This volume showcases a detailed look at the multifaceted attempts by Germany’s Nazi regime, together with its collaborators, to annihilate the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust. Several introductory essays, along with a rich chronology, reference entries, primary documents, images, and a bibliography provide crucial information that readers will need in order to try to understand the Holocaust while undertaking research on that horrible event.
This text looks not only at the history of the Holocaust, but also at examples of resistance (through armed violence, attempts at rescue, or the very act of survival itself); literary and cultural expressions that have attempted to deal with the Holocaust; the social and psychological implications of the Holocaust for today; and how historians and others have attempted to do justice to the memory of those killed and seek insight into why the Holocaust happened in the first place.
- Comprehensively examines all angles of the Holocaust within one easily readable volume written by experts
- Includes primary documents, with appropriate introductions, to set the historical and contemporary contexts for the entries
- Contains useful chronologies of the events surrounding the Holocaust
- Provides a number of contextualizing essays on various facets of the Holocaust, which precede the reference entries themselves