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Why? : explaining the Holocaust / Peter Hayes.

Author/Creator:
Hayes, Peter, 1946 September 7- author.
Publication:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 412 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945).
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.
Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Antisemitism.
Ethnic relations.
Jews.
Jews -- Persecutions.
War -- Causes.
Europe.
Germany.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
An exploration of the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust challenges misconceptions and discusses how no single theory fully explains the tragedy, drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and experience to offer new insights.
Contents:
Why another book on the Holocaust?
Targets : Why the Jews? Antimsemitism ; Emancipation and backlash
Attackers : Why the Germans? Nation and Volk ; Hitler's opportunity
Escalation : Why murder? From Aryanization to atrocity ; Gentile and Jewish responses
Annihilation : Why this swift and sweeping? From bullets to gas ; Perpetrators : the "generation without limits" ; Enslavement
Victims : Why didn't more Jews fight back more often? Compliance and resistance ; The world of the camps
Homelands : Why did survival rates diverge? Varieties of behavior ; The case of Poland
Onlookers : Why such limited help from outside? Prewar evasions ; Wartime priorities
Aftermath : What legacies, what lessons? Return, resettlement, retribution, and restitution ; Memory, myths, and meanings.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-390) and index.
ISBN:
9780393254365
0393254364
OCLC:
951070866