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The Holocaust and European societies : social processes and social dynamics / Frank Bajohr, Andrea Löw, editors

Publication | Library Call Number: D804.3 .L693 2016
Book cover

"This book explores the Holocaust as a social process. Although the mass murder of European Jews was essentially the result of political-ideological decisions made by the Nazi state leadership, the events of the Holocaust were also part of a social dynamic. All European societies experienced developments that led to the social exclusion, persecution and murder of the continent's Jews. This volume therefore questions Raul Hilberg's category of the 'bystander'. In societies where the political order expects citizens to endorse the exclusion of particular groups in the population, there cannot be any completely uninvolved bystanders. Instead, this book examines the multifarious forms of social action and behaviour connected with the Holocaust. It focuses on institutions and persons, helpers, co-perpetrators, facilitators and spectators, beneficiaries and profiteers, as well as Jewish victims and Jewish organisations trying to cope with the dynamics of exclusion and persecution"-- Back cover.

Series
The Holocaust and its contexts
Holocaust and its contexts.
Format
Book
Published
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
©2016
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Language
English
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