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"The Holocaust in American Life"

♥ Book Title : The Holocaust in American Life
♣ Name Author : Peter Novick
∞ Launching : 2000-09-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0547349610
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780547349619
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Prize-winning historian Peter Novick illuminates the reasons Americans ignored the Holocaust for so long -- how dwelling on German crimes interfered with Cold War mobilization; how American Jews, not wanting to be thought of as victims, avoided the subject. He explores in absorbing detail the decisions that later moved the Holocaust to the center of American life: Jewish leaders invoking its memory to muster support for Israel and to come out on top in a sordid competition over what group had suffered most; politicians using it to score points with Jewish voters. With insight and sensitivity, Novick raises searching questions about these developments. Have American Jews, by making the Holocaust the emblematic Jewish experience, given Hitler a posthumous victory, tacitly endorsing his definition of Jews as despised pariahs? Does the Holocaust really teach useful lessons and sensitize us to atrocities, or, by making the Holocaust the measure, does it make lesser crimes seem "not so bad"? What are we to make of the fact that while Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars for museums recording a European crime, there is no museum of American slavery?"Article| Peter Novick| Statement ..."

"The Holocaust in American Life"

♥ Book Title : The Holocaust in American Life
♣ Name Author : Peter Novick
∞ Launching : 2000
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0618082328
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780618082322
⊕ Number Pages : Total 373 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An award-winning history scholar explores the impact of the Holocaust in American political and cultural life, examining its role as a moral reference point for all Americans and the ways in which Jews have used it to define a distinctive identity for themselves. Tour."Article| Peter Novick| Statement ..."

"The Holocaust in American Life"

♥ Book Title : The Holocaust in American Life
♣ Name Author : Peter Novick
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:1021184402
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 352 sheet
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"The Impact of the Holocaust in America"

♥ Book Title : The Impact of the Holocaust in America
♣ Name Author : Bruce Zuckerman
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1557535345
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781557535344
⊕ Number Pages : Total 230 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Jewish Role in American Life examines the complex relationship between Jews and the United States. Jews have been instrumental in shaping American culture and Jewish culture and religion have likewise been profoundly recast in the United States, especially in the period following World War II."Article| Bruce Zuckerman| Statement ..."

"Beyond Belief"

♥ Book Title : Beyond Belief
♣ Name Author : Deborah E. Lipstadt
∞ Launching : 1993-02-08
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781439105344
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1439105340
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This most complete study to date of American press reactions to the Holocaust sets forth in abundant detail how the press nationwide played down or even ignored reports of Jewish persecutions over a twelve-year period."Article| Deborah E. Lipstadt| Statement ..."

"The Holocaust and Collective Memory"

♥ Book Title : The Holocaust and Collective Memory
♣ Name Author : Peter Novick
∞ Launching : 2001
◊ Info ISBN Link : 074755255X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780747552550
⊕ Number Pages : Total 373 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In a book which continues to provide heated debate, Novick asks whether defining Jewishness in terms of victimhood alone does not hand Hitler a posthumous victory, and whether claiming uniqueness for the Holocaust does not diminish atrocities like Biafra, Rwanda or Kosovo."Article| Peter Novick| Statement ..."

"Denying History"

♥ Book Title : Denying History
♣ Name Author : Michael Shermer
∞ Launching : 2009-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0520944097
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780520944091
⊕ Number Pages : Total 360 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust "revisionists." In the process, they show how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened and, for that matter, how we can confirm any historical event. This edition is expanded with a new chapter and epilogue examining current, shockingly mainstream revisionism."Article| Michael Shermer| Statement ..."

"Selling the Holocaust"

♥ Book Title : Selling the Holocaust
♣ Name Author : Tim Cole
∞ Launching : 2000
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0415928133
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780415928137
⊕ Number Pages : Total 214 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Cole shows us an "Auschwitz-land" where tourists have become the "ultimate ruberneckers" passing by and gazing at someone else's tragedy. He shows us a US Holocaust Museum that provides visitors with a "virtual Holocaust" experience."Article| Tim Cole| Statement ..."

