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A world without Jews : the Nazi imagination from persecution to genocide, Alon Confino

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A world without Jews : the Nazi imagination from persecution to genocide
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A world without Jews
Title remainder
the Nazi imagination from persecution to genocide
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Alon Confino
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eng
Summary
  • "Why exactly did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible everywhere in Germany on November 9, 1938? The perplexing event has not been adequately accounted for by historians in their large-scale assessments of how and why the Holocaust occurred. In this gripping new analysis, Alon Confino draws on an array of archives across three continents to propose a penetrating new assessment of one of the central moral problems of the twentieth century. To a surprising extent, Confino demonstrates, the mass murder of Jews during the war years was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the prewar years. The author shifts his focus away from the debates over what the Germans did or did not know about the Holocaust and explores instead how Germans came to conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. He traces the stories the Nazis told themselves-where they came from and where they were heading-and how those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilization to arise. The creation of this new empire required that Jews and Judaism be erased from Christian history, and this was the inspiration-and justification-for Kristallnacht. As Germans imagined a future world without Jews, persecution and extermination became imaginable, and even justifiable"--
  • "Why exactly did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible everywhere in Germany on November 9, 1938? The perplexing event has not been adequately accounted for by historians in their large-scale assessments of how and why the Holocaust occurred. In this gripping new analysis, Alon Confino draws on an array of archives across three continents to propose a penetrating new assessment of one of the central moral problems of the twentieth century. To a surprising extent, Confino demonstrates, the mass murder of Jews during the war years was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the prewar years. The author shifts his focus away from the debates over what the Germans did or did not know about the Holocaust and explores instead how Germans came to conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. He traces the stories the Nazis told themselves--where they came from and where they were heading--and how those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilization to arise. The creation of this new empire required that Jews and Judaism be erased from Christian history, and this was the inspiration--and justification--for Kristallnacht. As Germans imagined a future world without Jews, persecution and extermination became imaginable, and even justifiable"--
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Confino, Alon
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
DS134.255
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.C664 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
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A world without Jews : the Nazi imagination from persecution to genocide, Alon Confino
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Copyright
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Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A New Beginning by Burning Books -- Origins, Eternal and Local -- Imagining the Jews as Everywhere and Already Gone -- Burning the Book of Books -- The Coming of the Flood -- Imagining a Genesis -- Epilogue: A World with Jews
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (302 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300190465
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other physical details
illustrations
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remote
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  • 22573/ctt5q5kkh
  • EF130B3B-4F9F-4196-9CF4-DDF9E53E6751
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878149165
  • (OCoLC)ocn878149165
Label
A world without Jews : the Nazi imagination from persecution to genocide, Alon Confino
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A New Beginning by Burning Books -- Origins, Eternal and Local -- Imagining the Jews as Everywhere and Already Gone -- Burning the Book of Books -- The Coming of the Flood -- Imagining a Genesis -- Epilogue: A World with Jews
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300190465
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt5q5kkh
  • EF130B3B-4F9F-4196-9CF4-DDF9E53E6751
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878149165
  • (OCoLC)ocn878149165

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