Surviving the Nazi Onslaught

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ISBN 10 : 9781473838505
Pages : 213 pages
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Download or read book Surviving the Nazi Onslaught written by Carole McEntee-Taylor and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2014-07-02 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ted Taylor, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, was sent to France in May 1940 as part of Calais Force. Initially sent to open up supply lines to the rapidly retreating BEF, they soon found themselves defending Calais against the might of the 10th Panzer Division. Outnumbered by at least three to one they held out for 4 days until they ran out of ammunition and were forced to surrender.For the next five years Ted found himself part of the huge slave labour force in Poland under the administration of Stalag XXA and Stalag XXB. Life in the POW camps bore little resemblance to the cheerful films of the 1950s with casual brutality never far from the surface. As 1945 began and the war entered its final bloody phase, the POWs dared to believe that at last they might be going home. But fate had one more cruel trick to play.As the Russians approached rapidly from the east, the terrified Germans evacuated the camps and, in temperatures below -25c, began marching the malnourished, poorly-clothed POWs back across Europe. The infamous 'death marches' to freedom across the frozen, chaotic, war ravaged landscape of Eastern Europe had begun.

Refuge

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ISBN 10 : 1512384305
Pages : 274 pages
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Download or read book Refuge written by Leo Horowitz and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inside are the wartime memoirs of my father, of blessed memory, whose quiet young life and that of his family in prewar Poland were abruptly transported into the abyss of the Holocaust. His narrative records the seismic shifts and tragedies he endured, including the loss of his family and friends. Like many other Jews in Poland, he struggled to survive the murderous onslaught of the Nazis. However, he quickly discovered that he was primarily evading the many Poles who pursued those Jews the Nazis had missed exterminating. In this setting, he was witness to harrowing incidents laced with fear, treachery and murder. The tales of his escapes from death and the story of his survival in the forests of Poland are accompanied by some photographs that my father was able to salvage as well as some other photographs indicative of his experiences. While he did manage to survive, his family, friends and all the other nameless faces in the photographs did not. For me, writing this book seemed to be the most appropriate memorial to my father and all the others.

Battles of World War II

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ISBN 10 : 1404218610
Pages : 48 pages
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Download or read book Battles of World War II written by Neil Tonge and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2008-07-15 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes major military events of World War II, including the destruction of Poland, the battle of Britain, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies

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ISBN 10 : 0198029047
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies written by Guenter Lewy and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2000-01-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roaming the countryside in caravans, earning their living as musicians, peddlers, and fortune-tellers, the Gypsies and their elusive way of life represented an affront to Nazi ideas of social order, hard work, and racial purity. They were branded as "asocials," harassed, and eventually herded into concentration camps where many thousands were killed. But until now the story of their persecution has either been overlooked or distorted. In The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, Guenter Lewy draws upon thousands of documents--many never before used--from German and Austrian archives to provide the most comprehensive and accurate study available of the fate of the Gypsies under the Nazi regime. Lewy traces the escalating vilification of the Gypsies as the Nazis instigated a widespread crackdown on the "work-shy" and "itinerants." But he shows that Nazi policy towards Gypsies was confused and changeable. At first, local officials persecuted gypsies, and those who behaved in gypsy-like fashion, for allegedly anti-social tendencies. Later, with the rise of race obsession, Gypsies were seen as a threat to German racial purity, though Himmler himself wavered, trying to save those he considered "pure Gypsies" descended from Aryan roots in India. Indeed, Lewy contradicts much existing scholarship in showing that, however much the Gypsies were persecuted, there was no general program of extermination analogous to the "final solution" for the Jews. Exploring in heart-rending detail the fates of individual Gypsies and their families, The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies makes an important addition to our understanding both of the history of this mysterious people and of all facets of the Nazi terror.

Myths of Modern History

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ISBN 10 : 9781459416932
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Download or read book Myths of Modern History written by Jacques R. Pauwels and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2022-05-13 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revisionist historian Jacques R. Pauwels challenges readers to reconsider what they know about some key events in the last 250 years of world history. At a time when it’s all too easy to see history in black-and-white terms, historian Jacques R. Pauwels urges readers to let go of conventional history textbooks and re-examine historical events outside the bounds of conventional ideologies and agendas. Pauwels uses twelve key events, from the French Revolution onwards, to debunk well-known accepted historical narratives in the western canon. He challenges readers to rethink their views by compiling the recent work of specialized scholars whose research demonstrates that the facts contradict the myths that have been offered to explain these events. Beginning with a reconsideration of the impacts of the French Revolution, Pauwels finishes by dismantling the American narrative surrounding the use of nuclear weapons in the Second World War and the real rationale for the Cold War and the U.S.’s postwar global democracy project.

