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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

...Lawrence L. Langer's essay has appeared in Lawrence L. Langer...

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Foreword

Theodore Zev Weiss

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pp. xi-xii

...Holocaust Educational Foundation sponsors in partnership with major centers ofhigher learning. As with its predecessor, Lessons and Legacies III, our partner...

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Introduction

Larry V. Thompson

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pp. xiii-xxii

...That conference focused on issues of religion, gender, and genocide within the Holocaust experience, and it generated scholarship that reaffirms the continuing eclecticism of Holocaust studies while also...

I. Propriety

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Preempting the Holocaust

Lawrence L. Langer

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pp. 5-23

...worldview. When I speak of preempting the Holocaust, I mean using-and perhaps abusing-its grim details to fortify a prior commitment to an ideal of...

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Problems in the Comparison of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust: Definitions, Typologies, Theories, and Fallacies

Robert Melson

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pp. 24-38

...reasons for the difference. He then arrived at his stunning thesis that it was Protestant beliefthat infused the spirit ofcapitalism and accounted for the greater industrialization...

II. Morality

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Religion and the Holocaust: Some Reflections

Doris L. Bergen

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pp. 41-65

...religion may help resolve: what was unique and what was shared about the Jewish experience of the Holocaust? Part 2 offers reflections on complicity and resistance, areas where awareness...

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The Holocaust in the Shadow of the Cold War: Moral Questions about Papal Policy

Michael Phayer

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pp. 66-80

...did the world have to wait until 1965 for this reconciliation to begin? Why could it not have begun immediately after World War II and the Holocaust? The answer is quite simple-in a word, Pope...

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To Nostra Aetate: Martin Buber and Romano Guardini

Robert A. Krieg

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pp. 81-98

...them on the basis of their race, color, condition in life or religion" (no. 5). In particular, it declared that the church "deplores all hatreds, persecutions, displays of antiSemitism leveled at any time or from any source against...

III. Legality

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War Crimes Prosecutions: An Exercise in Justice? A Lesson in History?

Ruth Bettina Birn

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pp. 101-127

...information about the Nazi crimes came slowly to the attention of the Western world. The necessity ofdealing with these crimes was apparent to all political forces involved and was confirmed in a number of agreements between the...

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The National Trials Relating to the Holocaust in Hungary: An Overview

Randolph L. Braham

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pp. 128-151

...chapter replete with paradoxes and controversies. While the Jewish communities throughout the rest of German-dominated Europe were being systematically destroyed, the Jews ofHungary-although subjected to severe...

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Hitler's Helpers? The Judenräte Controversy

Piotr Wrobel

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pp. 152-160

...these discussions are relatively short and frequently very controversial-so controversial, in fact, that their authors have been accused of slander, ignorance, and even anti-Semitism. The works of Hannah Arendt...

IV. Sexuality

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Gender: A Crucial Tool in Holocaust Research

Marion Kaplan

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pp. 163-170

...hierarchically constructed differences between the sexes-made a difference in the wayJews were treated by the oppressors. Gender also made a difference in...

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Trauma, Memory, and Motherhood: Germans and Jewish Displaced Persons in Post-Nazi Germany, 1945–1949

Atina Grossmann

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pp. 171-212

...press reports about Auschwitz and the death camps. She is not shocked or disbelieving; she can imagine and would not try to deny the horrors ofwhich the Nazis were capable. Her response...

V. Proximity

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Between Planning and Implementation: The Lublin District and Majdanek Camp in Nazi Policy

Tomasz Kranz

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pp. 215-235

...thousand square kilometers and encompassed a population of twelve million. These lands were treated by the Nazi leaders as a temporary dwelling place for the Poles, a kind of colony and reservoir of cheap manpower where they put into effect the most ruthless demographic strategies. According...

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Confirming Their Prejudices: German University Students and Himmler's Resettlement Program

Geoffrey J Giles

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pp. 236-249

...conceded in my book on the Nazi Students' Association that anti-Semitic sentiments had long been endemic to the German student body, but in analyzing the frequent complaints by Nazi student leaders...

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Visions of the Other: Stereotypes, Survival, and the Refugee Question in Brazil

Jeffrey Lesser

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pp. 250-266

...first and Jews last, if at all. Certainly wild rumors, along with some truth, about the numbers ofNazis in the region has fueled such a perspective, and the popular idea that "the Boys from Brazil" actually exist has led many to forget that...

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Notes on Contributors

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pp. 267-271

...Center of the City University of New York, where he is also the Director of Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies. A prolific scholar, he is a specialist in comparative politics and is a recognized authority on the Holocaust. His monumental two-volume...