Reading the Holocaust

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Text Publishing, Mar 7, 2000 - History - 264 pages
In this searching and eloquent book, Inga Clendinnen explores the experience of the Holocaust from both the victims' and the perpetrators' point of view in an attempt to extract the comprehensible—the recognisably human—from the unthinkable.
 

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READING THE HOLOCAUST

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paper 0-521-64597-2 A trenchant collection of essays intended to forge the human connections necessary to begin the move toward a full understanding of the Holocaust. Clendinnen critiques the notion ... Read full review

Contents

beginnings
1
impediments
9
witnessing
33
resisting
65
the Auschwitz Sonderkommando
73
leaders
93
the Order Police in Poland
133
the Auschwitz
157
representing the Holocaust
183
notes
208
select bibliography 247 index
234
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About the author (2000)

Inga Clendinnen was born in Geelong in 1934. Her early books and scholarly articles on the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico earned her a reputation as one of the world’s finest historians. Reading the Holocaust, Tiger’s Eye and Dancing with Strangers have been critically acclaimed and won a number of local and international awards.

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