By Beth A. Griech-Polelle

Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust surveys the historical past of the Holocaust while demonstrating the pivotal significance of the ancient culture of anti-Semitism and the facility of discriminatory language in terms of the Nazi-led persecution of the Jews.

The publication examines kinds of anti-Semitism that experience existed all through heritage, from non secular anti-Semitism within the historical Roman Empire to the racial anti-Semitism of political anti-Semites in Germany and Austria within the past due nineteenth century. Beth A. Griech-Polelle analyzes the tropes, imagery, legends, myths and stereotypes approximately Jews that experience surfaced at those numerous time cut-off dates. Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust considers how this language helped to engender an innate mistrust, dislike or even hatred of the Jews in 20th-century Europe. She explores the shattering impression of the 1st global battle and the increase of Weimar Germany, Hitler's rhetoric and the 1st section of Nazi anti-Semitism earlier than illustrating how ghettos, SS Einsatzgruppen killing squads, loss of life camps and dying marches have been used to force this anti-Semitic feeling in the direction of genocide.

With a wealth of basic resource fabric, an intensive engagement with major Holocaust scholarship and various illustrations, interpreting lists and a word list to supply extra aid, it is a important booklet for any pupil of the Holocaust willing to understand extra concerning the language of hate which fuelled it.

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