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War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust / Edition 3

War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust / Edition 3

by Doris L. BergenDoris L. Bergen
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In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, third edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Roma, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the disabled, and other groups deemed undesirable. In clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi German program of conquest and genocide—purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space—and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, her book is immediate, human, and eminently readable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442242289
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/19/2016
Series: Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 84,371
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Doris L. Bergen is Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Holocaust, War, and Genocide: Themes and Problems
Chapter 1 Dry Timber: Preconditions
Chapter 2 Leadership and Will: Hitler, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, and Nazi Ideology
Chapter 3 From Revolution to Routine: Nazi Germany, 1933–1938
Chapter 4 Open Aggression: In Search of War, 1938–1939
Chapter 5 Brutal Innovations: War against Poland and the So-Called Euthanasia Program, 1939–1940
Chapter 6 Expansion and Systematization: Exporting War and Terror, 1940–1941
Chapter 7 War and Genocide: Decisions and Dynamics in the Peak Years of Killing, 1942–1943
Chapter 8 Flashover: The Killing Centers, 1942–1944
Chapter 9 Death Throes and Killing Frenzies, 1944–1945
Conclusion: Legacies of Atrocity
Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading
List of Maps
List of Illustrations
About the Author

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