Beginning with the roots of anti-Semitism in early Christian Europe, this book traces the evolution of the Jewish stereotype as the evil “other,” which culminated in Adolf Hitler’s war against the Jews, wherein he sought to eliminate through mass murder every Jewish man, woman and child. It includes most recent scholarship on the Holocaust which reflects the recent rise of Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia throughout the West, including the United States.This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, issues, and events that led to the murder of six-million Jews, and millions of other groups by Nazi Germany. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Holocaust.
Jack R. Fischel is emeritus professor of history at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and a visiting professor of the Humanities at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He has authored/edited nine books on the Holocaust.
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
About the Author
The third iteration of this dictionary offers generally clear definitions and an updated chronology that will help students interested in brief summaries of the complex issues surrounding the tragedy of the Holocaust. . . The updated chronology is helpful, though it necessarily required a selection process that may overlook some events that will gain in importance historically. Likewise, the bibliography is selective, offering a general section on Nazi Germany. . . The introductory overview of the Holocaust is clear. . . Summing Up: Recommended. . . General readers and lower-division undergraduates.