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Jean Amery - Wikipedia article

Elie Wiesel - Wikipedia article

Elie Wiesel Quotes: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel Books on Amazon

Imre Kertesz - Wikipedia article

Imre Kertesz Books on Amazon

Primo Levi - Wikipedia article

Ignaz Maybaum - Wikipedia article

Shoah (Holocaust) (Wikipedia)

Bibliography of the Holocaust (Wikipedia)

The Abandonment of the Jews - Wikipedia article

OED definition/etymology of holocaust.

Holocaust Theology (Wiki article)

Death of God Movement (Wiki article)

Paul M. Van Buren

Jan Assman

 

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Deckle Edge, September 8, 2015 by Timothy Snyder (Author)

Review of the above book:

Blood and Soil A historian returns to the Holocaust.

The New Yorker, September 21, by Adam Gopnik

Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy

By Richard L. Rubenstein and John K. Roth

Paperback and Kindle August 31, 2003

Distinctively coauthored by a Christian scholar and a Jewish scholar, this monumental, interdisciplinary study explores the various ways in which the Holocaust has been studied and assesses its continuing significance. The authors develop an analysis of the Holocaust's historical roots, its shattering impact on human civilization, and its decisive importance in determining the fate of the world. This revised edition takes into account developments in Holocaust studies since the first edition was published.

Sifting and synthesizing the best Holocaust scholarship so that sheer volume does not make it inaccessible, this book brings together a wide range of material on the Holocaust which no other single work on the subject contains. Its two authors, one Jewish and one Christian, have long experience of writing and teaching on the Holocaust, and their study is intended not least as a basic textbook. Beginning with hostility to Judaism in the ancient world, not least in Christianity, the first part of the book traces antisemitism through the history of the church, the Reformation and the Enlightenment, to nineteenth-century Europe, then goes on to the events which directly led to the Holocaust. The second part describes the planning and implementation of the Holocaust; the third part responses to it, both those of Germans carrying on 'business as usual' while it was happening, and those of the victims, survivors and Christian and Jewish theologians and philosophers who have subsequently reflected on it. A conclusion considers the legacy of the Holocaust, and there is full bibliography.

German History and the Armenian Genocide

Harvard University Press 24 April 2015

Reviewed:

Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler

By Stefan Ihrig

HARDCOVER Publication: January 2016 Available 12/07/2015 Trade 446 pages

Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Deckle Edge, March 31, 2015 by Sarah Helm

(Available in Kindle)

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps April 14, 2015 by Nikolaus Wachsmann (Author)

(Available in Kindle)

The above two books are reviewed here:

The System

Two new histories show how the Nazi concentration camps worked.

By Adam Kirfsch, The New Yorker, April 6 issue. (Books Section)

 

Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust Hardcover - April 15, 2014 by Gotz Aly

First U.S. edition. 290 pages

Translation of: Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden? Bibliography Inclu

des bibliographical references (pages [235]-276) and index. Contents The question of questions -- Jewish emancipation -- The anxiety of German nationalism -- Anti-Semitism as a political force -- The mainstream's dangerous indifference -- War, defeat, and Jew hatred -- Weak masses, strong race -- The National Socialist People's Party -- A story with no end. Summary "A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, Aly shows that German anti-Semitism was--to a previously overlooked extent--driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology or religious animosity. As Germany made its way through the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution, the difficulties of the lethargic, economically backward German majority stood in marked contrast to the social and economic success of the agile Jewish minority. This success aroused envy and fear among the Gentile population, creating fertile ground for murderous Nazi politics.Surprisingly, and controversially, Aly shows that the roots of the Holocaust are deeply intertwined with German efforts to create greater social equality. Redistributing wealth from the well-off to the less fortunate was in many respects a laudable goal, particularly at a time when many lived in poverty. But as the notion of material equality took over the public imagination, the skilled, well-educated Jewish population came to be seen as having more than its fair share. Aly's account of this fatal social dynamic opens up a new vantage point on the greatest crime in history and is sure to prompt heated debate for years to come"-- Provided by publisher

Review of book:

How Envy of Jews Lay Behind It

By Christopher R. Browning

The New York Review of Books, Jan. 8

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust by Gotz Aly, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase Metropolitan, 290 pp.,

Monsters Together

John Lukacs The New York Review of Books, April 23, 2015 Issue

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939–1941

By Roger Moorhouse. Basic Books, 382 pp.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich [Kindle Edition]

William L. Shirer (Author)

Publication Date: October 21, 2011

When the Third Reich fell, it fell swiftly. The Nazis had little time to cover up their memos, their letters, or their diaries. William L. Shirer's definitive book on the Third Reich uses these unique sources. Combined with his personal experience with the Nazis, living through the war as an international correspondent, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich not only earned Shirer a National Book Award but is recognized as one of the most important and authoritative books about the Third Reich and Nazi Germany ever written. The diaries of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels as well as evidence and other testimony gained at the Nuremberg Trials could not have found more artful hands.

