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National Socialist Extermination Policies: Contemporary German Perspectives and Controversies

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National Socialist Extermination Policies

Contemporary German Perspectives and Controversies

Edited by Ulrich Herbert

360 pages,

ISBN  978-1-57181-750-1 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (January 2000)

ISBN  978-1-57181-751-8 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (January 2000)

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"An excellent introduction."   · War in History

"... the essays in this volume, individually and as a whole, represent for the English reader a valuable addition to scholarship on the emergence of genocidal policies."  · Journal of Jewish Studies

"A very interesting and valuable contribution to the debate on National Socialism."  · Österreichische Zeitschrift fur Politikwissenschaft


Moving beyond the well-established problems and public discussions of the Holocaust, this collection of essays, written by some of the leading German historians of the younger generation, leaves behind the increasingly agitated arguments of the last years and substantially broadens, and in many areas revises, our knowledge of the Holocaust. Unlike previous studies, which have focused on whether the Holocaust could best be understood as the "fulfilment of a world view or as a process of "cumulative radicalisation," these articles provide an overview of how situational elements and gradual processes of radicalisation were variously combined with ever-changing objectives and fundamental ideological convictions.

Focusing on the developments in Poland, the Soviet Union, Serbia, and France the authors find that heretofore we have actually had very little knowledge of many aspects of this history, particularly with regards to the specific forces that motivated German policy in the individual regions of Central and Eastern Europe. Thus the National-Socialist extermination policy is not seen as a secret undertaking but rather as part of the German conquest and occupation policy in Europe.

Ulrich Herbert is Professor of Modern History at the University of Freiburg i. Br.

Subject: Genocide History Jewish Studies
Area: Germany


Chapter 1. Policy of Extermination
U. Herbert

Chapter 2. Jewish Resettlement
G. Aly

Chapter 3. The Killing of the Jews in the Incorporated Eastern Territories
D. Pohl

Chapter 4. Anti-Jewish Policy and the Extermination of the Jewish in the District of Galicia, 1941-1942
Th. Sandkuehler

Chapter 5. The German Military Administration in Paris and the Deportation of the French Jews
U. Herbert

Chapter 6. The Extermination of the Jews in Serbia
W. Manoschek

Chapter 7. The National-Socialist "Solution to the Gypsy Problem"
M. Zimmermann

Chapter 8. German Economic Interests: Policy of Occupation and the Killing of the Jews in White Russia, 1941-1943
Ch. Gerlach

Notes on Contributors

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