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Beginnings, mass murder, and aftermath of the Holocaust : where history and psychology intersect
Solkoff, Norman, 1933-
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Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, [2001]

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359 pages ; 23 cm
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D804.3 .S63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Beginnings, Mass Murder, and Aftermath of the Holocaust attempts to sensitize individuals to the tragic results of a racist world outlook, as well as make clear to them how complicated are the series of steps that take the individual from the expression of racist sentiments and mild expressions of anti-Semitism to outright genocide. The text shows the complex ways in which politics, economics, culture, and social forces interacted with individual motivations to produce the Holocaust. A useful supplementary text for students in European History courses, students in Clinical and Social Psychology courses, and for students in Judaic Studies.

Author Notes

Norman Solkoff is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of SUNY Buffalo.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 Antisemitismp. 13
Chapter 3 Authoritarianism and Conformityp. 39
Chapter 4 Aggression and Violencep. 65
Chapter 5 Practicing for Genocide: Euthanasia in Nazi Germanyp. 95
Chapter 6 Hitlerp. 105
Chapter 7 Leading Nazisp. 137
Chapter 8 Surviving the Ghettos and Campsp. 183
Chapter 9 Complicity or Resistance?p. 207
Chapter 10 Rescuers and Bystandersp. 235
Chapter 11 Holocaust Survivors in the Postwar Worldp. 273
Chapter 12 Explaining the Past and Predicting the Futurep. 295
Appendix Remembering the Holocaustp. 317
Referencesp. 319
Indexp. 341