In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique? How can it be compared with other instances of genocide? What constitutes genocide, and how should the international community respond? On one side of the dispute are those who fear that if the Holocaust is seen as the worst case of genocide ever, its character will diminish the sufferings of other persecuted groups. On the other side are those who argue that unless the Holocaust's uniqueness is established, the inevitable tendency will be to diminish its abiding significance. The editor's introductions provide the contextual considerations for understanding this multidimensional dispute and suggest that there are universal lessons to be learned from studying the Holocaust. The third edition brings this volume up to date and includes new readings on the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, common themes in genocide ideologies, and Iran's reaction to the Holocaust. In a world where genocide persists and the global community continues to struggle with the implications of international crime, prosecution, justice, atonement, reparation, and healing, the issues addressed in this book are as relevant as ever.
In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique?
Author: Alan S Rosenbaum
Category: Political Science
This volume makes an important contribution to our comprehension of one of the defining events of modern history.
Author: G. Pope Atkins
Category: Political Science
Beginning with the roots of anti-Semitism in early Christian Europe, this book traces the evolution of the Jewish stereotype as the evil “other,” which culminated in Adolf Hitler’s war against the Jews, wherein he sought to eliminate through mass murder every Jewish man, woman and child. It includes most recent scholarship on the Holocaust which reflects the recent rise of Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia throughout the West, including the United States. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, issues, and events that led to the murder of six-million Jews, and millions of other groups by Nazi Germany. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Holocaust.
“Responses to the Porrajmos: The Romani Holocaust.” In Is the Holocaust
Unique? Perspectives on Comparative Genocide. Ed. Alan S. Rosenbaum, 39–
64. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996. ———. “Uniqueness of the Victims:
Author: Jack R. Fischel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
What happens when an entire group of human beings is excluded from the definition of humanity? How is the power of language used to distort reality? What happens when a comprehensive economic plan is based on theft, brainwashing, slave labor, and murder? These and other philosophical questions about the Holocaust are contemplated in Contemporary Portraits of Auschwitz. In 1988, a group of philosophers who had survived the Holocaust, or had known people at the Auschwitz death camp, decided to found an organization that would examine the philosophical implications of Shoah: the Society for the Philosophic Study of Genocide and the Holocaust (SPSGH). Noting that the history and the personal horror stories had been told and retold, SPSGH's founders Sander Lee, Berel Lang, and Alan Rosenberg argued that too little study had been so far devoted to the philosophy of Hitler's final solution and other genocides. Auschwitz problematized the Enlightenment concept of humanity, and other concepts. The perfection of state-sponsored and -administered mass death issued in new forms of language, moral indifference, and forgetting. Philosophy often even fails to mention the Holocaust in discussions of National Socialism. And the disaster of Auschwitz has been largely neutralized by the normalization of a "ruined" language. This volume includes essays in several areas: Witnesses and Testimonies; Morality and Ethics; Art and Poetry; History and Memory; and The Crisis of Representation. Contributors are Karyn Ball, Eve Bannet, Debra Bergoffen, James Bernauer, Klaus Dorner, Jennifer N. Fink, Roger Fjellstrom, Ruth Liberman, Burkhard Liebsch, Alan Milchman, Raj Sampath, Paul Sars, Hans Seigfried, Thomas W. Simon, Dan Stone, Peter Strasser, Frans van Peperstratten, Erik M. Vogt, Andrew Weinstein, and others.
No other genocide may match the Holocaust for its well - formulated corporate
intent , including the degree of willingness to ... Steven T . Katz , “ The
Uniqueness of the Holocaust : The Historical Dimension , ” in Is the Holocaust
Unique ? pp .
Author: Alan Rosenberg
Publisher: German Studies
Israel W. Charney , ' Foreword ' to Rosenbaum , ed . , Is the Holocaust Unique ?,
p . xi . ... Compare Avishai Margalit and Gabriel Motzkin , “ The Uniqueness of the
Holocaust ' , Philosophy and Public Affairs 25 , 1996 : ' [ W ] hat is unique about ...
But there is nothing the Armenians . ? . within nomothetic science to rule
Significantly , Yehuda Bauer em - out a priori the actuality of uniquely phasizes
that the failure to recognize unique events or data . The scientist that the Jewish
Author: Irene G. Shur
Publisher: Sage Publications
Debates on the Holocaust is the first attempt to survey the development of Holocaust historiography for a generation. It analyses the development of history writing on the destruction of the European Jews from just before the end of the Second World War to the present day, and argues forcefully that history writing is as much about the present as it is the past. The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past. Debates on the Holocaust will appeal to sixth form and undergraduate students and their teachers, Holocaust historians and anyone interested in either the destruction of the European Jews or in the process by which we access and understand the past.