Shirer gives a clear, detailed and well-documented account of how it was that Adolf Hitler almost succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich has become one of the most authoritative books on one of mankind's darkest hours. Shirer focuses on 1933 to 1945 in clear detail. Here is a worldwide bestseller that also tells the true story of the Holocaust, often in the words of the men who helped plan and conduct it. It is a classic by any measure.

The book has been translated into twelve languages and was adapted as a television miniseries, broadcast by ABC in 1968. This first ever e-book edition is published on the 50th anniversary of this iconic work.

 

Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust [Kindle Edition]

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival materials, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units, to the camps, to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly folowed their beliefs to their logical conclusion.

 

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

By David I. Kertzer

Kindle Edition ($11.99)

Publication Date: January 28, 2014

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals.

In a challenge to the conventional history of this period, in which a heroic Church does battle with the Fascist regime, Kertzer shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. In exchange for Vatican support, Mussolini restored many of the privileges the Church had lost and gave in to the pope’s demands that the police enforce Catholic morality. Yet in the last years of his life—as the Italian dictator grew ever closer to Hitler—the pontiff’s faith in this treacherous bargain started to waver. With his health failing, he began to lash out at the Duce and threatened to denounce Mussolini’s anti-Semitic racial laws before it was too late. Horrified by the threat to the Church-Fascist alliance, the Vatican’s inner circle, including the future Pope Pius XII, struggled to restrain the headstrong pope from destroying a partnership that had served both the Church and the dictator for many years.

The Pope and Mussolini brims with memorable portraits of the men who helped enable the reign of Fascism in Italy: Father Pietro Tacchi Venturi, Pius’s personal emissary to the dictator, a wily anti-Semite known as Mussolini’s Rasputin; Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy, an object of widespread derision who lacked the stature—literally and figuratively—to stand up to the domineering Duce; and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, whose political skills and ambition made him Mussolini’s most powerful ally inside the Vatican, and positioned him to succeed the pontiff as the controversial Pius XII, whose actions during World War II would be subject for debate for decades to come.

With the recent opening of the Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, the full story of the Pope’s complex relationship with his Fascist partner can finally be told. Vivid, dramatic, with surprises at every turn, The Pope and Mussolini is history writ large and with the lightning hand of truth.

Praise for The Pope and Mussolini

“Kertzer has an eye for a story, an ear for the right word, and an instinct for human tragedy. This is a sophisticated blockbuster.”—Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Revolutionary Summer

“A fascinating and tragic story.”—The New Yorker

Review of the above book:

The Pope Who Tried

Alexander Stille - The New York Review of Books, April 23, 2015 Issue

By David I. Kertzer. Random House, 549 pp.

During the past fifty years, most of the debate on the Catholic Church’s relationship with fascism has focused on the wartime period and the Vatican’s response to the Holocaust. Did the virtual silence of Pius XII, who became pope in early 1939, about the mistreatment and extermination of Europe’s Jews facilitate Hitler’s Final Solution, as his critics insist, or was it, as Pius’s defenders maintain, a heroic act of self-discipline that prevented Nazi reprisals against the many thousands of Catholic institutions that were secretly hiding and helping Jews? The debate, as Pius XII inches his way toward sainthood, has become somewhat sterile since it depends partly on difficult-to-prove arguments about what might have happened had he spoken out.

One of the many virtues of David Kertzer’s The Pope and Mussolini is that it reframes the discussion by shifting attention away from World War II and looking closely at the papacy of Pius XII’s predecessor, Pius XI, who became pope in 1922, the year that Benito Mussolini came to power, and died in early 1939, several months before Hitler invaded Poland. Taking advantage of the gradual opening of Vatican archives, Kertzer offers us a much more detailed portrait of the inner workings of the Vatican in this period. The many revelatory incidents, documents, and scenes he adds to the story are bound to reanimate the older debate on Pius XII. most of the debate on the Catholic Church’s relationship with fascism has focused on the wartime period and the Vatican’s response to the Holocaust. Did the virtual silence of Pius XII, who became pope in early 1939, about the mistreatment and extermination of Europe’s Jews facilitate Hitler’s Final Solution, as his critics insist, or was it, as Pius’s defenders maintain, a heroic act of self-discipline that prevented Nazi reprisals against the many thousands of Catholic institutions that were secretly hiding and helping Jews? The debate, as Pius XII inches his way toward sainthood, has become somewhat sterile since it depends partly on difficult-to-prove arguments about what might have happened had he spoken out.

