The Swastika's Darkening Shadow: Voices before the Holocaust

The Swastika s Darkening Shadow Voices before the Holocaust In the years before the Second World War the Jews of Europe faced unprecedented fear and anguish as the noose of antisemitism gradually tightened around them The murderous violence that would eventua

  • Title: The Swastika's Darkening Shadow: Voices before the Holocaust
  • Author: Monty Noam Penkower
  • ISBN: 9781137302465
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the years before the Second World War, the Jews of Europe faced unprecedented fear and anguish as the noose of antisemitism gradually tightened around them The murderous violence that would eventually overtake them, later called the Holocaust, has been impressively examined by historians, as has the steady persecution of the pre war Jewish community under the Third ReiIn the years before the Second World War, the Jews of Europe faced unprecedented fear and anguish as the noose of antisemitism gradually tightened around them The murderous violence that would eventually overtake them, later called the Holocaust, has been impressively examined by historians, as has the steady persecution of the pre war Jewish community under the Third Reich Yet the spread of Jew hatred across the Continent and the alarming picture that journalism and first hand accounts brought to other nations has largely gone unexamined Drawing on newspapers, magazines, diaries, diplomatic correspondence, organizational reports, and a wide variety of other sources, this history shines a spotlight on the years between Adolf Hitler s emergence as Chancellor of Germany and the advent of the Second World War It recounts the ways in which European Jews navigated their world as darkness closed about, even as individuals and organizations tried fervently to command the world s attention and mobilize others to action.

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