70 The idea of uniqueness also sparked a noisy , often polemical debate about
the merits of comparing genocides . Ultimately this debate became extremely
polarised and unhelpful . Those scholars who claimed the Holocaust to be
Author: Tom Lawson
Publisher: Issues in Historiography
With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event.
VOLUME 1 The Holocaust and Mass Death before the Modern Age
universalizing the lessons of the Holocaust . " 42 But such apologetics , however
well intended , however ecumenical , are misplaced . The question “ Is the
Holocaust unique ...
Author: Steven T. Katz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Examines the development of the revisionist movement in France in the postwar period. Dwells on the personalities and the ideas of Maurice Bardèche, Paul Rassinier, and Robert Faurisson; mentions numerous other, more contemporary, Holocaust deniers and trivializers, such as Henri Roques and Pierre Guillaume. In the last decade, denial and trivialization of the Holocaust has gradually become an accepted idea, deeply rooted in the national culture. Although the radical right adopted Holocaust denial as part of its ideology, this phenomenon is in no way limited to the right-wing: many revisionists belong now to the radical left, Catholic integrist, and some other camps. Most of the exponents of Holocaust denial in France are apolitical intellectuals, and the phenomenon is much more cultural than political, albeit no less dangerous. Pp. 1-15 contain a translation of the lecture "Who Are the Assassins of Memory?", delivered by Pierre Vidal-Naquet in Jerusalem in 1992.
Most of the exponents of Holocaust denial in France are apolitical intellectuals, and the phenomenon is much more cultural than political, albeit no less dangerous.
Author: Pierre Vidal-Naquet
Publisher: Tel Aviv Univ. Faculty of Humanities
If we can of | or , in particular , its uniqueness . fer partial and incremental
explanations that | Now , proceeding on the ... Second is the related , but run
ahead of the available evidence and the separate , question : If the Holocaust is
Author: Jacob Neusner
Is the Holocaust Unique ? 36 Foreign vs. Local Ownership. A. Roy Eckardt We
are the Dominicans of the technological age . -The Doctor in Rolf Hochhuth's The
Deputy Watershedsymbolem recognition through and destiny meet in the double
Category: Christianity and international affairs
In Problems Unique to the Holocaust, today's leading Holocaust scholars examine the difficult questions surrounding this terrible chapter in world history. Is it ever legitimate to betray others to save yourself? If a group of Jews is hiding behind a wall and a baby begins to cry, should an adult smother the child to protect the safety of the others? Should the men and women who took their own lives in the face of the Nazi onslaught be considered suicide or murder victims? How guilty are the bystanders who saw what was happening but did nothing to aid the victims of persecution?
In Problems Unique to the Holocaust, today's leading Holocaust scholars examine the difficult questions surrounding this terrible chapter in world history. Is it ever legitimate to betray others to save yourself?
Author: Harry J. Cargas
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Serves as an introduction to the concept of human rights. At the same time, it aims to develop among students a reflectiveness about the significance of these events so that, ultimately, students might act with greater humanity toward one another.
The Holocaust is all too often left only to Jews and Slavic people to remember
and to commemorate . ... The feeling was widespread that what had happened to
the Jews was in some way unique , or unprecedented or , as Roy Eckardt put it ...
But scholars found out that many indigenous peoples in the Americas had been
destroyed in 95 percent or even totally annihilated . Then supporters of Holocaust
uniqueness , as Stannard persuasively argues , stated that it is not how many ...
Category: Civilization, Modern
Covers all aspects of the Holocaust through works by survivors, scholars, and journalists, from the rise of Adolf Hitler to the Nuremberg trials.
and give millions unstintingly to build yet an - other Holocaust memorial . . . .
Uniqueness Every historical event , including the Holocaust , in some ways
resembles events to which it might be compared and differs from them in some
Author: Mitchell Geoffrey Bard
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Holocaust and History Is the Holocaust unique ? The concept "
unprecedented " is preferable as it refers to the same facts but avoids not only
well - known difficulties about the concept " unique " but also the temptation of
taking the event ...
Author: Steven L. Jacobs
Category: Holocaust (Christian theology)
I thought for a long time that simply to call the Holocaust unique was the most
appropriate thing to say about it , until a German historian by the name of
Hilgruber taught me otherwise . Hilgruber was a military historian who wrote
about the ...
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
tendency to use the Holocaust as a benchmark for every atrocity and tragedy .
specific people " . As Katz puts it , it is the ... Uniqueness : Why It Matters Still , it is
not enough to merely state that the Holocaust was unique . We ' ve got to inquire
Arnold Kramer , United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The Uniqueness of
the Holocaust The claim that the Holocaust is unique can mean several distinct
things . On one level , every historical event is unique : no historical evil is like
Category: Policy sciences
What is unique , first of all , is beyond comparison . But then how shall I know the
unique when I see it , if it is by definition — not like anything I already know ? We
are told that " the Holocaust " forms a unique event in the history of humanity .
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis