Ghettostadt

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 407 pages
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Ghettostadt is the terrifying examination of the Jewish ghetto's place in the Nazi worldview. Exploring ghetto life in its broadest context, it deftly maneuvers between the perspectives and actions of Łódź’s beleaguered Jewish community, the Germans who oversaw and administered the ghetto';s affairs, and the "ordinary" inhabitants of the once Polish city.
 

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As the title suggests, Ghettostadt covers both the Lodz ghetto and the city itself, renamed Litzmannstadt under Nazi rule. And while Horowitz does go into detail to explain the terrible living ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Conquest
8
2 A City without Jews
30
3 The Enclosure
62
4 The Ghetto Will Endure
91
5 The Ghetto and the City of the Future
113
6 Banishment
143
7 Departure Worry and Disappearance
159
8 Give Me Your Children
192
9 Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
232
10 Numbered Are the Days
266
Epilogue
311
Notes
325
Index
385
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Gordon J. Horwitz is Associate Professor of History at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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