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Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. It debates how the Holocaust has evolved over the years, and the profound ... More


Internal Armed Conflict: February 1998–March 1999

The Independent International Commission on Kosovo

in The Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243099
eISBN:
9780191599538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243093.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Describes the fatal spiral of hardening Serb intransigence and growing Kosovar Albanian armament that followed the abolishment of Kosovo's autonomy in 1990 and led to escalation of the conflict. The ... More


Dictatorship of Dread

Jörg Baberowski

in Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300136982
eISBN:
9780300220575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136982.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes Stalinism as a dictatorship of dread. It shows how Joseph Stalin's slave state destroyed and uprooted millions in a series of violent interventions that showed no regard for ... More


Toward a Conclusion

Taner Akçam

in The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter argues that the Armenian Genocide—the first large scale mass murder of the twentieth century—must be placed in a new context and understood within that context: the commencement of the ... More


Transnational Criminology and the Globalization of Harm Production

Ben Bowling

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter first considers the emergence of ‘transnational criminology’ — a rapidly developing field that sets out specifically to understand crime and justice beyond national boundaries and, in ... More


Ideology and Atrocity

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the Nazi genocide directly. It argues that it was the pursuit and repeated failure—between 1939 and 1941—of economic and utilitarian goals drafted in the context of social ... More


Trials for Mass Murder and Unlawful Executions

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Temporary courts-martial heard evidence of “mass murder” and “unlawful executions” carried out by the Japanese during the occupation. The murders were either in retaliation for general resistance to ... More


Introduction

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's focus, namely the constitutive rather than the destructive side of mass murder, and discusses how the perpetration and support of the Holocaust provided ... More


Watching Terror: Women in the Community of Crime

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the total psychological mobilization of all segments of the German populace, including the practices, emotions, and ideas that also made women complicit in the community of crime. ... More


Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

George C. Browder

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides a socio-organizational history of the Gestapo, the Social Democrats, and the regular detectives of the Third Reich between 1932 and 1937. It explores the roots of their roles in ... More


Shoot First and Ask Questions Afterwards? Wannsee and the Unfolding of the Final Solution1

Mark Roseman

in Nazism, War and Genocide: New Perspectives on the History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859897457
eISBN:
9781781387238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897457.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the decision-making process in Nazi Germany during the crucial phase of transition to the systematic mass murder of the Jews. In particular, it analyses the protocol of the ... More


“Warum?”

Joram Warmund

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

During his initiation into what one survivor labeled the “Holocaust Kingdom” and others would describe as the “Anus Mundi,” the young and naïve Auschwitz prisoner, Primo Levi reached outside a window ... More


The Manifesto of January 1, 1942: “The rebellion began with the manifesto” September 1941–January 1942

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes the mass murder of Jews in Vilna, which prompted Kovner to write a manifesto entitled “Let us not go like lambs to the slaughter!,” and which had two main tenets: First, that ... More


“What Is More Central Than the Holocaust?”

in Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759519
eISBN:
9780804773461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759519.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter considers a major challenge posed by removing the Holocaust from the bailiwick of Jewish history: the need to somehow acknowledge the twentieth-century loss of the large majority of ... More


Assassination and After

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter talks about the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in retaliation for the violent assault on the Golden Temple. The sections of this chapter provide the events that followed ... More


The Controversies about Peoples Temple and Jonestown

Rebecca Moore

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Of the many issues and questions that emerge from the study of Peoples Temple, several appear again and again: What was the level of violence in the organization? Was Jonestown a concentration camp? ... More


“There Will Follow a New Generation and a New Earth”: From Apocalyptic Hopes to Destruction in the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God

Jean-François Mayer

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jean-François Mayer is one of the few Western scholars of NRMs to investigate the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God (MRTCG), the Ugandan group that, in the year 2000, ... More


The First World War and the Development of the Armenian Genocide

Donald Bloxham

in A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195393743
eISBN:
9780190254315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393743.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the proximate causes of the Armenian genocide. It argues that there was no a priori blueprint for genocide, but rather that it emerged from a series of more limited regional ... More


Cholera on the Continent and in America

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

While describing the peculiarities of cholera myths and riots from Asiatic Russia to Quebec, 1831–7, this chapter emphasizes the remarkable similarities across national and linguistic divides, ... More


Acts of Violence: Representations of Androcide

Jeanne Cortiel

in Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236146
eISBN:
9781781380512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236146.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Throughout her career as a writer, Joanna Russ has continuously transformed and developed androcide as a means to give female characters power and credibility. This is evident in the stories ... More


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