The Extermination of the European Jews

The Extermination of the European JewsThis Major Reinterpretation Of The Holocaust Surveys The Destruction Of The European Jews Within The Broader Context Of Nazi Violence Against Other Victim Groups Christian Gerlach Offers A Unique Social History Of Mass Violence Which Reveals Why Particular Groups Were Persecuted And What It Was That Connected The Fate Of These Groups And The Policies Against Them He Explores The Diverse Ideological, Political And Economic Motivations Which Lay Behind The Murder Of The Jews And Charts The Changing Dynamics Of Persecution During The Course Of The War The Book Brings Together Both German Actions And Those Of Non German States And Societies, Shedding New Light On The Different Groups And Vested Interests Involved And Their Role In The Persecution Of Non Jews As Well Ranging Across Continental Europe, It Reveals That Popular Notions Of Race Were Often Important In Shaping Persecution Than Scientific Racism Or Nazi Dogma. The value in Gerlach s research for me was his examination of how and why Jews were killed in the various nations of Europe specifically, how did the governments and people of those nations contribute to the killing, or help mitigate it What difference did it make if Germany had installed an occupation government, or if the nation s own government remained in place I haven t read enough Holocaust lit to know if this is a neglected area, but certainly based solely on my reading there was a ne The value in Gerlach s research for me was his examination of how and why Jews were killed in the various nations of Europe specifically, how did the governments and people of those nations contribute to the killing, or help mitigate it What difference did it make if Germany had installed an occupation government, or if the nation s own government remained in place I haven t read enough Holocaust lit to know if this is a neglected area, but certainly based solely on my reading there was a new or new ish emphasis here Although the title suggests Jews are the main focus, and they are, Gerlach does spend time on the Nazis other victim groups, such as Soviet POWs.Three stars instead of four only because of the book s dense, textbook style It is a textbook I picked it up randomly off the library new books shelf Actual scholars would probably rate it higher

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  • Paperback
  • 515 pages
  • The Extermination of the European Jews
  • Christian Gerlach
  • 08 September 2017
  • 0521706890