Looks at the history of European anti-semitism and how this was exploited by the Nazis - leading to a systematic programme of persecution and ultimately the Final Solution. This book discusses the myriad and complex causes of the holocaust.
This book looks at the history of European anti-semitism and how this was exploited by the Nazis - leading to a systematic programme of persecution and ultimately the Final Solution. It discusses the myriad and complex causes of the holocaust, posing question such as: Was it driven by ancient racial prejudice or by the political and economic trauma Germany suffered after the First World War? Were the German people peculiarly susceptible to fascism? How important was the Allies' reluctance to intervene on behalf of the Jews?
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The origins of the Holocaust are admirably traced in this detailed, accessible account...it is a highly readable introduction for anyone with an interest in the events of the Second World War. -- Manchester Evening News 20010127 The grim subject, so difficult to teach to young people, is dealt with sensitively, examining, for example, how ordinary Germans reacted, the nature of Fascism, discussing other attempts at genocide and the uniqueness of the Holocaust. -- Children's Books in Ireland 20010127 A model of lucidity [...] Although none of the horror of what was done is concealed, it is neither dwelt upon nor manipulated for effect. -- BfK 20010301 The author's frankness in confronting such a wide range of difficult issues within a consistently accessible writing style is impressive. This series is one of the best treatments of this important and difficult topic available to schools. -- TES 20010627 These two books put the Holocaust into historical context without losing its unique horror [...] There will always be an important place for in-depth treatment of this quality in any school. -- TES 20010112 '...an excellent eponymous four-part series...This is an admirable project that should meet with the approval of teachers eager to get to the heart of the matter.' -- BBC History Magazine, February 2003 20010112 'Both books have been written with young adults in mind and address them with informed clarity.' -- Books for Keeps 20021101
About Patricia Levy
Patricia Levy is the author of many books for children and young people, including titles on ancient and modern history and on the different cultures of the world. She has a personal interest in the history of the Jews and in the tragic events that took place in Europe sixty years ago.
The Holocaust: Causes by Patricia Levy
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