The Holocaust and its Contexts

The Holocaust and European Societies

Social Processes and Social Dynamics

Editors: Bajohr, Frank, Löw, Andrea (Eds.)

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  • Seeks to further our understanding of the Holocaust as a wider social process
  • Analyses developments across European socities that contributed to the persecution of Jews
  • Questions Raul Hilberg´s category of the 'bystander' within such societies
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This book explores the Holocaust as a social process. Although the mass murder of European Jews was essentially the result of political-ideological decisions made by the Nazi state leadership, the events of the Holocaust were also part of a social dynamic. All European societies experienced developments that led to the social exclusion, persecution and murder of the continent’s Jews. This volume therefore questions Raul Hilberg´s category of the ‘bystander’. In societies where the political order expects citizens to endorse the exclusion of particular groups in the population, there cannot be any completely uninvolved bystanders. Instead, this book examines the multifarious forms of social action and behaviour connected with the Holocaust. It focuses on institutions and persons, helpers, co-perpetrators, facilitators and spectators, beneficiaries and profiteers, as well as Jewish victims and Jewish organisations trying to cope with the dynamics of exclusion and persecution. 

About the authors

Andrea Löw is Deputy Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, Germany.

Frank Bajohr is Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, Germany and Professor at Ludwig Maximilians University.


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Beyond the ‘Bystander’: Social Processes and Social Dynamics in European Societies as Context for the Holocaust

    Bajohr, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Fading Friendships and the ‘Decent German’. Reflecting, Explaining and Enduring Estrangement in Nazi Germany, 1933–1938

    Ullrich, Anna

    Pages 17-31

  • Living in an Abnormal Normality. The Everyday Relations of Jews and Non-Jews in the German-Dutch Border Region, 1933–1938

    Demant, Froukje

    Pages 33-46

  • Economic Trust in the ‘Racial State’. A Case Study from the German Countryside

    Fischer, Stefanie

    Pages 47-67

  • ‘Life in Illegality Cost an Extortionate Amount of Money.’ Ordinary Germans and German Jews Hiding from Deportation

    Schrafstetter, Susanna

    Pages 69-85

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Holocaust and European Societies
Book Subtitle
Social Processes and Social Dynamics
Editors
  • Frank Bajohr
  • Andrea Löw
Series Title
The Holocaust and its Contexts
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56984-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56984-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56983-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84899-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 348
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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