The extermination of the European Jews /

"This major reinterpretation of the Holocaust surveys the destruction of the European Jews within the broader context of Nazi violence against other victim groups. Christian Gerlach offers a unique social history of mass violence which reveals why particular groups were persecuted and what it w...

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Main Author: Gerlach, Christian, 1963- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series:New approaches to European history.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • pt. I. Persecution by Germans. Before 1933 ; From enforced emigration to territorial schemes: 1933-41 ; From mass murder to comprehensive annihilation: 1941-42 ; Extending mass destruction: 1942-45 ; Structures and agents of violence
  • pt. II. Logics of persecution. Racism and anti-Jewish thought ; Forced labor, German violence and Jews ; Hunger policies and mass murder ; The economics of separation, expropriation, crowding and removal ; Fighting resistance and the persecution of Jews
  • pt. III. The European dimension. Legislation against Jews in Europe : a comparison ; Divided societies : popular input to the persecution of Jews ; Beyond legislation : non-German policies of violence ; In the labyrinths of persecution : survival attempts ; Conclusion : Group destruction in extremely violent societies.