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The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia: Czech Initiatives, German Policies, Jewish Responses

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War and Genocide

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The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia

Czech Initiatives, German Policies, Jewish Responses

Wolf Gruner
Translated from the German by Alex Skinner

484 pages, 23 illus., 6 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-284-7 $140.00/£100.00 Hb Not Yet Published (July 2019)

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Reviews

WINNER OF THE 2017 SYBIL HALPERN MILTON MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE FROM THE GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

2017 YAD VASHEM INTERNATIONAL BOOK PRIZE FOR HOLOCAUST RESEARCH - FINALIST

“Whoever is working on the National Socialist persecution of the Jews won’t be able to ignore Wolf Gruner’s work.” • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“This study is stimulating, closes a gap in scholarship and opens up a wide range of new sources.” • Sehepunkte

“It should be considered as the standard work on this topic.” • Historische Zeitschrift

Description

Prior to Hitler’s occupation, nearly 120,000 Jews inhabited the areas that would become the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia; by 1945, all but a handful had either escaped or been deported and murdered by the Nazis. This pioneering study gives a definitive account of the Holocaust as it was carried out in the region, detailing the German and Czech policies, including previously overlooked measures such as small-town ghettoization and forced labor, that shaped Jewish life. Drawing on extensive new evidence, Wolf Gruner demonstrates how the persecution of the Jews as well as their reactions and resistance efforts were the result of complex actions by German authorities in Prague and Berlin as well as the Czech government and local authorities.

Wolf Gruner is the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he is also the Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research. He is the author of nine books on the Holocaust.

Subject: Jewish Studies Genocide Studies WWII History
Area: Central/Eastern Europe Germany



Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Czechoslovak Republic (ČSR) and its Minorities: Modified Maps, New States, Changed Relations
Chapter 2. Annexation: Violence, Flight and Emigration Ban – The Occupation of ‘Rump Czechoslovakia’
Chapter 3. German Expulsion and Czech Persecution: The Establishment of the Prague ‘Central Office for Jewish Emigration’
Chapter 4. The War and Greater German Deportation Plans: New Borders, New Plans
Chapter 5. Reorientation, Ghettoization and Protest: Strategic Changes in the Reich’s Anti-Jewish Policy
Chapter 6. Local versus Central Persecutory Initiatives: Efforts towards Centralization in the Protectorate
Chapter 7. Isolation, Forced Labour and Opposition: The Isolation of the Jews
Chapter 8. Repression, Deportation and Resistance: The Situation on the Eve of the New Mass Deportations
Chapter 9. Transports, Theft, Forced Labour and Flight: The Situation on the Eve of the New Mass Deportations
Chapter 10. Those Left Behind and the End of the War: The Last Jews in Prague and Theresienstadt

Conclusion

Appendix: Tables

Bibliography
Index

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