Lessons of the Holocaust

Category: Book
Foreword By: Macmillan, Margaret
By (author): Marrus, Michael R.
Series: Utp Insights
Subject:  HISTORY / Europe / General
  HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  HISTORY / Jewish
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Audience: college/higher education
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Published: December 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

Although difficult to imagine, sixty years ago the Holocaust had practically no visibility in examinations of the Second World War. Yet today it is understood to be not only one of the defining moments of the twentieth century but also a touchstone in a quest for directions on how to avoid such catastrophes.

In Lessons of the Holocaust, the distinguished historian Michael R. Marrus challenges the notion that there are definitive lessons to be deduced from the destruction of European Jewry. Instead, drawing on decades of studying, writing about, and teaching the Holocaust, he shows how its "lessons" are constantly challenged, debated, altered, and reinterpreted.

A succinct, stimulating analysis by a world-renowned historian, Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.

From The Publisher*

Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.