Denying the Holocaust
The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
Paperback ISBN: 0452272742
The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. Forty years ago, such notions were the province of pseudohistorians who argued that Hitler never meant to kill the Jews, and that only a few hundred thousand died in the camps from disease; they also argued that the Allied bombings of Dresden and other cities were worse than any Nazi offense, and that the Germans were the "true victims" of World War II. For years, those who made such claims were dismissed as harmless cranks operating on the lunatic fringe. But over the past decade they have begun to gain a hearing in respectable arenas, and now, in the first full-scale history of Holocaust denial, Deborah Lipstadt shows how - despite tens of thousands of living witnesses and vast amounts of documentary evidence - this irrational idea not only has continued to gain adherents but has become an international movement, with organized chapters, "independent" research centers, and official publications that promote a "revisionist" view of recent history. One sign of the movement's disturbing resonance is the rise of such figures as the Holocaust denier David Duke to national prominence. Holocaust deniers have also begun to make common cause with radical Afrocentrists such as Leonard Jeffries of New York's City University, who retails racist myths about the Jews; and a recent campaign of ads in college newspapers calling for "open debate" on "so-called facts" about the Holocaust suggests a bold new bid for mainstream intellectual legitimacy. Lipstadt shows how Holocaust denial thrives in the current atmosphere of value relativism, and argues that this chilling attack on the factual record not only threatens Jews but undermines the very tenets of objective scholarship that support our faith in historical knowledge.
A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
Paperback ISBN: 0805003487
Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II
A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
Paperback ISBN: 0671034812
A practical guide to Jewish practice and ritual offers advice on beliefs, customs, synagogue services, prayers, holidays, weddings, circumcisions, dietary laws, and midrashim.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jewish History and Culture
Paperback ISBN: 0028627113
An easy-to-follow chronicle of more than five thousand years of Jewish history features profiles of key Jewish figures and an assessment of the Jewish influence on American and world culture, from language to TV. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Battle for God
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0679435972
Focusing on the rise of fundamentalism in three major religions, the author of A HIstory of God and Jerusalem reveals how these movements in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam were born out of a dread of modernity. 40,000 first printing.
Hitler's Willing Executioners
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Paperback ISBN: 0679772685
A revisionist study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust reveals why ordinary Germans from all walks of life participated willingly in the extermination of the Jews. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.