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Berkowitz, Michael
The crime of my very existence : Nazism and the myth of Jewish criminality / Michael Berkowitz
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007
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 3rd Floor  DS146.G4 B484 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
National socialism
Propaganda, German -- History -- 20th century
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes
Jews -- Germany -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- Germany
Subject Germany -- Ethnic relations
Subject(s) Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Physical Description xxix, 321 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-299) and index
Contents Above suspicion? : facts, myths, and lies about Jews and crime -- The construction of "Jewish criminality" in Nazi Germany -- The self-fulfilling prophecy of the ghettos -- Inverting the innocent and the criminal in concentration camps -- Re-presenting Zionism as the apex of global conspiracy -- Lingering stereotypes and Jewish displaced persons -- Jewish DPs confronting the law : prescriptions, self-perceptions, and pride of self-control
Summary Berkowitz investigates a dimension of anti-Semitism that was instrumental in the making of the Holocaust: the association of Jews with criminality. He traces the myths and realities about Jewish criminality from the 18th century to the Weimar Republic, and on into the Nazi assault upon the Jews
Series S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies

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