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Free eBook Hitler and the Holocaust (Modern Library Chronicles) download ISBN: 0679642226
Author: Robert Solomon Wistrich
Publisher: Modern Library (October 2, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 295
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Robert Wistrich’s Hitler and the Holocaust is a concise yet distinctly authoritative history of the Holocaust. Volumes of books offer the exact same information as Hitler and the Holocaust, and are written with cleaner prose and without the overarching feeling of victimization.

Robert Wistrich’s Hitler and the Holocaust is a concise yet distinctly authoritative history of the Holocaust. Anyone who wants to read one book on the state of our understanding of Hitler and the Holocaust as we enter the new century would be well advised to begin with Wistrich. Never polemical and always meticulous, restrained in his prose and fair in his analysis, once again he displays a mastery of his subject and full command of even the most recent of scholarship.

Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of. .

Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich begins by reckoning with Europe’s long history of violence against the Jews, and how that tradition manifested itself in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. He looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a "Jewish menace" that must be eradicated, and the process by which, once Hitler gained power, the Nazi regime tightened the noose around Germany’s Jews.

The Modern Library Chronicles are a series of short books published by the American publisher, Modern Library. Most of the books are under 150 pages in length and intended to introduce readers to a period of history. A partial list includes: The Renaissance, by Paul Johnson. Islam: A Short History, by Karen Armstrong. The Balkans, by Mark Mazower. The German Empire: 1870-1918, by Michael Stürmer. Peoples and Empires, by Anthony Pagden. Communism, by Richard Pipes.

Robert Wistrich's Hitler and the Holocaust is a concise yet distinctly authoritative history of the Holocaust. Wistrich concludes that the Holocaust was inspired by a millenarian apocalyptic ideology of annihilation that cannot be separated from the dominant religious tradition o. Wistrich concludes that the Holocaust was inspired by a millenarian apocalyptic ideology of annihilation that cannot be separated from the dominant religious tradition of Western Europe. But unlike Christianity, Nazism was a death cult that saw human sacrifice as the road to redemption.

Author: Robert Solomon Wistrich. Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. He looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a Jewish menace that must be eradicated, and the process by which, once Hitler gained power, the Nazi regime tightened the noose around Germany’s Jews.

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Robert S. Wistrich's Hitler and the Holocaust is a fine addition to the Modern Library Chronicles Series (all of which are highly recommended)

Robert S. Wistrich's Hitler and the Holocaust is a fine addition to the Modern Library Chronicles Series (all of which are highly recommended). This one sticks tightly to its title subject and will makes an effective beginning to future volumes which examine World War II in Europe and Nazi Germany.

