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 was tha...

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Main Author: Gerlach, Christian, 1963- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series:New approaches to European history ; 50.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Persecution by Germans. 2. Before 1933
  • 3. From enforced emigration to territorial schemes: 1933-41
  • 4. From mass murder to comprehensive annihilation: 1941-2
  • 5. Extending mass destruction: 1942-5
  • 6. Structures and agents of violence
  • Part II. Logics of persecution. 7. Racism and anti-Jewish thought
  • 8. Forced labor, German violence and Jews
  • 9. Hunger policies and mass murder
  • 10. The economics of separation, expropriation, crowding and removal
  • 11. Fighting resistance and the persecution of Jews
  • Part III. The European dimension. 12. Legislation against Jews in Europe: a comparison
  • 13. Divided societies: popular input to the persecution of Jews
  • 14. Beyond legislation: non-German policies of violence
  • 15. In the labyrinths of persecution: survival attempts
  • 16. Conclusion: group destruction in extremely violent societies.