Conclusion: Accounting for the Holocaust
In the Conclusion, I sum-up the impact of pre-Nazi discourse (imperial-colonial ideological underpinnings) and pre-Nazi praxis (earlier imperial-colonial projects) on Nazi discourse (the Nazi imperial-colonial imagination) and Nazi praxis (the genocidal violence unleashed by the Nazis between 1939 and 1945). I also reassert my book’s main idea (the Holocaust is best understood as ‘colonial genocide’) and its main argument (Western-style colonialism/racial imperialism was the Holocaust’s single most important enabler/cause).
KeywordsOccupied Territory Jewish Question Internal Colonialism Colonial Project Colonial Subject
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