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Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust : Language, Rhetoric and the Traditions of Hatred (Paperback) (Beth A.

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Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust surveys the history of the Holocaust whilst demonstrating the pivotal importance of the historical tradition of anti-Semitism and the power of discriminatory language in relation to the ******-led persecution of the Jews.

The book examines varieties of anti-Semitism that have existed throughout history, from religious anti-Semitism in the ancient Roman Empire to the racial anti-Semitism of political anti-Semites in Germany and Austria in the late 19th century. Beth A. Griech-Polelle analyzes the tropes, imagery, legends, myths and stereotypes about Jews that have surfaced at these various points in time. Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust considers how this language helped to engender an innate distrust, dislike and even hatred of the Jews in 20th-century Europe. She explores the shattering impact of the First World War and the rise of Weimar Germany, ******'s rhetoric and the first phase of ****** anti-Semitism before illustrating how ghettos, SS Einsatzgruppen killing squads, death camps and death marches were used to drive this anti-Semitic feeling towards genocide.

With a wealth of primary source material, a thorough engagement with significant Holocaust scholarship and numerous illustrations, reading lists and a glossary to provide further support, this is a vital book for any student of the Holocaust keen to know more about the language of hate which fuelled it.

Number of Pages: 284.0
Genre: History, Social Science
Series Title: Perspectives on the Holocaust
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Beth A. Griech-Polelle
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2017
TCIN: 51824994
UPC: 9781472586919
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-7833

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