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Mikhman, Dan
The emergence of Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust / Dan Michman ; translated by Lenn J. Schramm
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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 3rd Floor  DS134.255 .M55 2011    AVAILABLE
Gift from Beth Taylor, 2013
Subject(s) Jews -- Segregation -- Government policy -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Jewish ghettos -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Subject Germany -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description viii, 191 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Summary "This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment of and the discourse of the Nazis and their allies on ghettos from 1939 to 1944. With conclusions that oppose all existing explanations and cursory examinations of the ghetto, the book impacts overall understanding of the anti-Jewish policies of Nazi Germany"--Provided by publisher
"This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term ,♯{250}ghetto,♯̮ in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment of and the discourse of the Nazis and their allies on ghettos from 1939 to 1944. With conclusions that oppose all existing explanations and cursory examinations of the ghetto, the book impacts overall understanding of the anti-Jewish policies of Nazi Germany"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Historiography and popular understandings; 2. 'Ghetto': the source of the term and the phenomenon in the early modern era; 3. 'Ghetto' and 'ghettoization' as cultural concepts in the modern age; 4. The Nazis' anti-Jewish policy in the 1930s and the question of Jewish residential districts; 5. First references to the term 'ghetto' in the discourse of the makers of anti-Jewish policies in the Third Reich (1933-1938); 6. The semantic turning point in the meaning of 'ghetto': Peter-Heinz Seraphim and Das Judentum in osteuropa;ischen Raum (1938); 7. The invasion of Poland and the emergence of the 'classic' ghettos; 8. Methodological interlude: the term 'ghettoization' and its use during the Holocaust itself and later scholarship; 9. Would the idea spread to other places? Amsterdam 1941, the only attempt to establish a ghetto west of Poland; 10. Ghettos during the final solution, 1941-1943: the territories occupied in Operation Barbarossa; 11. Ghettos during the final solution outside the occupied Soviet Union: Poland, Theresienstadt, Amsterdam, Transnistria, Salonika and Hungary; Summary and conclusion
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Gift from Beth Taylor, 2013
Alternate Author Library donation, 2013

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