"Film and the Holocaust"

♥ Book Title : Film and the Holocaust
♣ Name Author : Aaron Kerner
∞ Launching : 2011-05-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781441124180
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1441124187
⊕ Number Pages : Total 344 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A sweeping survey of how global filmmakers have treated the subject of the Holocaust."Article| Aaron Kerner| Statement ..."

"Antisemitism in America"

♥ Book Title : Antisemitism in America
♣ Name Author : Leonard Dinnerstein
∞ Launching : 1995-11-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780195313543
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0195313542
⊕ Number Pages : Total 369 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Is antisemitism on the rise in America? Did the "hymietown" comment by Jesse Jackson and the Crown Heights riot signal a resurgence of antisemitism among blacks? The surprising answer to both questions, according to Leonard Dinnerstein, is no--Jews have never been more at home in America. But what we are seeing today, he writes, are the well-publicized results of a long tradition of prejudice, suspicion, and hatred against Jews--the direct product of the Christian teachings underlying so much of America's national heritage. In Antisemitism in America, Leonard Dinnerstein provides a landmark work--the first comprehensive history of prejudice against Jews in the United States, from colonial times to the present. His richly documented book traces American antisemitism from its roots in the dawn of the Christian era and arrival of the first European settlers, to its peak during World War II and its present day permutations--with separate chapters on antisemititsm in the South and among African-Americans, showing that prejudice among both whites and blacks flowed from the same stream of Southern evangelical Christianity. He shows, for example, that non-Christians were excluded from voting (in Rhode Island until 1842, North Carolina until 1868, and in New Hampshire until 1877), and demonstrates how the Civil War brought a new wave of antisemitism as both sides assumed that Jews supported with the enemy. We see how the decades that followed marked the emergence of a full-fledged antisemitic society, as Christian Americans excluded Jews from their social circles, and how antisemetic fervor climbed higher after the turn of the century, accelerated by eugenicists, fear of Bolshevism, the publications of Henry Ford, and the Depression. Dinnerstein goes on to explain that just before our entry into World War II, antisemitism reached a climax, as Father Coughlin attacked Jews over the airwaves (with the support of much of the Catholic clergy) and Charles Lindbergh delivered an openly antisemitic speech to an isolationist meeting. After the war, Dinnerstein tells us, with fresh economic opportunities and increased activities by civil rights advocates, antisemititsm went into sharp decline--though it frequently appeared in shockingly high places, including statements by Nixon and his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "It must also be emphasized," Dinnerstein writes, "that in no Christian country has antisemitism been weaker than it has been in the United States," with its traditions of tolerance, diversity, and a secular national government. This book, however, reveals in disturbing detail the resilience, and vehemence, of this ugly prejudice. Penetrating, authoritative, and frequently alarming, this is the definitive account of a plague that refuses to go away."Article| Leonard Dinnerstein| Statement ..."

"In Search of American Jewish Culture"

♥ Book Title : In Search of American Jewish Culture
♣ Name Author : Stephen J. Whitfield
∞ Launching : 2001-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1584651717
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781584651710
⊕ Number Pages : Total 333 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures."Article| Stephen J. Whitfield| Statement ..."

"A New Promised Land"

♥ Book Title : A New Promised Land
♣ Name Author : Hasia R. Diner
∞ Launching : 2003-11-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0199726566
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780199726561
⊕ Number Pages : Total 184 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""An excellent Afikoman gift for the teen or young adult at the seder... Diner...writes in a clear style that pulls together that diverse entity known as the American Jewish community."--The Chicago Jewish Star An engaging chronicle of Jewish life in the United States, A New Promised Land reconstructs the multifaceted background and very American adaptations of this religious group, from the arrival of twenty-three Jews in the New World in 1654, through the development of the Orthodox, conservative, and Reform movements, to the ordination of Sally Priesand as the first woman rabbi in the United States. Hasia Diner supplies fascinating details about Jewish religious traditions, holidays, and sacred texts. In addition, she relates the history of the Jewish religious, political, and intellectual institutions in the United States, and addresses some of the biggest issues facing Jewish Americans today, including their increasingly complex relationship with Israel."Article| Hasia R. Diner| Statement ..."