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The Resource The Holocaust in American life, Peter Novick

The Holocaust in American life, Peter Novick

Label
The Holocaust in American life
Title
The Holocaust in American life
Statement of responsibility
Peter Novick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How has the Holocaust come to loom so large in American life." "Peter Novick illuminates the reasons Americans ignored the Holocaust for so long - how dwelling on German crimes interfered with cold war mobilization; how American Jews not wanting to be thought of as victims, avoided the subject. He explores in detail the decisions that later moved the Holocaust to the center of American life: Jewish leaders invoking its memory to muster support for Israel and to come out on top in a sordid competition over what group had suffered most; politicians using it to score points with Jewish voters." "With insight and sensitivity, Novick raises searching questions about these developments. Have American Jews, by making the Holocaust the emblematic Jewish experience, given Hitler a posthumous victory, tacitly endorsing his definition of Jews as despised pariahs? Does the Holocaust really teach useful lessons and sensitize us to atrocities, or, by making the Holocaust the measure, does it make lesser crimes seem not so bad? What are we to make of the fact that while Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars for museums recording a European crime, there is no museum of American slavery?"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Novick, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.45.U55
LC item number
N68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mazal Holocaust Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Public opinion
  • Historiography
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Jews
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • United States
  • Holocaust
  • Publieke opinie
  • Auswirkung
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Rezeption
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • USA
  • Shoah
  • Juifs
  • Shoah
  • Opinion publique
  • Geschichte 1945-1999
  • USA
Label
The Holocaust in American life, Peter Novick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Would they hide my children?
  • To bigotry no sanction
  • Never again the slaughter of the Albigensians
  • We are not equipped to answer
  • We knew in a general way
  • If our brothers had shown more compassion
  • The abandonment of the Jews
  • The DP camps have served their historic purpose
  • That is the past and we must deal with the facts today
  • Not in the best interests of Jewry
  • Selfhating Jewess writes pro-Eichmann series
  • A bill submitted for sufferings rendered
Control code
40954040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780395840092
Lccn
99020074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780395840092
  • 9780618082322
System control number
(OCoLC)40954040
Label
The Holocaust in American life, Peter Novick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Would they hide my children?
  • To bigotry no sanction
  • Never again the slaughter of the Albigensians
  • We are not equipped to answer
  • We knew in a general way
  • If our brothers had shown more compassion
  • The abandonment of the Jews
  • The DP camps have served their historic purpose
  • That is the past and we must deal with the facts today
  • Not in the best interests of Jewry
  • Selfhating Jewess writes pro-Eichmann series
  • A bill submitted for sufferings rendered
Control code
40954040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780395840092
Lccn
99020074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780395840092
  • 9780618082322
System control number
(OCoLC)40954040

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