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Buchbeschreibung Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999, 1999. , 373pp., very good dust-jacket, light wear around edges, very good hardcover How has the Holocaust come to loom so large in American life? In the first decades after World War II, it was little talked about, even by American Jews. Now millions flock to the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C., and other such museums around the country, and many American Jews have placed the Holocaust at the core of their sense of what it means to be Jewish. Prize-winning historian Peter Novick offers a fascinating account of this sweeping transformation. He 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. / "This is an unyielding book - unyielding in its analysis, unyielding in its intellectual and moral integrity. Many will undoubtedly also find it to be a profoundly disturbing book. A master of the historian’s craft, Novick, with an engaging style and enormous learning, unravels the complex and contradictory roles the Holocaust plays in American life." - Paul Mendes-Flohr, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. ISBN 0395840090. Artikel-Nr. 28337
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin (Trade), 01.06.1999., 1999. 320 Seiten Seiten und Schnittkanten nachgedunkelt bzw. verschmutzt, SU leicht bestoßen 111 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 630 23,4 x 16,0 x 3,3 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Artikel-Nr. 24020
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston u.a., 1999. gebunden gutes Ex., SU 373 S. Artikel-Nr. 1A31051-259