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The Resource How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust, Dan McMillan

How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust, Dan McMillan

Label
How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust
Title
How could this happen
Title remainder
explaining the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Dan McMillan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Holocaust has long seemed incomprehensible, a monumental crime that beggars our powers of description and explanation. Historians have probed the many sources of this tragedy, but no account has united the various causes into an overarching synthesis that answers the vital question: How was such a nightmare possible in the heart of Western civilization? In How Could This Happen, historian Dan McMillan distills the vast body of Holocaust research into a cogent explanation and comprehensive analysis of the genocide's many causes, revealing how a once-progressive society like Germany could have carried out this crime. The Holocaust, he explains, was caused not by one but by a combination of factors--from Germany's failure to become a democracy until 1918, to the widespread acceptance of anti-Semitism and scientific racism, to the effects of World War I, which intensified political divisions within the country and drastically lowered the value of human life in the minds of an entire generation. Masterfully synthesizing the myriad causes that led Germany to disaster, McMillan shows why thousands of Germans carried out the genocide while millions watched, with cold indifference, as it enveloped their homeland. Persuasive and compelling, How Could This Happen explains how a perfect storm of bleak circumstances, malevolent ideas, and damaged personalities unleashed history's most terrifying atrocity"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMillan, Dan
Dewey number
940.53/1811
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust, Dan McMillan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Posing the question -- A genocide like no other -- Why Germany? -- A world of enemies -- Hardened by war -- Division and disaster -- Why Hitler? -- From dictator to demigod -- Why the Jewish people? -- Hatred as science -- The absent moral compass -- What they knew
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780465080243
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013051212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)8ocm42877138
Label
How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust, Dan McMillan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Posing the question -- A genocide like no other -- Why Germany? -- A world of enemies -- Hardened by war -- Division and disaster -- Why Hitler? -- From dictator to demigod -- Why the Jewish people? -- Hatred as science -- The absent moral compass -- What they knew
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780465080243
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013051212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)8ocm42877138

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