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The radical antisemitism of Nazi Germany’s wartime propaganda constituted an interpretive prism through which Nazi leaders viewed and. Editorial Reviews. Review. With the market so saturated with books that have ” Nazi” in their Jeffrey Herf’s latest book, The Jewish Enemy–dealing with Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust–sheds new light on what happened then in. The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust [ Jeffrey Herf] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The sheer.

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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Sign In Forgot password? Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to jeffry Oxford Academic account above. Taylor was infamous for treating Hitler as an ordinary statesman in the German mould.

The Jewish Enemy

Ieffrey after Rome, — The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds. No prior study has shown as clearly as this one how central this theme was to German wartime propaganda in all its forms. Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall posters that Jefftey saw while waiting for the streetcar, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, the headlines that blared from newsstands.

Most users should sign in with their email address. For some readers, this may seem an obvious point, but a great deal of older research underscored how the Nazis placed antisemitism in the background, emphasizing instead the material gains that ordinary citizens could expect from Jeffreg rule. Herf has written widely on Weimar and Nazi history. You could not be signed in.

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The Jewish Enemy

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

A recent addition to the literature is Jeffrey Herf’s book. Here we find an original and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, jjeffrey necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe.

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Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. For the first time, we have a nuanced account of how state-produced antisemitism changed during the war and how this antisemitism connected to the Holocaust. Sign In or Create an Account. April Short pages 18 color illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World.

The overall effect is one of a regime in thrall to its own paranoid fantasies, with devastating consequences that are all too familiar. Email alerts New issue alert. Join Our Mailing List: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. What changed to make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of centuries old patterns of persecution?

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Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. His nonsense books, mo …. This article is tne available for rental through DeepDyve. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. In an era when both anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories continue to influence world politics, Herf offers a timely reminder of their dangers along with a fresh interpretation of the paranoia underlying the ideology of jjeffrey Third Reich.

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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany.

The Jewish Enemy is the first extensive study of how anti-Semitism pervaded and shaped Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, and how it pulled together the diverse elements of a delusionary Nazi worldview. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics.

Arguing that racial antisemitism, however vicious, was an insufficient basis for genocide, Herf demonstrates that a major shift occurred in Nazi propaganda during the war: Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

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Herf rightly maintains that a long tradition of elite and popular antisemitism in Germany created a climate of indifference that allowed for an incremental persecution of Jews, but does not, in itself, sufficiently explain a policy of genocide.

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