By Roni Stauber
This booklet examines the adjustments in representing collaboration, in the course of the Holocaust, specially within the destruction of eu Jewry, within the public discourse and the historiography of varied nations in Europe that have been occupied by way of the Germans, or have been thought of, a minimum of in the course of a part of the struggle, as Germany's allies or satellites. particularly, it indicates how representations and responses were conditioned through nationwide and political traits and constraints. As ancient history to the problems of postwar collective reminiscence and public discourse, it contains references to and brief descriptions of significant manifestations of collaboration, mainly concerning the Jews, in each one of those nations through the war. whether or not they have been Communist or democratic regimes, the ebook indicates how the surprising burden of the previous used to be suppressed, denied or distorted in quite a few periods. masking a large quarter of either japanese and Western Europe from assorted expert views, this entire examine of collaboration within the Holocaust and its aftermath may be a worthy device for academics and scholars within the box of recent ecu heritage and Holocaust reports.
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Extra resources for Collaboration with the Nazis: Public Discourse after the Holocaust (Routledge Jewish Studies Series)
These arguments, which gained wide public support, were bolstered by the allegedly illegal, politically motivated and unprofessional nature of the war crime trials (Vago, p. 236; Shaﬁr, p. 253). In the post-Communist era, Antonescu, Tiso and Horthy were portrayed as nationalist leaders who stood up against Communism. Jews, on the other hand, were perceived as having played a major role in the atrocities perpetrated by the Communists before and during the postwar period, crimes that were no less horriﬁc than the Holocaust.
709. 19 Friedlander, The Years of Extermination, pp. 453–4. , pp. 612, 717–18. 21 Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, Vol. II, p. 854. , pp. 857–71. 23 Friedlander, The Years of Extermination, pp. 613–19. 24 Marrus, The Holocaust in History, p. 82. 25 Friedlander, The Years of Extermination, pp. 640–2. 26 Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, Vol. II, p. 809. 27 Ibid. 28 Friedlander, The Years of Extermination, pp. 225, 450. 22 Roni Stauber 29 In this regard, Germany and Israel, which were not within the province of this volume, are two fascinating examples.
20 Roni Stauber A comparison between the evolution of collective memory and public discourse in postwar Europe demonstrates that in European countries that were in the German sphere of inﬂuence, regardless of their precise geo-political situation during or after the war, collaboration in general and its role in the destruction of Jewish life in particular has remained a sensitive issue. In all of them, whether they were under Communist or democratic rule, the matter was suppressed, denied or distorted in various periods.
Collaboration with the Nazis: Public Discourse after the Holocaust (Routledge Jewish Studies Series) by Roni Stauber