x, 657 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780190681241 hardcover ; alkaline paper 0190681241 hardcover ; alkaline paper 9780198811237 0198811233
Written by one of the world's most respected scholars on the Holocaust, this book evokes the multigenerational legacy of Nazi violence among perpetrators including German businesses that used slave labor (to this day paying only symbolic reparations) and those who ran the agencies that early on euthanized German children, elderly, and the infirm--the basis for the horrors to follow--as well as accounts for the various forms of persecution throughout Germany and beyond, including regions where perpetrators were put on trial and those where they evaded responsibility.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The significance of the Nazi past Part I. Chasms : patterns of persecution. The explosion of state-sponsored violence Institutionalized murder Microcosms of violence : Polish prisms Endpoints : the machinery of extermination Defining experiences Silence and communication Part II. Confrontations : landscapes of the law. Transitional justice Judging their own : selective justice in the successor states From euthanasia to genocide Major concentration camp trials : Auschwitz and beyond The diffraction of guilt Late, too late Part III. Connections : memories and explorations. Hearing the voices of victims Making sense of the past, living for the present Discomfort zones The sins of the fathers The long shadows of persecution Oblivion and memorialization Conclusions : A resonant past.
KZ1174.5 .F85 2018
New York, NY : Oxford University Press,