The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945

The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945

by Lucy S. Dawidowicz

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Overview

A history of how anti-Semitism evolved into the Holocaust in Germany: “If any book can tell what Hitlerism was like, this is it” (Alfred Kazin).

Lucy Dawidowicz’s groundbreaking The War Against the Jews inspired waves of both acclaim and controversy upon its release in 1975. Dawidowicz argues that genocide was, to the Nazis, as central a war goal as conquering Europe, and was made possible by a combination of political, social, and technological factors. She explores the full history of Hitler’s “Final Solution,” from the rise of anti-Semitism to the creation of Jewish ghettos to the brutal tactics of mass murder employed by the Nazis. Written with devastating detail, The War Against the Jews is the definitive and comprehensive book on one of history’s darkest chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453203064
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 466
Sales rank: 121,440
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915–1990) was born in New York City, and attended Hunter College for her bachelor’s degree and Columbia University for her master’s. She traveled to Poland to work at the Yiddish Scientific Institute in 1938, but fled just before Hitler’s invasion in 1939. After returning to the United States, she taught modern Jewish history at Yeshiva University, Stanford University, and SUNY Albany. Dawidowicz died in 1990 in her home in New York City.



Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915–1990) was born in New York City, and attended Hunter College for her bachelor’s degree and Columbia University for her master’s. She traveled to Poland to work at the Yiddish Scientific Institute in 1938, but fled just before Hitler’s invasion in 1939. After returning to the United States, she taught modern Jewish history at Yeshiva University, Stanford University, and SUNY Albany. Dawidowicz died in 1990 in her home in New York City.

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Subject: Definitions and Contours
  • PART I: THE FINAL SOLUTION
    • 1. The Jews in Hitler's Mental World
    • 2. Anti-Semitism in Modern Germany
    • 3. Phase One: Anti-Jewish Legislation, 1933-1935
    • 4. The SS: Instrument of the Final Solution
    • 5. Foreign Policy, Race, and War
    • 6. Phase Two: From Internal War to World War
    • 7. The Annihilation Camps: Kingdom of Death
    • 8. A Retrospective View
  • PART II: THE HOLOCAUST
    • 9. Between Freedom and Ghetto: The Jews in Germany, 1933-1938
    • 10. Death and Life in the East European Ghettos
    • 11. The Official Community: From Kehilla to Judenrat
    • 12. The Alternative Community
    • 13. The Countercommunity: The Political Underground
    • 14. Who Shall Live, Who Shall Die
    • 15. “For Your Freedom and Ours”
    • 16. Jewish Behavior in Crisis and Extremity
  • APPENDICES
    • Appendix A: The Fate of the Jews in Hitler's Europe: By Country
    • France
    • Belgium
    • Luxembourg
    • The Netherlands
    • Italy
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • Germany and Austria
    • Czechoslovakia
    • The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
    • Slovakia
    • Hungary
    • Rumania
    • Bulgaria
    • Yugoslavia
    • Greece
    • Poland
    • Soviet Union
    • Appendix B: The Final Solution in Figures
    • Notes
    • Sources
    • Supplementary Sources
  • Index

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