One of the many virtues of David Kertzer’s The Pope and Mussolini is that it reframes the discussion by shifting attention away from World War II and looking closely at the papacy of Pius XII’s predecessor, Pius XI, who became pope in 1922, the year that Benito Mussolini came to power, and died in early 1939, several months before Hitler invaded Poland. Taking advantage of the gradual opening of Vatican archives, Kertzer offers us a much more detailed portrait of the inner workings of the Vatican in this period. The many revelatory incidents, documents, and scenes he adds to the story are bound to reanimate the older debate on Pius XII.

Hitler & the Muslims

Steve Coll - The New York Review of Books, April 2, 2015 Issue. A review of:

Islam and Nazi Germany’s War

by David Motadel

Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 500 pp.

and

Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination

by Stefan Ihrig

Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 311 pp.

The Anatomy of Hell

Book review by Richard J. Evans

The New York Review of Books, July 9 Issue

Reviewed:

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

by Nikolaus Wachsmann

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 865 pp., $40.00

Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps

by Kim Wünschmann

Harvard University Press, 367 pp., $45.00

Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women

by Sarah Helm

Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 743 pp., $37.50

Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942–1944

by Elissa Mailänder, translated from the German by Patricia Szobar

Michigan State University Press, 405 pp., $49.95

The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

by Dan Stone

Yale University Press, 277 pp., $32.50

Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust

by Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer

NYU Press, 374 pp., $45.00

Bibliography, cont.

The Face of God after Auschwitz by Ignaz Maybaum

(See also 2b, After Aushwitz by Richard L. Rubenstein.

No two works of Holocaust theology are in such total disagreement. Their disagreement illuminates many of the crucial issues confronting religious faith after Auschwitz.)

After Auschwitz: History, Theology, and Contemporary Judaism (Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies)

By Richard L. Rubenstein

The Abandonment of the Jews By David S. Wyman - 1984 (Complete text free, online; Ralph Nader Library)

IBM and the Holocaust, By Edwin Black - 2001

At the Mind's Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities, By Jean Amery

Is The Holocaust Unique?: Perspectives On Comparative Genocide, By Alan S. Rosenbaum

Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

By Robert Gellately

11a Levy, “The Bombing of Auschwitz Revisited: A Critical Analysis,” in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, (Winter 1996), pp. 267-98

b. Holocaust and genocide studies Periodical. c1986-

Description v. : ill. ; 25 cm .Frequency Three times a year, 1993-

Frequency varies, 1986-Publication Date Vol. 1, no. 1-Note

Title from cover.

None published in 1992. Issued By Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem.SubjectHolocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Periodicals.

Genocide -- Periodicals.Added AuthorUnited States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah.ISSN8756-6583

S.F. Public Library Holdings (as of July, 2012):

Call No.940.5315 H74015 Library HasVol. 4 (1989)- Pre-1993 magazines may require delayed paging. Call department for details: (415) 557-4400.

Latest ReceivedSpring 2012 v.26 no.1LocationMAIN - 5th Floor - Mags & News 

2. 1. U.S. intelligence and the Nazis / Richard Breitman ... [et al.].

Washington, DC : National Archives Trust Fund Board for the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Groups, [2004?]MAIN - 5th Floor - Government Reference  940.5485 Un371     LIB USE ONLY 

Description:

477 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

Espionage and genocide. OSS knowledge of the Holocaust / Richard Breitman with Norman J.W. Goda ; Other responses to the Holocaust / Richard Breitman ; Case studies of genocide / Richard Breitman with Robert Wolfe ; Nazi espionage : the Abwehr and SD foreign intelligence / Richard Breitman ; Follow the money / Richard Breitman ; The Gestapo Richard Breitman with Norman J.W. Goda and Paul Brown -- Collaboration and collaborators. Banking on Hitler : Chase National Bank and the Rückwanderer Mark Scheme, 1936-1941 / Norman J.W. Goda ; The Ustaša : murder and espionage / Norman J.W. Goda ; Nazi collaborators in the United States : what the FBI knew / Norman J.W. Goda -- Postwar intelligence use of war criminals. The Nazi peddler : Wilhelm Höttl and Allied intelligence / Norman J.W. Goda ; Tracking the Red orchestra : Allied intelligence, Soviet spies, Nazi criminals Norman J.W. Goda ; Coddling a Nazi turncoat / Robert Wolfe ; The CIA and Eichmann's associates / Timothy Naftali ; Reinhard Gehlen and the United States / Timothy Naftali ; Manhunts : the official search for notorious Nazis / Norman J.W. Goda -- Appendix : Western communications intelligence systems and the Holocaust / Robert Hanyok