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Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich begins by reckoning with Europe’s long history of violence against the Jews, and how that tradition manifested itself in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. He looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a "Jewish menace" that must be eradicated, and the process by which, once Hitler gained power, the Nazi regime tightened the noose around Germany’s Jews. He deals with many crucial questions, such as when Hitler’s plans for mass genocide were finalized, the relationship between the Holocaust and the larger war, and the mechanism of authority by which power–and guilt–flowed out from the Nazi inner circle to "ordinary Germans," and other Europeans. He explains the infernal workings of the death machine, the nature of Jewish and other resistance, and the sad story of collaboration and indifference across Europe and America, and in the Church. Finally, Wistrich discusses the abiding legacy of the Nazi genocide, and the lessons that must be drawn from it. A work of commanding authority and insight, Hitler and the Holocaust is an indelible contribution to the literature of history.
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Tam
Wistrich adds little to the volumes which have been written about the Holocaust. While there are a few pertinent observations, they are few and far between. The idea that the Holocaust is somehow an outgrowth of Christian millenariasm is not supported. There is fertile ground for more in-depth study, especially in the role of collaboration in the Ukraine and Lithuania, but this is glossed over.
Felolv
Extremely well researched and documented work. Extensive use of original archived material. Might have given it a 5-star rating, but I was too depressed and disgusted reading about this sick bunch of psychopaths to finish the whole thing.
Tygokasa
What makes this fine book such an outstanding achievement is that it combines two qualities that rarely go together: a) an authoritative introduction to a complex subject, suitable for a beginner; and b) a summary of the most current technical findings, suitable for the expert. This book can confidently be given to a high school student, whose knowledge of modern history will, with this book alone, take a qualitative leap forward. And it should be read by those who have already read everything else on the subject, whose knowledge will be brought up-to-date. As always, Professor Wistrich's style is fluent and engaging, and the Modern Library has done its part by producing a physically attractive object.
I do have just two little quibbles. It would have been useful, particularly for the beginner, to include suggestions for further readings in a special section. Professor Wistrich does make such suggestions, but they are somewhat buried in his Notes. And for the serious student, an alphabetic list of all the cited references would have made life just a little easier.
Gralmeena
If you ever wondered why Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, this book will show you the answer. Very enlightening.
Marad
Fascinating inside the mind of a powerful persuasive meglomaniac. That destroyed 50 million people.
Highly recommend reading.
Yllk
Extraordinary and to the point, easy read and beautifully written
Oveley
More open and deep of my previous expectations. Few words about Mathausen System (Linz) and the "industrial" management of many satellite Work Camps around the main Lager. Anyway great overview for high school.
Many people have experienced the Holocaust through historical records, and horror is often the visceral reaction. Although Robert S. Wistrich’s Hitler and the Holocaust is full of solid data and painstaking attention to detail, Wistrich heatedly declares all who did not help the Jews as being responsible for the Holocaust and points fingers through an unscholarly emotional lens. Hidden under jargon-laced prose and fiery criticism, Wistrich uses old arguments to compose a searing rebuke of all who did not come to the aid of the Jews.

From beginning to end, Hitler and the Holocaust blitzes the reader with an array of generic knowledge about wartime Europe and its collective antisemitism. The most admirable aspect of the book was the sheer volume of material this master of antisemitism covered in 240 pages. As a professor of Modern European History, and the head of the International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Wistrich does not need to prove his intelligence to the reader, but seems determined to try anyway. Wistrich has done his best to obscure the information behind a dirty window of indecipherable words, and except chronology, a lack of defining structure.

This barrage of graphic detail shows the evil committed by Nazi Germany as Wistrich spends the majority of the book going into detail about what the Nazis did (the “liquidation” of Jewry), and how they did it (a systematic assembly line of murder hidden under political ambiguity). Lacking, however, are answers to the question of why. Why did Hitler feel that Jewry was the culprit? Why did Germans go along with the veiled vocabulary of the Third Reich? Why did so many view Jews as subhuman? If these answers were in Hitler and the Holocaust, they lay hidden beneath Wistrich’s rhetoric of explicit imagery of Auschwitz and the murder of the Jews. Volumes of books offer the exact same information as Hitler and the Holocaust, and are written with cleaner prose and without the overarching feeling of victimization. While few would object that what happened to European Jewry was horrific in its genocide, Wistrich is convinced the war criminals of World War 2 involve anyone who did not do enough in his eyes. This bias detracts from the possibility of fresh views on why the Nazi party was successful, which could make the book not the same regurgitated facts found in a high school textbook.

In the chapter “Between the Cross and the Swastika,” Wistrich confronts the Catholic Church and blames Pope Pius XI for the destruction of the Jews. In “Britain, America, and the Holocaust,” he portrays an isolationist America and Britain as heartless for turning away millions of Jewish refugees. He continues this trend in “Collaboration Across Europe,” and finds reasons to accuse the countries of Europe as well. In “Antisemitism and the Jews,” he attacks Christians, claiming they have viewed Jews as their deicidal enemy since the beginning. These chapters convey the emotionally triggered reaction of a man who feels the world is out to destroy Jews as a whole. However, at the same time, he never writes a word concerning the fact that Jews did little to stop their own imminent destruction.

Wistrich adds no fresh views to Holocaust historians except another text which describes the well-known horrors that occurred, but now with a more convoluted vocabulary and emotional bias. Sure to be buried beneath clearer books with real answers to why the Holocaust occurred, Hitler and the Holocaust is a black and white interpretation of Hitler’s Reich and is the same stale appeal to emotion that has been heard time and time again.