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By Dagmar Herzog

As the self-discipline of Holocaust stories matures, new questions and topics come to the fore. between those are serious concerns that obtain critical scholarly consciousness, usually for the 1st time, during this choice of essays by way of a few of the world's most beneficial specialists within the box. Greed and robbery as causes for Holocaust perpetrators and bystanders; sexual violence and what it tells us in regards to the stories of either sufferers and perpetrators; collaboration with Nazis one of the neighborhood populations of the ever-moving japanese entrance; the sturdiness of anti-Semitism after 1945; and the views of the Soviet army and Soviet management on Nazi crimes: those are a few of the subject matters the authors handle as they expand the bounds of Holocaust scholarship past the crucial loci of the making plans and execution of technologized mass murder--Germany and Poland--and into ghettos and killing fields in Ukraine and Belarus, in addition to areas whose obstacles and nationwide identities replaced time and again. The authors additionally glance to Western Europe and examine the expropriation of Dutch Jews and the exigencies of post-Holocaust filmmaking in France; they draw insights from fresh genocides resembling these in Cambodia and Rwanda, and supply new serious analyses of the direction and which means of contested responses to the Shoah in countries and destinations lengthy and deeply studied.

A thorough, considerate, and insightful creation clarifies the volume's subject matters and concisely locations them in the greater context of Holocaust scholarship; and an introductory essay through Omer Bartov brings into concentration the various paradoxes structuring early twenty-first-century retrospective wondering the importance of the Holocaust as a relevant subject matter of the 20 th century.

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H obsbawm, Age of Extremes. 41. Donald L. H orowitz, The Deadly Ethnic Riot (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001); Horowitz, Ethnic Groups in Conflict (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000); Ashutosh Varshney, Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002). 42. J an T. Gross, Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001).

H ow does one contend with, how does one explain and y et avoid normalizing, the er uption of violence between neighbors? ⁴³ This too is not a new phenomenon, although its links to the wider context of modern genocidal under takings is no vel. Already at the beginning of the last centur y, German settlers in S outhwest Africa called upon the German Imperial Army to eradicate the indigenous population with which they had maintained goodelations r for decades. ⁴⁷ Neighbors, often even family members, turned their backs on the people with disabilities who w ere torn from their midst and gassed by Hitler’s doctors.

Donald L. H orowitz, The Deadly Ethnic Riot (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001); Horowitz, Ethnic Groups in Conflict (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000); Ashutosh Varshney, Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002). 42. J an T. Gross, Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001). See also Antony Polonsky and Janna Michlic, eds, The Neighbors Respond: The Controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003).

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