Never again

a history of the Holocaust


Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: History

Page: 192

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A personal and cultural history of the Holocaust integrates dramatic period photographs and illustrations with firsthand accounts of the rise of German Nazism, the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, and other individual tales of horror and hardship, as it traces the history of the Jewish people in Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Never Again

A History of the Holocaust


Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007113460

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 192

View: 8566

Martin Gilbert is one of the world's pre-eminent historians of the Holocaust. Representing 40 years of research that Gilbert began in Poland in 1959, this comprehensive, illustrated volume traces the history of the Jewish people in Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust. Gilbert brilliantly blends this great swath of history with fresh, detailed accounts of individual drama: the rise of Nazism in Germany, the Jewish children who found refuge in Britain, the rejected refugees of the U.S.S. St Louis, the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, the stories of Anne Frank, Oscar Schindler, and the children of Izieu, as well as the reflections of survivors today. Never Again paints a deeply personal and cultural portrait of the Holocaust. Gilbert's sharp historical knowledge makes this work on the Holocaust enormously informative and tangibly real.

Never Again! Yet Again!

A Personal Struggle with the Holocaust and Genocide


Author: Stephen D. Smith

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652294913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 7863

In this remarkable introduction, Stephen D Smith, the new Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, describes the inspiring journey he and his family took in creating the first Holocaust centre in Britain. This story was written in response to many questions. It replies with a powerful challenge to all who think that 'never again' is really worth the struggle. The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation hosts this lecture by Stephen Smith, the new director of the Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of Southern California and co-founder of the Aegis Trust. In his powerful address, Smith discusses the past century of crimes against humanity and genocide: the links between them, and the ways to understand them in order to avoid them in the future.

Never Again

Survivors of the Holocaust


Author: Sheila Stewart

Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers

ISBN: 9781422204597

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Presents the experiences of people who survived the Holocaust, telling how their lives have changed as a result.

The Holocaust

A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War


Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805003482

Category: History

Page: 959

View: 6657

Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II

A History of the Holocaust


Author: Yehuda Bauer,Nili Keren

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780531155769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 432

View: 6143

The author traces the roots of anti-Semitism that burgeoned through the ages and provides a comprehensive description of how and why the Holocaust occurred.

Hitler and the Holocaust


Author: Robert S. Wistrich

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588360970

Category: History

Page: 320

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Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich begins by reckoning with Europe’s long history of violence against the Jews, and how that tradition manifested itself in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. He looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a "Jewish menace" that must be eradicated, and the process by which, once Hitler gained power, the Nazi regime tightened the noose around Germany’s Jews. He deals with many crucial questions, such as when Hitler’s plans for mass genocide were finalized, the relationship between the Holocaust and the larger war, and the mechanism of authority by which power–and guilt–flowed out from the Nazi inner circle to "ordinary Germans," and other Europeans. He explains the infernal workings of the death machine, the nature of Jewish and other resistance, and the sad story of collaboration and indifference across Europe and America, and in the Church. Finally, Wistrich discusses the abiding legacy of the Nazi genocide, and the lessons that must be drawn from it. A work of commanding authority and insight, Hitler and the Holocaust is an indelible contribution to the literature of history. From the Hardcover edition.

We Are Here

Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust


Author: Ellen Cassedy

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240228

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Ellen Cassedy’s longing to recover the Yiddish she’d lost with her mother’s death eventually led her to Lithuania, once the “Jerusalem of the North.” As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he’d left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made an unsettling request. Gradually, what had begun as a personal journey broadened into a larger exploration of how the people of this country, Jews and non-Jews alike, are confronting their past in order to move forward into the future. How does a nation—how do successor generations, moral beings—overcome a bloody past? How do we judge the bystanders, collaborators, perpetrators, rescuers, and ourselves? These are the questions Cassedy confronts in We Are Here, one woman’s exploration of Lithuania’s Jewish history combined with a personal exploration of her own family’s place in it. Digging through archives with the help of a local whose motives are puzzling to her; interviewing natives, including an old man who wants to “speak to a Jew” before he dies; discovering the complications encountered by a country that endured both Nazi and Soviet occupation—Cassedy finds that it’s not just the facts of history that matter, but what we choose to do with them.


A History


Author: Deborah Dwork,Robert Jan Pelt,Robert Jan Van Pelt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393325249

Category: History

Page: 444

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A chronicle of events beginning in the Middle Ages through the modern era reveals the unfolding of Nazism and how it brought about the Holocaust, negotiating the division between the histories of its perpetrators and the victims and their families. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps


Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429943726

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 2527

The first comprehensive history of the Nazi concentration camps In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history, and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called "the gray zone." In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, life and death inside the camps, and adopting a wider lens to show how the camp system was shaped by changing political, legal, social, economic, and military forces, Wachsmann produces a unified picture of the Nazi regime and its camps that we have never seen before. A boldly ambitious work of deep importance, KL is destined to be a classic in the history of the twentieth century.

Transcending Darkness

A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust


Author: Estelle Laughlin

Publisher: Modern Jewish History (Texas T

ISBN: 9780896727670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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"The memoir of Holocaust survivor Estelle Glaser Laughlin, published sixty-four years after her liberation from the Nazis"--Provided by publisher.

History of an Obsession

German Judeophobia and the Holocaust


Author: Klaus P. Fischer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826413277

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 1772

Klaus Fischer charts the tortured history of German-Jewish relations over a millennium, from migration and ghettoization in the Middle Ages to enlightenment and emancipation in the eighteenth century to varieties of anti-Jewish prejudices in the Second Reich to the rise of pathological Judeophobia in the years 1918 to 1933. The aim of the book is to provide a historical explanation for this change in consciousness that began with a religious prejudice, moved to social and political discrimination, and ended up in annihilatory rage.

Black Earth

The Holocaust as History and Warning


Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 1101903465

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7210

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning.

Memory and Forgetting in the Post-Holocaust Era

The Ethics of Never Again


Author: Alejandro Baer,Natan Sznaider

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317033760

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 8578

To forget after Auschwitz is considered barbaric. Baer and Sznaider question this assumption not only in regard to the Holocaust but to other political crimes as well. The duties of memory surrounding the Holocaust have spread around the globe and interacted with other narratives of victimization that demand equal treatment. Are there crimes that must be forgotten and others that should be remembered? In this book the authors examine the effects of a globalized Holocaust culture on the ways in which individuals and groups understand the moral and political significance of their respective histories of extreme political violence. Do such transnational memories facilitate or hamper the task of coming to terms with and overcoming divisive pasts? Taking Argentina, Spain and a number of sites in post-communist Europe as test cases, this book illustrates the transformation from a nationally oriented ethics to a trans-national one. The authors look at media, scholarly discourse, NGOs dealing with human rights and memory, museums and memorial sites, and examine how a new generation of memory activists revisits the past to construct a new future. Baer and Sznaider follow these attempts to manoeuvre between the duties of remembrance and the benefits of forgetting. This, the authors argue, is the "ethics of Never Again."

The Routledge Atlas of Jewish History


Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415558107

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 7362

Tracing the world-wide migrations of the Jews from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Israel, this newly revised and updated edition spans over four thousand years of history in 154 maps and presents a vivid picture of a fascinating people.

The Holocaust


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: N.A


Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 216

View: 7833

The history of the Holocaust needs underlining in the face of continuing attempts to deny its veracity or scope. Adolf Hitler's determination to rid Europe, if not the World, of Jews and Jewish ideas in all their manifestations was central to the ultimate goal of establishing a thousand-year Reich. This book by Jeremy Black - Professor of History at the University of Exeter and one of the UK's leading historians - is written in response to the continuation of Holocaust denial and also because of the desperate need for a clear, concise history of the Holocaust.



Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466805366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 1710

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Auschwitz and the Allies


Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0712668063

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 368

View: 8114

When Hitler announced that the result of the war in Europe would be 'the complete annihilation of the Jews', he did so in 1942, not only in public, but before an enormous crowd in Berlin. The Allies heard, but, astonishingly, they did not listen. In 1944, Allied reconnaissance pilots, searching out industrial targets in the area, repeatedly photographed Auschwitz. The pictures, apparently overlooked by the Allies, were routinely filed in government archives and not examined until 1979. First-hand reports on the horrors of the death camps came to the West by 1944 in the person of two escaped Auschwitz prisoners. Their testimonies, and those of subsequent escapees, were either ignored or dismissed. Despite the fact that, the same year, Churchill himself had ordered feasibility studies for air strikes on Auschwitz, the RAF not only did nothing, but eventually passed the buck to the Americans, who also did nothing. This book explains the reasons why.

The Holocaust and Collective Memory

The American Experience


Author: Peter Novick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747552550

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 373

View: 7947

In a book which continues to provide heated debate, Novick asks whether defining Jewishness in terms of victimhood alone does not hand Hitler a posthumous victory, and whether claiming uniqueness for the Holocaust does not diminish atrocities like Biafra, Rwanda or Kosovo.

Echoes of the Holocaust

Survivors and Their Children and Grandchildren Speak Out


Author: Bernhard H. Rosenberg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519391131

Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Page: 652

View: 8277

Echoes of The Holocaust Survivor and Their Children and Grandchildren speak out Essays, poems, stories