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Why? Explaining the Holocaust

Why? Explaining the Holocaust

作者 : Peter Hayes

出版社 : W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

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探討人類歷史最悲劇的扉頁之一

即使紀錄納粹大屠殺的書籍、電影、博物館、紀念館等不計其數,時至七十年後的今日,對於二十世紀文明中心的歐洲為何會發生如此慘劇,卻仍沒有合理解釋。


美國西北大學退休榮譽教授、知名歷史學家Peter Hayes,三十多年來致力於納粹大屠殺研究,將教學內容付梓成書,試圖回答歷年來學生最常提出的問題,以其作為章節名稱。它們看似基本、卻十分難解──

為什麼屠殺者是德國人?
為什麼對象是猶太人,而不是其他種族?
為什麼種族根除得如此迅速、徹底?
為什麼沒有更多的猶太人反抗?
為什麼猶太人沒有得到更多協助?
為什麼同盟國不沿著通往集中營的鐵路轟炸?

作者融合學術研究成果與教學經驗,挑戰歷史對納粹大屠殺的普遍詮釋。他認為並沒有單一理論可以「解釋」大屠殺,而是多股勢力在某個時間點的交會,導致了災難的發生。本書也藉古鑑今,如當今難民危機引發的反移民論點,與當時的反猶太情緒是十分相近的。隨著納粹大屠殺的經歷者即將抵達生命終點,解開事件的真相,以及教育新一代更顯益發重要。本書十分具開創性,是了解納粹大屠殺的權威著作。

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.

Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth century still seems elusive even seventy years later. Numerous theories have sprouted in an attempt to console ourselves and to point the blame in emotionally satisfying directions―yet none of them are fully convincing. As witnesses to the Holocaust near the ends of their lives, it becomes that much more important to unravel what happened and to educate a new generation about the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime on Jews and non-Jews alike.

Why? dispels many misconceptions and answers some of the most basic―yet vexing―questions that remain: why the Jews and not another ethnic group? Why the Germans? Why such a swift and sweeping extermination? Why didn’t more Jews fight back more often? Why didn’t they receive more help? While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history, challenging some of the most prominent recent interpretations. He argues that there is no single theory that “explains” the Holocaust; the convergence of multiple forces at a particular moment in time led to catastrophe.

In clear prose informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of Holocaust literature in English and German, Hayes weaves together stories and statistics to heart-stopping effect. Why? is an authoritative, groundbreaking exploration of the origins of one of the most tragic events in human history.
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