824

Holocaust education is a controversial and rapidly evolving field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it. Adopting a truly global perspective, Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education explores both teachers' and students' levels of Holocaust knowledge as well as their attitudes and approaches towards the subject. Moreover, it employs a forward-looking perspective by thinking about how the subject will be taught when there are no survivors remaining and what challenges and opportunities digital technology, social media and online learning offer the modern teacher of the Holocaust. This book seeks to shift the parameters of existing debates and offer an insightful commentary on the nature, scope and direction of Holocaust education, which will be of great use to academics, teachers and policy-makers alike.

Reworking the Past

Reworking the Past performs a great service by bringing together the most incisive and provocative of the contributions of this prolonged dispute over the meaning of German history and the German identity.

Reworking the Past

Author: Peter Baldwin

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807043028

Page: 308

View: 271

Fifteen prominent German, American, and Israeli historians confront the meaning of Nazism for German history

Debating the Holocaust

A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent.

Debating the Holocaust

Author: Thomas Dalton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781591480860

Page: 334

View: 866

For the past few decades there has been raging a kind of subterranean debate, one of monumental importance. It is a debate about the Holocaust - not whether or not it "happened" (this is a meaningless claim), but rather, how it happened, through what means, and to what extent. On the one hand we have the traditional, orthodox view: the six million Jewish casualties, the gas chambers, the cremation ovens and mass graves. On the other hand there is a small, renegade band of writers and researchers who refuse to accept large parts of this story. These revisionists, as they call themselves, present counter-evidence and ask tough questions. Among the issues they raise are these: There is no trace of a 'Hitler order' to exterminate the Jews; key witnesses have either falsified or greatly exaggerated important aspects of their stories; major death camps - Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, and Treblinka - have all but vanished; we find little evidence of disturbed earth for mass graves; we find few remains of the millions of alleged victims - neither bones nor ash; mass-gassing with Zyklon-B would be nearly impossible without ventilators and ceiling holes; mass-gassing with diesel engine exhaust is practically impossible, given the low level of carbon monoxide; wartime air photos of Auschwitz show none of the alleged mass-burnings or cremations; the '6 million' number has no basis in fact, and actually traces back decades before the war; trends in Jewish world population strongly suggest less than 6 million lost; and the present number of "survivors" - currently over 1 million - implies few wartime deaths. The revisionists arrive at a different account. Hitler, they say, wanted to expel the Jews, not kill them. The ghettos and concentration camps served primarily for ethnic cleansing and forced labor, not mass murder. The Zyklon gas chambers did in fact exist, but were used for delousing and sanitary purposes. And most important, the Jewish death toll was much lower than commonly assumed - on the order of 500,000. In this book, for the FIRST TIME EVER, the reader can now judge for himself. Arguments and counter-arguments for both sides are presented, and all relevant facts are laid out in a clear and concise manner. The entire debate is presented in a scholarly and non-polemical fashion. Citations are marked, and facts are checked. READ, and JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.

German Protestants Remember the Holocaust

The Holocaust is represented in a variety of ways in public debates , films , books
, and behaviour . Choice of language - which does not always have to be
conscious – indicates particular relations to this part of German history and can
thus ...

German Protestants Remember the Holocaust

Author: K. Hannah Holtschneider

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825855390

Page: 225

View: 814

Focusing on the 1980s-90s, examines how Protestants in Germany interpret their self-understanding as part of the community which is defined by its connection to the Nazi past. Analyzes representations of the Holocaust and of the Christian-Jewish relationship in three German Protestant theological texts: the 1980 statement of the Rhineland synod of the Evangelical Church "Zur Erneuerung des Verhältnisses von Christen und Juden"; Marquardt's theological text "Von Elend und Heimsuchung der Theologie: Prolegomena zur Dogmatik" (1992); and Britta Jüngst's dissertation "Auf der Seite des Todes das Leben" (1996). The analysis of these texts is informed by the development of narratives of collective memory of the Holocaust in German society in the 1980s-90s, from the miniseries "Holocaust" to the Goldhagen controversy. All three texts admit the responsibility of Christianity and Christians for the Holocaust and build theologies that do not reject Jews. Contends that, contrary to their stated intentions, most Holocaust theologians do not truly listen to the Jewish perspective. Calls on practitioners of "theology after Auschwitz" to embrace Jews and Judaism in order to restore the credibility of Christian Churches which abandoned the Jews in Auschwitz.

Histories of the Holocaust

A comprehensive and accessible guide to the major themes and debates in Holocaust historiography over the last two decades.

Histories of the Holocaust

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566798

Page: 314

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A comprehensive handbook covering the prolific and sophisticated historiography of the Holocaust of the last two decades. This book is the most up-to-date and wide-ranging assessment of the state of historical research on the Holocaust currently available, covering the 'Final Solution' as a European project, the decision-making process, perpetrator research, plunder and collaboration, regional studies, ghettos, camps, race science and antisemitic ideology, andrecent debates concerning modernity, organization theory, colonialism, genocide studies and cultural history. Beyond describing other historians' arguments, Stone provides critical analyses of the complex and wide-ranging literature in the field, discerning major themes and trendsand assessing the achievements and shortcomings of the various approaches. In so doing, this book illustrates that there can and should never be a single history of the Holocaust, and facilitates an understanding of the genocide of the Jews from a multiplicity of angles.

Holocaust Agendas Conspiracies and Industries

This book is the first comparative study of the ways in which the Holocaust has been memorialized in Australia, Britain and New Zealand.

Holocaust Agendas  Conspiracies and Industries

Author: Judith E. Berman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 148

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This book is the first comparative study of the ways in which the Holocaust has been memorialized in Australia, Britain and New Zealand. It examines: -- the processes by which the Holocaust entered Jewish and mainstream cultures -- representations of the uniquesness and/or universality of the Holocaust -- uses and abuses of the terminology and imagery of the Holocaust -- the relationship between Holocaust remembrance and Jewish unity and identity -- interpretations of the lessons of the Holocaust. Despite the different national histories of Australia, Britain, and New Zealand, and notwithstanding variations in Jewish community size and composition, the Holocaust has been memorialized in remarkably similar ways, although in many respects these are significantly different from the American experience.

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Xu also notes that 'Holocaust education obviously brings out more human rights
discussions among the Chinese',30 which, either privately or publicly, potentially
leads to critical consideration of their own country and government. It seems that
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Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Author: M. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388579

Page: 132

View: 361

Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.

The Holocaust

This interdisciplinary collection of primary and secondary readings encourages scholars and students to engage critically with current debates about the origins, implementation and postwar interpretation of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust

Author: Simone Gigliotti

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405114002

Page: 486

View: 687

This interdisciplinary collection of primary and secondary readings encourages scholars and students to engage critically with current debates about the origins, implementation and postwar interpretation of the Holocaust. Interdisciplinary content encourages students to engage with philosophical, political, cultural and literary debate as well as historiographical issues. Integrates oral histories and testimonies from both victims and perpetrators, including Jewish council leaders, victims of ghettos and camps, SS officials and German soldiers. Subsections can be used as the basis for oral or written exercises. Whole articles or substantial extracts are included wherever possible.