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Title:
The Nuremberg laws : institutionalized anti-semitism
Author:
Newman, Amy, 1970-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations, maps : 24 cm.
Summary:
Chronicles the passage of the Nuremberg laws by the German government in 1935 which denied basic human rights to millions of Jews, Gypsies, and other minority groups.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560063544
Format :
Book

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Chronicles the passage of the Nuremberg laws by the German government in 1935 which denied basic human rights to millions of Jews, Gypsies, and other minority groups.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. Part of the Words That Changed History series, this is really a detailed overview of the Holocaust, including a history of the roots of Nazism, an account of the war against the Jews, and a discussion of contemporary ethnic violence and legalized hatred. The style is pedestrian, and the design is cramped, with narrow margins and very small photos; but the text is broken up with sidebars profiling leaders and events; and there is an appendix with a translation of the Nuremberg Laws. Newman draws on eminent historians, such as Lucy Dawidowicz, all fully documented in chapter notes, and there is an annotated bibliography for teens who want to read more. The combination of factual detail and historical connection brings home the dangerous power of words that can make racism the law. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-The horrific background, development, and enactment of the laws that became the foundation for the Holocaust are carefully and thoroughly chronicled. Newman shows the systematic creation of these laws starting with the end of World War I and the use of the Jews as scapegoats for Germany's economic problems. In tracing anti-Semitism back to Roman times, the author proves that the Nuremberg Laws "did not spring from a vacuum," but were rooted in the political and social past. Sidebars highlight important aspects of the different eras. The final chapters show that the temperament that instigated these laws still exists today in various forms and places. Newman concludes with a discussion of neo-Nazis, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, and racial prejudice to underscore the need for awareness as an antidote to these forms of hatred. An excellent, readable research resource.-Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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