Daily Life During the Holocaust - Daily Life (Hardback)
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Daily Life During the Holocaust - Daily Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 24/11/1998
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The Holocaust was a complex and horrifying experience that affected millions of people in Europe. The nearly 13 years of Nazi rule had an enormous influence on the day-to-day existence of people in every walk of life: Jews and non-Jews, perpetrators and rescuers, collaborators and resisters, officials and ordinary citizens. Nearly all of Europe's Jews were victims. Students, teachers, and interested readers can explore how the daily lives of these victims, despite their heroic efforts to survive and maintain a normal existence, became increasingly untenable and for most eventually ended in death. Along with the often harrowing details of life under the Nazis, emphasis is placed on uplifting accounts of resistance and the role of rescuers. Accounts from survivors whose testimonies have never been published provide powerful insight into the devastating effects Nazi rule had on people's lives. In addition to the Jews, significant numbers of others-Gypsies, clergy who protested or protected victims, Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, the mentally ill and handicapped, and others-were persecuted, and their stories are also noted. Soumerai, a survivor herself, interweaves her painful recollections throughout the text to provide a unique perspective on the historical events described. Readers will learn how aspects of everyday living became symbols of resistance for many of the victims: educating their children, practicing their religion, eating and drinking, and maintaining personal hygiene took on new significance. More than 30 photographs further illuminate these experiences.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313302022
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 704 g
Dimensions: 230 x 163 x 29 mm


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?This book is clearly written, in a highly narrative style, with many quotations, anecdotes and analytical comments and sub-headings that can act as a guide for further discussion....[t]he book can be used both in academic and non-academic setting to teach the ompact of Nazism, Nazi racism, and Nazi discriminatory laws and activities on daily life. It approaches also the psychological and material aspects.?-DataJEM Review Center
"This book is clearly written, in a highly narrative style, with many quotations, anecdotes and analytical comments and sub-headings that can act as a guide for further discussion....[t]he book can be used both in academic and non-academic setting to teach the ompact of Nazism, Nazi racism, and Nazi discriminatory laws and activities on daily life. It approaches also the psychological and material aspects."-DataJEM Review Center
"Finally, a book I can give students which will help them understand the complexities of the Holocaust giving them a direct and complete picture of the time interspersed with stories of the victims and victimizers.... Perfect for middle schools, high schools and colleges."-Veronica Esposito Librarian, West Hartford Public Library
"Once I began to read this work, I could not put it down....It is my hope that many people, especially the young, will read this inspiring work. Students will profit from the insights of its authors and hopefully will grow in the virtues of tolerance and respect."-Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, D.D. Episcopal Vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate New Haven, Connecticut
"The cumulative effect of evidence and background, of compassion and outrage, of intellectual and emotional exposure to the formative event of the twentieth century is captured powerfully in this volume. It should be a great teaching instrument on any level of instruction from high school to university courses."-Herbert A. Arnold Professor of German Studies and Letters Wesleyan University

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