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Title National-Socialist extermination policies : contemporary German perspectives and controversies / edited by Ulrich Herbert ; [with texts by Götz Aly ... and others].

Published New York : Berghahn Books, 1999.


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 UniM Bail High Use  940.5318 NATI  TWO HOUR LOAN  AVAILABLE
Uniform title Nationalsozialistische Vernichtungspolitik, 1939-1945. English.
Physical description xxii, 336 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Studies on war and genocide ; v. 2.
War and genocide ; v. 2.
Notes Rev. and expanded essays based on a series of lectures given during the 1996/97 winter semester, sponsored by the History Dept. at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Ch. 1. Extermination Policy: New Answers and Questions about the History of the "Holocaust" in German Historiography / Ulrich Herbert -- Ch. 2. "Jewish Resettlement": Reflections on the Political Prehistory of the Holocaust / Gotz Aly -- Ch. 3. The Murder of Jews in the General Government / Dieter Pohl -- Ch. 4. Anti-Jewish Policy and the Murder of the Jews in the District of Galicia, 1941/42 / Thomas Sandkuhler -- Ch. 5. The German Military Command in Paris and the Deportation of the French Jews / Ulrich Herbert -- Ch. 6. The Extermination of the Jews in Serbia / Walter Manoschek -- Ch. 7. The National Socialist "Solution of the Gypsy Question" / Michael Zimmermann -- Ch. 8. German Economic Interests, Occupation Policy, and the Murder of the Jews in Belorussia, 1941/43 / Christian Gerlach -- Ch. 9. The War and the Killing of the Lithuanian Jews / Christoph Dieckmann -- Ch. 10. In the Shadow of Auschwitz: The Murder of the Jews of East Upper Silesia / Sybille Steinbacher.
Ch. 11. The Concentration Camp SS as a Functional Elite / Karin Orth.
Summary Moving beyond the well-established problems and public discussions of the Holocaust, this collection of essays, written by some of the leading German historians of the younger generation, leaves behind the increasingly agitated arguments of the last years and substantially broadens, and in many areas revises, our knowledge of the Holocaust. Unlike previous studies, which have focused on whether the Holocaust could best be understood as the "fulfillment of a world view" or as a process of "cumulative radicalization, " these articles provide an overview of how situational elements and gradual processes of radicalization were variously combined with ever-changing objectives and fundamental ideological convictions.
Focusing on the developments in Poland, the Soviet Union, Serbia, and France the authors find that heretofore we have actually had very little knowledge of many aspects of this history, particularly with regards to the specific forces that motivated German policy in the individual regions of Central and Eastern Europe. Thus the National-Socialist extermination policy is not seen as a secret undertaking but rather as part of the German conquest and occupation policy in Europe.
Other author Aly, Götz, 1947-
Herbert, Ulrich, 1951-
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
National socialism -- Historiography.
National characteristics, German.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 1571817506 (alk. paper)
1571817514 (paperback: alk. paper)