The Holocaust and the West German historians : historical interpretation and autobiographical memory / Nicolas Berg ; translated and edited by Joel Golb.

"This landmark book was first published in Germany, provoking both acclaim and controversy. In this "history of historiography," Nicolas Berg addresses the work of German and German-Jewish historians in the first three decades of post-World War II Germany. He examines how they perceiv...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Berg, Nicolas (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
German
Published:Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2015]
©2015
Series:George L. Mosse series in modern European cultural and intellectual history.
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Summary:"This landmark book was first published in Germany, provoking both acclaim and controversy. In this "history of historiography," Nicolas Berg addresses the work of German and German-Jewish historians in the first three decades of post-World War II Germany. He examines how they perceived--and failed to perceive--the Holocaust and how they interpreted and misinterpreted that historical fact using an arsenal of terms and concepts, arguments and explanations. This English-language translation is also a shortened and reorganized edition, which includes a new introduction by Berg reviewing and commenting on the response to the German editions. Notably, in this American edition, discussion of historial Joseph Wulf and his colleague and fellow Holocaust survivor Léon Poliakov has been united in one chapter. And special care has been taken to make the questions raised about German historiographical writing clear to English speakers. Translator Joel Golb comments, "From 1945 to the present, the way historians have approached the Holocaust has posed deep-reaching problems regarding choice of language ... This book is consequently as much about language as it is about facts""--Page 4 of cover
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 334 pages .)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0299300838
9780299300838
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