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Une tombe au creux des nuages: Essais sur l'Europe d'hier et by Jorge Semprún

Une tombe au creux des nuages: Essais sur l'Europe d'hier et by Jorge Semprún

By Jorge Semprún

L’histoire de notre XXe siècle peut se lire comme un roman. Comme un roman, elle s’est construite sur des rencontres, des luttes, des trahisons : Heidegger supprimant l. a. dédicace de son livre, Être et Temps, à son ancien professeur de philosophie, Edmund Husserl, parce que ce dernier était juif ; Freud conversant avec Mahler dans les rues de Leyde, une nuit d’été de 1910 ; Husserl appelant à lutter, lors d’une conférence donnée en mai 1935, contre los angeles chute de l’Europe « dans l. a. haine spirituelle et dans l. a. barbarie ».

C’est cette même conférence que devait découvrir Jorge Semprún, alors interné à Buchenwald, par l’entremise d’un autre détenu, Felix Kreisler, au cours des heures de discussions dominicales volées à l’enfer du camp auprès de Maurice Halbwachs.

Des années quarante à l. a. chute du communisme, à l. a. réunification allemande et à l. a. building européenne, ce livre lucide et passionné est le témoignage d’un grand intellectuel européen sur les épisodes les plus marquants de notre histoire.

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Genocide in the Carpathians : War, Social Breakdown, and by Raz Segal

Genocide in the Carpathians : War, Social Breakdown, and by Raz Segal

By Raz Segal

Genocide within the Carpathians offers the historical past of Subcarpathian Rus', a multiethnic and multireligious borderland within the middle of Europe. This society of Carpatho-Ruthenians, Jews, Magyars, and Roma disintegrated stressed of country development in interwar Czechoslovakia and, in the course of international warfare II, from the onslaught of the Hungarian career. fees of "foreignness" and disloyalty to the Hungarian kingdom associated antisemitism to xenophobia and nationwide safety anxieties. Genocide spread out as a Hungarian coverage, and Hungarian specialists dedicated mass theft, deportations, and killings opposed to all non-Magyar teams of their efforts to recast the sector as a part of an ethno-national "Greater Hungary."

In contemplating the occasions that preceded the German invasion of Hungary in March 1944, this e-book reorients our view of the Holocaust now not easily as a German force for continent-wide genocide, yet as a very overseas crusade of mass homicide, concerning violence opposed to non-Jews unleashed via initiatives of kingdom and kingdom development. targeting either country and society, Raz Segal exhibits how Hungary's genocidal assault on Subcarpathian Rus' obliterated not just tens of millions of lives but additionally a various society and lifestyle that this present day, from the vantage aspect of our international of geographical regions, we discover tricky to imagine.

Raz Segal is Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide experiences at Stockton collage.

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Neighbours: the destruction of the Jewish community in by JAN T GROSS

Neighbours: the destruction of the Jewish community in by JAN T GROSS

By JAN T GROSS

On a summer season day in 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland, half town of Jedwabne brutally murdered the opposite part: 1,600 males, ladies, and children-all yet seven of the town's Jews. during this stunning and compelling examine, historian Jan Gross items jointly eyewitness bills in addition to actual proof right into a entire reconstruction of the bad July day remembered good by way of locals yet hidden to background. Revealing wider truths approximately Jewish-Polish relatives, the Holocaust, and human responses to profession and totalitarianism, Gross's research sheds mild on how Jedwabne's Jews got here to be murdered-not by means of faceless Nazis, yet via those that knew them good.

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Never Far Away: The Auschwitz Chronicles of Anna Heilman by Anna Heilman

Never Far Away: The Auschwitz Chronicles of Anna Heilman by Anna Heilman

By Anna Heilman

From the thoughts of Anna Heilman, comes a wrenching and uncooked memoir of a tender girl’s struggle for survival in Auschwitz in the course of the Holocaust. Born into the relief and safeguard of an assimilated Jewish relations in prewar Warsaw, Anna’s as soon as basic existence fast become a lifetime of tragic loss, countless resilience, and enduring love. Descriptions of Anna’s Jewish-Polish lifestyles sooner than warfare besides remembered tales of her sister, who used to be hanged by way of the SS for her position within the Gunpowder Plot to break Auschwitz crematoriums, and her fight to head on within the face of ineffable Nazi dehumanization culminate in an unforgettable tale of the triumph of the human spirit. With gripping immediacy, by no means distant immortalizes one woman’s love for her sister and the painful look for closure to a nightmare that has haunted her for over fifty years.

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And The World Closed Its Doors: The Story Of One Family by David Clay Large

And The World Closed Its Doors: The Story Of One Family by David Clay Large

By David Clay Large

A lot has been written concerning the West's unwillingness to try the rescue of tens of millions of eu Jews from the palms of the Nazis. Now David Clay huge supplies a selected human face to this tragedy of bureaucratic inertia and unwell will. during this masterpiece of Holocaust literature, huge tells the wrenching tale of Max Schohl, a German Jew who within the years previous global conflict II couldn't discover a executive that may permit his kinfolk to immigrate, regardless of wealth, schooling, enterprise and relations connections, a role supply from an American college, and herculean efforts by means of himself and his American kinfolk. After repeated yet fruitless efforts to achieve access first to the us, after which to Britain, Chile, and Brazil, Max died in Auschwitz, and his spouse and daughters have been despatched to demanding exertions in Wiesbaden. Max left in the back of a different selection of relations letters and records, which huge has introduced jointly right into a gripping, own statement at the evolution of the Holocaust in Europe and the hopelessly insufficient reaction from in another country

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Holocaust und autoritärer Charakter: Amerikanische Studien by Martina Parge

Holocaust und autoritärer Charakter: Amerikanische Studien by Martina Parge

By Martina Parge

Amerikanische Sozial- und Verhaltenswissenschaftler stellten in den dreißiger und vierziger Jahren einen Zusammenhang zwischen autoritären Charaktereigenschaften der Deutschen und dem Nationalsozialismus her. Martina Parge untersucht, inwieweit diese Studien heute noch einen Beitrag zur Beantwortung der Frage leisten, wie und warum der Holocaust möglich wurde. In Auseinandersetzung mit der Debatte um Goldhagens Buch "Hitler’s prepared Executioners" formuliert die Autorin vier Kriterien, die Studien über den Nationalsozialismus aus soziologischer Sicht erfüllen müssen. Durch diese angeleitet werden die theoretischen Argumente der amerikanischen Studien der vierziger Jahre rekonstruiert, überprüft und mit Ergebnissen der damaligen empirischen Sozialforschung über "die" Deutschen konfrontiert. Die Autorin zeigt, daß die Theorie des autoritären Charakters auch heute noch einen wichtigen Beitrag für das Verständnis des Holocaust liefern kann.

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Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust by Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Rochelle G. Saidel

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust by Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Rochelle G. Saidel

By Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Rochelle G. Saidel

Finalist for the nationwide Jewish e-book Award

Using tales, Nazi records, memoirs, and creative representations, this quantity broadens and deepens comprehension of Jewish women’s reports of rape and different kinds of sexual violence in the course of the Holocaust. The ebook is going past past stories, and demanding situations claims that Jewish ladies weren't sexually violated through the Holocaust.

This anthology by way of an interdisciplinary and foreign crew of students addresses themes resembling rape, pressured prostitution, attacks on childbearing, creative representations of sexual violence, and mental insights into survivor trauma. those matters were relegated to the sides or thoroughly omitted of Holocaust historical past, and this booklet goals to shift perceptions and advertise new discourse.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

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