Fugitives of the Forest

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ISBN 10 : 9781461750055
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book Fugitives of the Forest written by Allan Levine and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010-07-13 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heroic story of Jewish resistance and survival during the Second World War.

The CIA & American Democracy

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ISBN 10 : 9780300208504
Pages : 348 pages
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Download or read book The CIA & American Democracy written by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2003-02-08 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition of the “brief, yet subtle and penetrating account” of the CIA includes a new prologue covering the agency’s more recent history (Christian Science Monitor). Now in its third edition, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones’s comprehensive history of the Central Intelligence Agency is widely acclaimed for its thorough and even-handed analysis. A renowned U.S. intelligence expert, Jeffreys-Jones chronicles the evolution of the agency from its beginning in 1947 to the present day. With clarity and acuity, he examines the CIA’s activities during some of the most dramatic episodes in American history, from McCarthyism to the Bay of Pigs, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Iran-Contra affair, and many others. A new prologue by the author also covers the CIA’s history from the end of the Cold War to the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. A landmark of intelligence history since its first edition in 1989, The CIA and American Democracy is “a judicious and reasonable...sophisticated study” (David P. Calleo, New York Times Book Review).

Germany 1945

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ISBN 10 : 9781849832014
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Download or read book Germany 1945 written by Richard Bessel and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-27 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1945, Germany experienced the greatest outburst of deadly violence that the world has ever seen. Germany 1945 examines the country's emergence from the most terrible catastrophe in modern history. When the Second World War ended, millions had been murdered; survivors had lost their families; cities and towns had been reduced to rubble and were littered with corpses. Yet people lived on, and began rebuilding their lives in the most inauspicious of circumstances. Bombing, military casualties, territorial loss, economic collapse and the processes of denazification gave Germans a deep sense of their own victimhood, which would become central to how they emerged from the trauma of total defeat, turned their backs on the Third Reich and its crimes, and focused on a transition to relative peace. Germany's return to humanity and prosperity is the hinge on which Europe's twentieth century turned. For years we have concentrated on how Europe slid into tyranny, violence, war and genocide; this book describes how humanity began to get back out.

Saving the Jews

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ISBN 10 : 1887563555
Pages : 338 pages
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Download or read book Saving the Jews written by Mordecai Paldiel and published by Schreiber Publishing. This book was released on 2000 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents an inspirational compilation of real-life stories of gentiles across Europe who risked everything to save Jews during the Holocaust

Surviving the Holocaust

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ISBN 10 : 9781136948893
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Surviving the Holocaust written by Ronald Berger and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-08-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surviving the Holocaust is a compelling sociological account of two brothers who survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland. One brother, the author’s father, endured several concentration camps, including the infamous camp at Auschwitz, as well as a horrific winter death march; while the other brother, the author’s uncle, survived outside the camps by passing as a Catholic among anti-Semitic Poles, including a group of anti-Nazi Polish Partisans, eventually becoming an officer in the Soviet army. As an exemplary "theorized life history," Surviving the Holocaust applies concepts from life course theory to interpret the trajectories of the brothers’ lives, enhancing this approach with insights from agency-structure and collective memory theory. Challenging the conventional wisdom that survival was simply a matter of luck, it highlights the prewar experiences, agentive decision-making and risk-taking, and collective networks that helped the brothers elude the death grip of the Nazi regime. Surviving the Holocaust also shows how one family’s memory of the Holocaust is commingled with the memories of larger collectivities, including nations-states and their institutions, and how the memories of individual survivors are infused with collective symbolic meaning.

Advancing Holocaust Studies

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ISBN 10 : 9781000091953
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Advancing Holocaust Studies written by Carol Rittner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The growing field of Holocaust studies confronts a world wracked by antisemitism, immigration and refugee crises, human rights abuses, mass atrocity crimes, threats of nuclear war, the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, and environmental degradation. What does it mean to advance Holocaust studies—what are learning and teaching about the Holocaust for—in such dire straits? Vast resources support study and memorialization of the Holocaust. What assumptions govern that investment? What are its major successes and failures, challenges and prospects? Across thirteen chapters, Advancing Holocaust Studies shows how leading scholars grapple with those tough questions.

