Ideology of Death by John Weiss

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Why the Holocaust happened in Germany is the subject of this stunning and disturbing exploration of the unique nature of German history and its culture of racism and anti-Semitism.

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Weiss is professor of history at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Published November 1, 1995 by Ivan R. Dee. 427 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The most serious flaw is Weiss's periodic tendency to be overly deterministic, assuming that after 1933 ``the iron logic that led to the Holocaust was set in motion.'' Finally, Weiss appears to have engaged in very little firsthand research, although he has done a fine job of synthesizing insight...

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the anti-Semitism of ""tens of thousands"" of upper-class Germans was not ""all that different from that of the Nazis themselves."" Weiss traces anti-Semitism in western Europe and shows why it was so strong in Germany.

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