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By Francine Klagsbrun (auth.), Randolph L. Braham (eds.)

This booklet is the second one in a sequence of experiences released less than the auspices of the Institute for Holocaust reviews of the Graduate institution and U niver­ sity middle of town collage of recent York. just like the first e-book, it really is an outgrowth of the lectures and particular reviews subsidized via the institute in the course of the 1981-82 and 1982-83 educational years. This quantity is split into 5 components. half I, Ethics and the Holocaust, features a pioneering research of 1 of the main overlooked parts in Holocaust reviews. Francine Klagsbrun, a widely known author and renowned lecturer, presents an erudite assessment of the worth of lifestyles in Jewish proposal and culture. With complete knowing of the talmudic students' place on Jewish ethics and utilizing concrete examples of the life-and­ loss of life dilemmas that faced many Jews of their focus camp stories, Klagsbrun presents dramatic proof of the triumph of ethical and moral rules over the forces of evil throughout the Holocaust, this darkest interval in Jewish historical past. the following chapters, grouped less than the heading The Allies and the Holocaust, take care of the failure of the Western Allies to reply to the determined wishes of the persecuted Jews of Europe throughout the moment global warfare. the 1st is by way of Professor Bela Vago, an expert at the Holocaust and East crucial ecu heritage on the college of Haifa.

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