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- United States.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Germany.

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Added Author

Breitman, Richard, 1947-

Added Title

United States intelligence and the Nazis

ISBN

1880875268

. America's Failure to Bomb Auschwitz: A New Consensus Among Historians Wyman Institute Report - January 2012

. Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper By Laurel Leff (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, By William L. Shirer

On Totalitarianism (The Origins of Totalitarianism),

By Hannah Arendt (Full text available in Kindle, PDF and other formats at archive.org)

The Mass Psychology Of Fascism, by Wilhelm Reich

(Orgone Institute Press, 1946) (Note: This online text is not the same as the printed edition.)

The Holocaust In American Life By Robert Novick

Terror In the Mind of God, by Mark Jurgensmeyer

University of California Press; Third Edition, Revised edition (September 1, 2003)

The Transfer Agreement: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine

By Edwin Black (Carroll & Graf, March 2001)

Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a "Desk Murderer" (Da Capo Press, April 24, 2007)

War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Critical Issues in World and International History)

By Doris L. Bergen

Curriculum and the Holocaust: Competing Sites of Memory and Representation

By Marla Morris (Studies in Curriculum Theory Series) [Hardcover]

Monotheism and the Holocaust

General & Miscellaneous

The Face of God after Auschwitz by Ignaz Maybaum

Nazism: Atheism's Bane? By Kenneth W. Krause

Whenever I critique the inherent, ubiquitous, and incessant relationship between Abrahamic monotheism and senseless violence, which all too often rises to the level of genocide, I inevitably receive defiant rejoinders not only from Christian rigorists but from misinformed moderates and secularists as well.

Approaches to Auschwitz, By Richard L. Rubenstein and John K. Roth (esp., Chapters 1, 2, and10)

After Auschwitz: History, Theology, and Contemporary Judaism (Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies)

By Richard L. Rubenstein

Born in a Grave -Chapter 20 of The Shaking of the Foundations by Paul Tillich

"In the Nuremburg War Crime Trials a witness appeared who had lived for a time in a grave in a Jewish grave-yard, in Wilna, Poland. It was the only place he, and many others, could live, when in hiding after they had escaped the gas chamber. During this time he wrote poetry, and one of the poems was a description of a birth. In a grave nearby a young woman gave birth to a boy. The eighty-year-old gravedigger, wrapped in a linen shroud, assisted. When the newborn child uttered his first cry, the old man prayed: "Great God, hast Thou finally sent the Messiah to us? For who else than the Messiah Himself can be born in a grave?" But after three days the poet saw the child sucking his mother's tears because she had no milk for him."

The Secular Word "HOLOCAUST": Scholarly Sacralization, Twentieth Century Meanings )

 

Articles, Monographs, etc.

The 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz:

Barack Obama to miss ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz

How The New York Times Reported The Liberation Of Auschwitz In 1945

Online Exhibition; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Google Cultural Institute: Evacuation and Liberation of the Auschwitz Camp

Nazism: Atheism's Bane? By Kenneth W. Krause

Born in a Grave -Chapter 20 of The Shaking of the Foundations by Paul Tillich

"In the Nuremburg War Crime Trials a witness appeared who had lived for a time in a grave in a Jewish grave-yard, in Wilna, Poland. It was the only place he, and many others, could live, when in hiding after they had escaped the gas chamber. During this time he wrote poetry, and one of the poems was a description of a birth. In a grave nearby a young woman gave birth to a boy. The eighty-year-old gravedigger, wrapped in a linen shroud, assisted. When the newborn child uttered his first cry, the old man prayed: "Great God, hast Thou finally sent the Messiah to us? For who else than the Messiah Himself can be born in a grave?" But after three days the poet saw the child sucking his mother's tears because she had no milk for him."

The Secular Word "HOLOCAUST": Scholarly Sacralization, Twentieth Century Meanings )