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Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution

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A single word--Auschwitz--is often used to encapsulate the totality of persecution and suffering involved in what we call the Holocaust. Yet a focus on a single concentration camp--however horrific what happened there, however massively catastrophic its scale--leaves an incomplete story, a truncated history. It cannot fully communicate the myriad ways in which individuals ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Rama
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Understanding the genocide during holocaust

What made people to participate in a genocide that systematically killed six million Jews and destroyed much of Europe? How was that possible that Nazi-collaborators worked coherently to bring holocaust to a massive scale? Did anyone know what was happening and why didn’t they try stop it. These are some of the questions posed by the author in this 620 pages of anthology. I am not sure if all the historical facts documented in this book is authentic an
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Annie
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice, Mary Fulbrook concentrates on the way that we—survivors, perpetrators, descendants, academics, non-academics, and so on—frame the Holocaust in our minds and our speech. Each of the three sections has a slightly different focus, but they all thoroughly discuss post-war silence, court proceedings, literature, museum exhibits, memorials, and conversation above all. I have to take my hat off to Fulbrook for tackling a topic that ...more
Julie
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, own, vine
This is a big book and it contains a lot of very dense material dealing with the heavy topic of finding justice after WWII, and it’s no wonder it took me more than 3 months to read with a considerable break halfway. This will be a quote-centric review because I can hardly articulate some of the finer points that Fulbrook makes as well as she did.

The first third of the book deals with how the Nazis systematically persecuted various groups including the invalid, Jews, and homosexuals. The obvious
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Wang
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The winner of this year's Wolfson award and I read it in particular for this reason and I was not let down. Fulbrook is an excellent narrator whose storytelling throughout the book was easy to follow even for a lay man on the subject though I do find the beginning and the conclusion of the book was written in a more academic style. I am very much fond of her well-versed reference of literature and movies, which may lack in other materials of the similar subjects. It offers a good range of choice ...more
Chelsey Langland
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, wwii
This was quite a project. And I think it could have been edited down by about 150 pages without losing anything. But overall it was well done and interesting enough for me to keep reading.
Moonpie
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book everyone should read.
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Mary Jean Alexandra Fulbrook (née Wilson) is a British academic, historian and author. Since 1995, she has been Professor of German History at University College London. She is a noted researcher in a wide range of fields, including religion and society in early modern Europe, the German dictatorships of the twentieth century, Europe after the Holocaust, and historiography and social theory.