Holocaust Memories Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Holocaust Memories

To write Holocaust Memories, I have read nearly 500 memoirs, novels and films about the Holocaust and other genocides in recent history and reviewed 70 of them. The process of choosing among these sources was difficult. Ultimately, it was based on a desire to cover all of Europe, personal interests and preferences, and the notability of many of the sources. Please find below the book’s Table of Contents, which lists the books and films I reviewed in my book.

 

Foreword by Rabbi Joseph Polak

 

Introduction

 

A precedent for the Holocaust: The Armenian Genocide and The Promise

 

  1. Between Fanaticism and Terror: Hitler, Stalin and The Noise of Time 11

                                                                                            

  1. Elie Wiesel’s Night: Shedding Light Upon the Darkness 15

 

  1. Bergen-Belsen and Four Perfect Pebbles 18

 

  1. The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer 21

 

  1. Hazy Hints of Memory: After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring 24

 

  1. Survivors Club: A Family’s Legendary Tale 29

 

  1. Levi’s Reflection on Humanity in Crisis: Survival in Auschwitz 32

 

  1. Sarah’s Key and the Holocaust in France 35

 

  1. The Holocaust in Hungary: Leni Yahil’s The Holocaust 37

 

  1. A Holocaust Hero in Hungary: Wallenberg by Kati Marton 41

 

  1. Imre Kertesz’s Fatelessness 43

 

  1. Anti-Semitism in Hungary Today 45

 

  1. Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism: Why the Jews? 47

 

  1. The Role of the Masses in The Origins of Totalitarianism 51

 

  1. Beyond the Jewish Genocide: Inferno by Max Hastings 54

 

  1. Hitler’s Ban on Modern Art: The “Degenerate Art” Exhibit 56

 

  1. Saving European Art from the Nazis: The Monuments Men 59

 

  1. The Holocaust in Austria and The Woman in Red 61

 

 

  1. On the Anschluss: Becoming Alice 64

 

  1. The Gypsy Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies 66

 

  1. Eichmann in Jerusalem: What is the Banality of Evil? 69

 

  1. The Real Banality of Evil: Ordinary Men 75

 

  1. Eichmann’s Extraordinary Evil: Eichmann Before Jerusalem 77

 

  1. The Concentration Camp Commandants: Soldiers of Evil 80

                                                                                            

  1. The Auschwitz Kommandant: Arthur Wilhelm Liebehenschel 84

 

  1. The Real Story of the Terezin Jewish Ghetto: I am a Star 88

 

  1. The Wannsee Conference: Planning the Final Solution 90

 

  1. America First 92

 

  1. Quiet Neighbors by Allan A. Ryan 96

 

  1. Action T 4: From “Euthanasia” to the Final Solution 98

 

  1. Hitler’s Niece and Historical Fiction 100

 

  1. An Unlikely Hero: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally 105

 

  1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: An Instructive Fable 108

 

  1. Unbroken: Forgiven but Never Forgotten 110

 

  1. The 1936 Berlin Olympics: The Boys in the Boat 113

 

  1. Manufacturing Death: Hell’s Cartel 116

 

  1. Prosecuting War Crimes: The Nuremberg Trial 119

 

  1. Kamikaze Warfare: Inferno 123

 

  1. Hateful Words: Nazi Propaganda 125

 

  1. A Cowardly Success: Bloodlands 128

 

  1. Planning a Soviet Holocaust: Stalin’s Last Crime 130

 

  1. Lebensraum: The Second World War 134

 

  1. The Siege of Leningrad and Genocide by Starvation 136

 

  1. The Murderous Einsatzgruppen (Task Forces) 138

 

  1. Poland’s Plight: Gustaw Herling’s A World Apart 141

 

  1. Children of the War Years: Witnesses of War 145

 

  1. Sophie’s Choice: Holocaust Literature as Psychological Fiction 146

 

  1. An Incredible Tale of Survival: Alicia, My Story 149

 

  1. Revealing the Ugly Truth: The Holocaust in Romania 151

 

  1. A Romanian Hero: The Memoirs of Wilhelm Filderman 154

 

  1. Ion Antonescu: Hitler’s Forgotten Ally 156

 

  1. Anti-Semitism in Romania: The Journal of Mihai Sebastian 160

 

  1. Heroism in Hell: Resistance, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 164

 

  1. Privilege and Persecution: The Diary of Mary Berg 167

 

  1. Janusz Korczak: The King of the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto 171

 

  1. The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of Survival in Warsaw 172

 

  1. Trapped in the Lodz Ghetto: The Cage 175

 

  1. The Book Thief: Holocaust Literature as Best Seller 178

 

  1. The Forgotten Holocaust: The Rape of Nanking 181

 

  1. A Cataclismic War: Postwar, a History of Europe since 1945 184

 

  1. The Cultural Revolution and The Great Leap Forward 187

 

  1. The Killing Fields: Genocide in Cambodia 190

 

  1. Genocide in Rwanda: Me Against My Brother 193

 

  1. North Korea’s State of Terror: Nothing to Envy 196

 

  1. Yad Vashem: “A Place and a Name” of Remembrance 199

 

  1. An Impossible Conflict in Gaza: Rock the Casbah 201

 

  1. Anti-Semitism Today and the Assault on Democratic Values 205

 

  1. Would you Forgive the Nazi Perpetrator? The Sunflower 208

 

  1. Could the Holocaust Happen Again? Nazi Hunter 211

 

  1. Ethics Above Politics 214

 

Conclusion: Judaic Studies and the Holocaust via Reviews               217

 

Bibliography                                                                            220

 

About the Author       

 

Claudia Moscovici, psychopathyawareness

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