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Perspectives on the Holocaust

  • Randolph L. Braham

Part of the Holocaust Studies Series book series (HOSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Stanley L. Rustin
      Pages 33-40
    3. Franklin H. Littell
      Pages 41-56
  3. From Within: A Variety of Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Jonathan I. Helfand
      Pages 93-103
    3. Ellen S. Fine
      Pages 105-117
    4. Frieda W. Aaron
      Pages 119-131
    5. Rosette C. Lamont
      Pages 133-147
    6. Jack P. Eisner
      Pages 149-163
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 165-167

About this book

Introduction

The number of books and articles dealing with various aspects of World War II has increased at a phenomenal rate since the end of the hostilities. Perhaps no other chapter in this bloodiest of all wars has received as much attention as the Holo­ caust. The Nazis' program for the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" - this ideologically conceived, diabolical plan for the physicalliquidation of European Jewry - has emerged as a subject of agonizing and intense interest to laypersons and scholars alike. The centrality of the Holocaust in the study of the Third Reich and the Nazi phenomenon is almost universally recognized. The source materials for many of the books published during the immediate postwar period were the notes and diaries kept by many camp and ghetto dwellers, who were sustained during their unbelievable ordeal by the unusual drive to bear witness. These were supplemented after the liberation by a large number of personal narratives collected from survivors alI over Europe. Understandably, the books published shortly after the war ended were mainly martyrological and lachrymological, reflecting the trauma of the Holocaust at the personal, individual level. These were soon followed by a considerable number of books dealing with the moral and religious questions revolving around the role ofthe lay and spiritual leaders of the doomed Jewish communities, especially those involved in the Jewish Councils, as well as God' s responsibility toward the "chosen people.

Keywords

Anti-Semitism Generation Genocide Holocaust Shoah

Editors and affiliations

  • Randolph L. Braham
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jack P. Eisner Institute for Holocaust Studies The Graduate School and University CenterThe City University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-6864-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-6866-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-6864-7
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