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Title The world reacts to the Holocaust / David S. Wyman, editor ; Charles H. Rosenzveig, project director.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins university Press, 1996.


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 UniM Bail f  940.5318 WORL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 981 pages ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Center and under the editorship of David S. Wyman, The World Reacts to the Holocaust is a major new compendium that chronicles the impact of the Holocaust on world history. Covering twenty-two countries and the United Nations, the volume carefully traces the contentions and controversies involved in the efforts to come to terms with the Holocaust, from the attitudes and perceptions of 1945 to the political, economic, and cultural legacies of the 1990s. Following a standard format, the essays, all written by prominent scholars, begin with a brief history of the Jews in each country prior to the Holocaust. They next address the characteristics of the Jewish settlements, the presence of anti-Semitism and any related violence, the role of Jews in the society, and the nature of the relationship between Jews and non-Jews. A brief narrative of the Holocaust in each country follows. Among the issues examined are the extent of the human destruction, the degree of collaboration, Jewish reactions, and efforts to save the Jews. The essays then proceed to the post-World War II era and recount the treatment of Holocaust survivors upon their return; the postwar trials of war criminals; the changes in the culture and economy of the postwar Jewish community and its position in the society; the political, literary, and historical responses to the Holocaust; and the evolving attitudes toward Jews and Jewish culture.
Other author Wyman, David S.
Rosenzveig, Charles H.
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Public opinion.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
ISBN 0801849691 (acid-free paper)