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Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust : language, rhetoric and the traditions of hatred / Beth A. Griech-Polelle.

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    "A source-rich historical survey of the Holocaust which pays particular attention to the role played by anti-Semitic traditions and language in the genocide"-- Provided by publisher.

    "Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust surveys the history of the Holocaust whilst demonstrating the pivotal importance of the historical tradition of anti-Semitism and the power of discriminatory language in relation to the Nazi-led persecution of the Jews. The book examines varieties of anti-Semitism that have existed throughout history, from religious anti-Semitism in the ancient Roman Empire to the racial anti-Semitism of political anti-Semites in Germany and Austria in the late 19th century. Beth A. Griech-Polelle analyzes the tropes, imagery, legends, myths and stereotypes about Jews that have surfaced at these various points in time. Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust considers how this language helped to engender an innate distrust, dislike and even hatred of the Jews in 20th-century Europe. She explores the shattering impact of the First World War and the rise of Weimar Germany, Hitler's rhetoric and the first phase of Nazi anti-Semitism before illustrating how ghettos, SS Einsatzgruppen killing squads, death camps and death marches were used to drive this anti-Semitic feeling towards genocide. With a wealth of primary source material, including primary source excerpt boxes, a thorough engagement with significant Holocaust scholarship and numerous illustrations, reading lists and a glossary to provide further support, this is a vital book for any student of the Holocaust keen to know more about the language of hate which fuelled it."-- Provided by publisher.
    Series
    Perspectives on the Holocaust
    Perspectives on the Holocaust.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Griech-Polelle, Beth A., 1964- author.
    Published
    London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
    Locale
    Europe
    Germany
    Contents
    Introduction : "us" versus "them"
    The rise of religious anti-Semitism : the foundation of myths and legends about the Jews
    The rise of "modern" anti-Semitism and war
    Hitler's rise to power and the radicalization of anti-Semitic policies
    Turning points
    Resettlements, deportations, and ghettos
    Einsatzgruppen, executions, and "evacuations" to the East
    The final solution.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-273) and index.
    Introduction : "us" versus "them" -- The rise of religious anti-Semitism : the foundation of myths and legends about the Jews -- The rise of "modern" anti-Semitism and war -- Hitler's rise to power and the radicalization of anti-Semitic policies -- Turning points -- Resettlements, deportations, and ghettos -- Einsatzgruppen, executions, and "evacuations" to the East -- The final solution.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781472586926
    1472586921
    9781472586919
    1472586913
    Physical Description
    284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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