The Holocaust: Critical Historical Approaches

The Holocaust Critical Historical Approaches Despite the massive literature on the Holocaust our understanding of it has traditionally been influenced by rather unsophisticated early perspectives and silence This book summarizes and criticizes

  • Title: The Holocaust: Critical Historical Approaches
  • Author: Donald Bloxham TonyKushner
  • ISBN: 9780719037795
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite the massive literature on the Holocaust, our understanding of it has traditionally been influenced by rather unsophisticated early perspectives and silence This book summarizes and criticizes the existing scholarship on the subject and suggests new ways by which we can approach its study It addresses the use of victim testimony and asks important questions WhatDespite the massive literature on the Holocaust, our understanding of it has traditionally been influenced by rather unsophisticated early perspectives and silence This book summarizes and criticizes the existing scholarship on the subject and suggests new ways by which we can approach its study It addresses the use of victim testimony and asks important questions What function does recording the past serve for the victim What do historians want from it Are these two perspectives incompatible It also examines the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and compares them to those responsible for other acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing in the early years of the twentieth century In addition, it looks at the bystanders examining the complexity and ambiguity at the heart of contemporary reaction.

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