Lessons of the Holocaust By Michael R Marrus am Kindle Michael Ro
Lessons of the Holocaust By Michael R. Marrus am Kindle Michael Robert Marrus, CM FRSC is a Canadian historian of France, the Holocaust and Jewish history He was born in Toronto and received his BA at the University of Toronto in 1963 and his MA and PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 and 1968 He is a Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto.Marrus is an expert on the history of French Jewry and anti semitism He co wrote with Robert Paxton a book on Vichy France that shows that the anti semitism of Vichy was not imposed by the Germans, that at times Vichy was brutal towards the French Jews than the Germans and the French state played a leading and indispensable role in organizing the deportation of Jews to death camps Further, Marrus and Paxton argued that Vichy was brutal than other European states occupied by the Germans.Marrus s book the Holocaust in History is a well regarded historiographical survey Marrus wants the Holocaust to be seen as tragedy for humanity, not just Jews In his book, Marrus was able to offer a synthesis such as the Functionalist vs Intentionalist views of the origins of the Holocaust.In 2001, after failing to gain access to the Vatican archives from the period after 1923, the International Catholic Jewish Historical Commission disbanded amid controversy Unsatisfied with the findings, Marrus said the commission ran up against a brick wall It would have been really helpful to have had support from the Holy See on this issue Professor Michael Marrus was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2008.Marrus married Randi Greenstein in 1971 and has three children from enpedia wiki Michael_. Although difficult to imagine, sixty years ago the Holocaust had practically no visibility in examinations of the Second World War Yet today it is understood to be not only one of the defining moments of the twentieth century but also a touchstone in a quest for directions on how to avoid such catastrophes.In Lessons of the Holocaust, the distinguished historian Michael RAlthough difficult to imagine, sixty years ago the Holocaust had practically no visibility in examinations of the Second World War Yet today it is understood to be not only one of the defining moments of the twentieth century but also a touchstone in a quest for directions on how to avoid such catastrophes.In Lessons of the Holocaust, the distinguished historian Michael R Marrus challenges the notion that there are definitive lessons to be deduced from the destruction of European Jewry Instead, drawing on decades of studying, writing about, and teaching the Holocaust, he shows how its lessons are constantly challenged, debated, altered, and reinterpreted.A succinct, stimulating analysis by a world renowned historian, Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.. The best Books Lessons of the Holocaust I thought this book was well written and informative. It had a lot of good things to remember and was told in a way that will stay with you for awhile. I would recommend this book. 4 out of 5 stars.