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Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust
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Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

David Engel

Abstract

The Nazi Holocaust is often said to dominate the study of modern Jewish history. This book demonstrates that, to the contrary, historians of the Jews have often insisted that the Holocaust be sequestered from their field, assigning it instead to historians of Europe, Germany, or the Third Reich. It shows that reasons for this counterintuitive situation lie in the evolution of the Jewish historical profession since the 1920s. This study takes readers on a tour of twentieth-century scholars of the history of European Jewry, and the social and political contexts in which they worked, in order to ... More

Keywords: Jewish history, Nazi Holocaust, Jews, European Jewry, Third Reich, Germany, historians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759519
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759519.001.0001

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David Engel, author

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