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Genocide in the CarpathiansWar, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945$
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Raz Segal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804796668

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804796668.001.0001

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Conclusions, Comparisons, Implications

Conclusions, Comparisons, Implications

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(p.113) Conclusions, Comparisons, Implications
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Genocide in the Carpathians
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Raz Segal

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804796668.003.0007

The conclusion places the analysis of Subcarpathian Rus' within an emerging historiography on southeast Europe during World War II. A comparison of wartime Hungary, Romania, Croatia, and Bulgaria suggests that what we call the Holocaust unfolded in southeast Europe as several cases of mass violence that assumed murderous proportions through diverse processes tied to national and regional contexts, especially in multiethnic and multireligious borderlands. Territorial ambitions, ethnonational visions, views about the purported loyalties of Jews and non-Jews, and the persecution and mass murder of several groups-all affected the content of anti-Jewish positions and the course of anti-Jewish policies and violence. The conclusion asserts that studying the Holocaust in this way offers invaluable insight about key topics in modern European history, such as state formation, citizenship, relations between groups in multiethnic societies, and the choices people make in the midst of warfare and mass violence.

Keywords:   Holocaust, genocide, southeast Europe, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Holocaust studies

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