The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Paperback | December 22, 2012

EditorPeter Hayes, John K. Roth

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Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and atouchstone of public and intellectual discourse in such diverse fields as politics, ethics and religion. Forward-looking and multi-disciplinary, this handbook draws on the work of an international team of forty-seven outstanding scholars. The handbook is thematically divided into five broad sections. Part One, Enablers, concentrates on the broad and necessary contextual conditions for the Holocaust. Part Two, Protagonists, concentrates on the principal persons and groups involved in the Holocaust and attempts to disaggregate theconventional interpretive categories of perpetrator, victim, and bystander. It examines the agency of the Nazi leaders and killers and of those involved in resisting and surviving the assault. Part Three, Settings, concentrates on the particular places, sites, and physical circumstances where theactions of the Holocaust's protagonists and the forms of persecution were literally grounded. Part Four, Representations, engages complex questions about how the Holocaust can and should be grasped and what meaning or lack of meaning might be attributed to events through historical analysis,interpretation of texts, artistic creation and criticism, and philosophical and religious reflection. Part Five, Aftereffects, explores the Holocaust's impact on politics and ethics, education and religion, national identities and international relations, the prospects for genocide prevention, andthe defense of human rights.

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Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and atouchstone of public and intellectual discours...

Peter Hayes is Theodore Z. Weiss Professor of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University. John K. Roth is Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Peter Hayes and John K. Roth: IntroductionI: Enablers1. Richard S. Levy: Antisemitism2. Patricia Heberer: Science3. Eric D. Weitz: Nationalism4. A. Dirk Moses: Colonialism5. Philip Morgan: Fascism6. Doris Bergen: World WarsII: Protagonists7. Alan E. Steinweis: Hitler and Himmler8. Christopher Browning: Problem-Solvers9. Edward Westermann: Killers10. Paul Levine: On-Lookers11. Deborah Dwork: Rescuers12. Dan Michman: Jews13. Lenore J. Weitzman: Women14. Nicholas Stargardt: Children15. Kevin P. Spicer: Catholics16. Robert P. Ericksen: Protestants17. Shlomo Aronson: The Allies18. John Connelly: Gypsies/Homosexuals/SlavsIII: Settings19. Wolf Gruner: Greater Germany20. Wendy Lower: Living Space21. Radu Ioanid: Occupied and Satellite States22. Martin C. Dean: Ghettos23. Mark Spoerer: Labor Sites24. Karin Orth: CampsIV: Representations25. Peter Fritzsche: German Documents/Diaries26. Amos Goldberg: Jews' Diaries/Chronicles27. Henry Greenspan: Survivors' Accounts28. Sara R. Horowitz: Literature29. Lawrence Baron: Film30. Dora Apel: Art31. Bret Werb: Music32. James E. Young: Memorials and MuseumsV: Aftereffects33. Arieh J. Kochavi: Liberation and Dispersal34. Rebecca Wittmann: Punishment35. Peter Hayes: Plunder and Restitution36. Deborah E. Lipstadt: Denial37. Boaz Cohen: Israel38. Jeffrey Shandler: Jewish Culture39. Michael Berenbaum: Judaism40. Stephen R. Haynes: Christianity41. Jeffrey Herf: Germany42. Jan-Werner Muller: Europe43. James E. Waller: The Social Sciences44. Berel Lang: The Humanities45. Simone Schweber: Education46. David H. Jones: Human Rights Law47. John K. Roth: EthicsPeter Hayes and John K. Roth: Afterword