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Title:
Germany's war and the Holocaust : disputed histories
Author:
Bartov, Omer.
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Publication Information:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2003]

©2003
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xxi, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801438240

9780801486814
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Omer Bartov, a scholar of the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust, provides a critical analysis of various recent ways to understand the genocidal policies of the Nazi regime and the reconstruction of German and Jewish identities in the wake of World War II. The book aims to both deepen understanding of a crucial period in history and serve as an introduction to the vast body of literature in the field of Holocaust studies.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Part 1 War of Destruction
1. Savage War: German Warfare and Moral Choices in World War IIp. 3
2. From Blitzkrieg to Total War: Image and Historiographyp. 33
Part 2 Extermination Policies
3. Killing Space: The Final Solution as Population Policyp. 79
4. Ordering Horror: Conceptualizations of the Concentrationary Universep. 99
5. Ordinary Monsters: Perpetrator Motivation and Monocausal Explanationsp. 122
Part 3 Interpretations
6. Germans as Nazis: Goldhagen's Holocaust and the Worldp. 139
7. Jews as Germans: Victor Klemperer Bears Witnessp. 192
8. Germans as Jews: Representations of Absence in Postwar Germanyp. 216
Abbreviationsp. 237
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Indexp. 243