Hollywood and the Holocaust

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ISBN 10 : 9781442252240
Pages : 369 pages
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Download or read book Hollywood and the Holocaust written by Henry Gonshak and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-10-16 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Holocaust has been the focus of countless films in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, and its treatment over the years has been the subject of considerable controversy. When finally permitted to portray the atrocities, filmmakers struggled with issues of fidelity to historical fact, depictions of graphic violence, and how to approach the complexities of the human condition on all sides of this horrific event. In Hollywood and the Holocaust, Henry Gonshak explores portrayals of the Holocaust from the World War II era to the present. In chapters devoted to films ranging from The Great Dictator to InglouriousBasterds, this volume looks at how these films have shaped perceptions of the Shoah. The author also questions if Hollywood, given its commercialism, is capable of conveying the Holocaust in ways that do justice to its historical trauma. Through a careful consideration of over twenty-five films across genres—including Life Is Beautiful, Cabaret, The Reader, The Boys from Brazil, and Schindler’s List—this book provides an important look at the social, political, and cultural contexts in which these movies were produced. By also engaging with the critical responses to these films and their role in the public’s ongoing fascination with the Holocaust, this book suggests that viewers take a closer look at how such films depict this dark period in world history. Hollywood and the Holocaust will be of interest to cultural critics, historians, and anyone interested in the cinema’s ability to render these tragic events on screen.

The Oxford Handbook of the Jewish Diaspora

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ISBN 10 : 9780190240943
Pages : 720 pages
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Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Jewish Diaspora written by Hasia R. Diner and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The reality of diaspora has shaped Jewish history, its demography, its economic relationships, and the politics which that impacted the lives of Jews with each other and with the non-Jews among whom they lived. Jews have moved around the globe since the beginning of their history, maintaining relationships with their former Jewish neighbors, who had chosen other destinations and at the same time forging relationships in their new homes with Jews from widely different places of origin"--

We Can Take It!

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ISBN 10 : 9781317869832
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book We Can Take It! written by Mark Connelly and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: `We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical reality. These images (including complete inventions) have combined to make a new history. The vision is mostly cosy and suits the way in which the Britons conceive of themselves: dogged, good humoured, occasionally bumbling, unified and enjoying diversity. In fact Britons load their memory towards the early part of the war (Dunkirk, Blitz, Battle of Britain) rather than when we were successful in the air or against Italy and Germany with invasions. This suits our love of being the underdog, fighting against the odds, and being in a crisis. Conversely, the periods of the war during which Britain was in the ascendant are, perversely, far more hazy in the public memory.

Life between Memory and Hope

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ISBN 10 : 9781139435963
Pages : 335 pages
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Download or read book Life between Memory and Hope written by Zeev W. Mankowitz and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-09-30 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the remarkable story of the 250,000 Holocaust survivors who converged on the American Zone of Occupied Germany from 1945 to 1948. They envisaged themselves as the living bridge between destruction and rebirth, the last remnants of a world destroyed and the active agents of its return to life. Much of what has been written elsewhere looks at the Surviving Remnant through the eyes of others and thus has often failed to disclose the tragic complexity of their lives together with their remarkable political and social achievements. Despite having lost everyone and everything, they got on with their lives, they married, had children and worked for a better future. They did not surrender to the deformities of suffering and managed to preserve their humanity intact. Mankowitz uses largely inaccessible archival material to give a moving and sensitive account of this neglected area in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Hegemony and the Holocaust

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ISBN 10 : 9783319398020
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book Hegemony and the Holocaust written by Ethan J. Hollander and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explains why more Jewish people survived in some German-occupied countries compared to others during World War II. Hollander demonstrates that collaborators sometimes played a surprising role in ensuring Jewish survival. Where high-ranking governing officials stayed in their countries and helped Nazi Germany, they could often “trade” their loyal cooperation in military and economic affairs for inefficient or incomplete implementation of the Final Solution. And while they sometimes did this because they had sincere moral objections to Nazi policy, they also did so because deporting local Jews was politically unpopular, because they regarded it as less important than winning the war, or because deporting Jews meant that the collaborators gave up potentially profitable opportunities to exploit them. This unique book has important implications for our understanding of state-sponsored violence, international hierarchy, and genocide, and it raises harrowing moral questions about the Holocaust and the nature of political evil.

They Shall Bear You Up

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ISBN 10 : 9781462036271
Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book They Shall Bear You Up written by Fachtna Joseph Harte and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2011-12 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Monsignor Fachtna Joseph Harte, walking with Christ every day of the year was a privilege that was unrivalled. In this memoir, he narrates his journey to priesthood-from answering the call, to walking the roads with the Lord, proclaiming His kingdom, listening to Him in one's heart, and going among His people with compassion and love. "They Shall Bear You Up" begins in the country parish of Kil an, near Killala Co Mayo in the Diocese of Killala, where Harte knew from an early age he desired to serve the church. He discusses his family background, his upbringing, and his experiences of the Irish strife against the British. The story follows his schooling and his subsequent move to the United States, where he was called to begin a ministry of tourism in Orlando, Florida, holding the rst service in a hotel ballroom in 1975. He served in Orlando until his retirement October 31, 2007 .A testimony of faith, "They Shall Bear You Up" emphasizes that as human beings we are never alone and that for those who wish to carry out God's will in their lives, "nothing is impossible with God." Through many and varied stories, Harte shows that the priesthood is not for weaklings, but for men of strong faith who live close to the angels."