CONTENTS Introduction to the Series (not included)Note on Place NamesList of MapsList of Plates (not included)ChronologyWho's WhoGlossaryMapsPART ONE: ANALYSIS1 STUDYING THE HOLOCAUST Holocaust and Genocide Who Is Right? Studying the Holocaust Historically2 THE JEWS Jewish Origins The Jews in Christian Europe In Modern Times3 HITLER, NAZIS, GERMANS, AND JEWS The Jews in Hitler's World View Jews in the Ideology and Programme of Nazism Jews in German Public Opinion True Believers and World War I Ordinary Men or Ordinary Germans?4 1933-41-A TWISTED ROAD? A Diabolical Plot of the Work of 'Only Men'? The State of Documentation A Step-by-Step Process? Jewish Policy and Global Strategy5 RESPONDING TO PERSECUTION Perceiving the Threat To Leave or Not to Leave? Communal Leadership: Coping and Resisting Zionism, German Jewry, and World Jewry External Obstacles to Emigration6 THE TRANSITION TO KILLING Why Begin Killing? The Means of Murder Organizing the Transports7 RESPONDING TO MURDER Information and Imagination Communal Responsibility and Strategies for Survival The Unofficial Community and Resistance Local Non-Jewish Leaders and Populations: Opposition and Complicity Beyond the Nazi Realm8 HUMANITY, MODERNITY, AND THE HOLOCAUSTPART TWO: DOCUMENTSFurther ReadingReferences
A compact introduction to the complex and far-reaching subject of the Holocaust.
David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University. His books include In the Shadow of Auschwitz; Facing a Holocaust, and Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust.