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Pius XII and the Holocaust by
Publication Date: 2002-01-15
Pope Pius XII's alleged silence in the face of the destruction of the European Jews during World War II has been the subject of a fierce controversy that has continued unabated ever since Rolf Hochhuth's The Deputy made the charge in 1963. Numerous critics have accused Pius of everything from deliberate anti-Semitism to collusion with the Nazi regime, while equally partisan defenders have argued that his silent diplomacy saved hundreds of thousands of Jews and other innocent victims from Nazi terror. So contentious has Pius' role become that the phrase the silence of Pius XII has taken on a life of its own, beyond the facts.
Constantine's Sword by
Publication Date: 2001-01-10
James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church's battle against Judaism that led to the Holocaust.
A moral reckoning : the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its unfulfilled duty of repair
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen dramatically revised our understanding of the role ordinary Germans played in the Holocaust. Now he brings his formidable powers of research and argument to bear on the Catholic Church and its complicity in the destruction of European Jewry. What emerges is a work that goes far beyond the familiar inquiries—most of which focus solely on Pope Pius XII—to address an entire history of hatred and persecution that culminated, in some cases, in an active participation in mass-murder.
More than a chronicle, A Moral Reckoning is also an assessment of culpability and a bold attempt at defining what actions the Church must take to repair the harm it did to Jews—and to repair itself. Impressive in its scholarship, rigorous in its ethical focus, the result is a book of lasting importance.
The Eye of Vichy
The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943 by
Publication Date: 1982-08-22
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People of the Holocaust
Publication Date: 1998-05-15
Understanding the Holocaust
Publication Date: 1998-07-31
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust by
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
History in Dispute: Holocaust by
Publication Date: 2002-12-13
World War II, 1939-1942 by
Publication Date: 1999-12-21
Experiencing the Holocaust
Publication Date: 2003-03-28
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Black Earth by
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying.
Explaining Hitler by
Publication Date: 1998-06-16
Hitler did not escape the bunker in Berlin but, seven decades later, he has managed to escape explanation in ways both frightening and profound. Explaining Hitler is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories. This is a passionate, enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, about the explainers, and about ourselves.
Publication Date: 1978-07-01
Traces the life of Adolf Hitler from his youth to his self-destruction in a Berlin bunker.
Publication Date: 1987-06-01
Marrin carefully traces the forces that framed Hitler's fanaticism; readers will learn of his hardhearted and abusive father and his doting and indulgent mother who continually schooled Adolf in his superiority over other children. When he is twice rejected at a prestigious art school in Vienna, Hitler's delusional thoughts of himself seek a scapegoat for his seething anger. This was the genesis of Hitler's raging anti-Semitism that would play out in the deaths of over six million. Hitler's path to power included a heroic career as an infantryman in World War I where he earned six medals for bravery, including the Iron Cross. But Germany's surrender plunged him into a dark depression. In this state he began to believe he was called by God to "right Germany's wrongs, rebuild her armies, and punish the traitors." The rest is history, and Marrin brings the tragedy of Hitler's dark reign to the young adult reader in a manner that is honest, forthright and sobering. Illustrated with maps and photographs.
Hitler's Willing Executioners by
Publication Date: 1996-03-19
Goldhagen reaches conclusions that are both uncompromising and savage, rejecting as inadequate the conventional historical explanations for how an entire country could allow the Holocaust to happen, and gives the first detailed, broad-ranging account of the actual killers of the Jews.
Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution by
Publication Date: 2008-06-10
This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period’s most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw’s research on the Holocaust for the first time. The writings are arranged in three sections—Hitler and the Final Solution, popular opinion and the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the Final Solution in historiography—and Kershaw provides an introduction and a closing section on the uniqueness of Nazism.
Kershaw was a founding historian of the social history of the Third Reich, and he has throughout his career conducted pioneering research on the societal causes and consequences of Nazi policy. His work has brought much to light concerning the ways in which the attitudes of the German populace shaped and did not shape Nazi policy. This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.
Hitler and the Holocaust by
Publication Date: 2001-10-02
Robert S. Wistrich examines Europe’s long history of violence against its Jewish populations, looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a “satanic Jewish power” that must be eradicated, and discusses the process by which Hitler gained power and finalized his plans for mass genocide.
Hitler Youth by
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
The Mammoth Book of the Third Reich at War by
Publication Date: 1997-10-10
From the blitzkriegs through Poland and France to the final days in a shattered Berlin, all the Wehrmacht's major battles and campaigns are given detailed coverage--with contributions from some of the most notable historians of World War II. of photos.
Tell Them We Remember by
Publication Date: 1994-10-03
They Thought They Were Free by
Publication Date: 1966-05-19
They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis.
The Third Reich by
Publication Date: 2002-03-14
The author draws on up-to-date scholarship to guide students through the maze of historical controversies concerning the Third Reich and to offer a comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the period.
Hitler's Charisma by
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
At the age of twenty-four, in 1913, Adolf Hitler was eking out a living as a painter of pictures for tourists in Munich. Nothing marked him in any way as exceptional, but he did possess certain distinguishing characteristics: a capacity to hate, an inability to accept criticism, and a massive overconfidence in his own abilities. He was a socially and emotionally inadequate individual without direction, from whence came a sense of personal mission that would transform these weaknesses and liabilities into strengths—certainties that would provide him not only with a sense of identity, but of purpose in a communal enterprise. This is the focus of Laurence Rees’s social, psychological, and historical investigation into a personality that would end up articulating the hopes and dreams of millions of Germans.
Roots of Hate by
Publication Date: 2003-10-13
Presents a comprehensive examination of anti-Semitism in Europe before the Holocaust and maintains that it derived from religious, racial, economic, and political roots that intensified with the post-World War One economic collapse, rising Jewish immigration, and the success of the Socialist Party in Germany.
They Wanted War by
Dwells on religious and artistic aspects of National Socialism which are often passed over--viz., Hitler's strongly-held views on good versus bad art, and even good versus bad methods of art criticism. (Studying "periods" in Art is wrong--all art is simply national art.) Also stressed more than usually is the notion that the Catholic Church, which for centuries worked through the Hapsburgs in the Austrian Empire, was "Rome's" attempt to prolong its control over the German people. The answer, starting in 1934, was to de-emphasize Christianity (talk about a war on Christmas!) and bring back the old German-Scandinavian religion--Thor, Odin/Wotan, and all those old pagan heroes. Winter solstice bonfires replaced Christmas trees, Wagner's treatments of the old legends were celebrated, etc.
Tolischus, then, presents a more holistic view of 1930s Germany--even the Volkswagen 'beetle' puts through!--to show that National Socialism was more than aircraft production and blitzkrieg tactics.