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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The result for readers is a nuanced sense of the volume and flow of antisemitic propaganda—and The Jewish Enemy leaves no doubt that antisemitism, indeed murderous antisemitism, jewieh an ideology propagated up front and in public.

Slavery after Rome, — The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

You could not be signed in. 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. Fascination with the Holocaust appears inexhaustible.

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Adopting a modified intentionalist approach, the work analyzes the ideological intentions of key political figures in the period leading up to World War II. April Short pages 18 jrwish illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World. Weinberg, University of North Carolina. April Short pages 18 color illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World. David Welch; J effrey H erf. Here we find an jewizh and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, as necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe.

Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany. 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. Join Our Mailing List: 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 the Third Reich.


The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. J effrey H erf.

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Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. They believed that Jews controlled not only the Bolsheviks to the east but the capitalists to the west. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. 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: While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust.

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The overall effect is one of a regime in thrall to its own paranoid fantasies, with devastating consequences that are all too familiar. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Email alerts New issue alert. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in wnemy tailored to your interests.


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No prior study has shown as clearly as this one how central this theme was to German wartime propaganda in all its forms.

Taylor was infamous for treating Hitler as an ordinary statesman in the German mould. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for jeffreu by a vast international conspiracy.

He claims in his preface that this is the first book to examine in depth the Nazi’s paranoid antisemitic account of the world war. His nonsense books, mo ….

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 jjeffrey gains that ordinary citizens could expect from Nazi jeffeey. A recent addition to the literature is Jeffrey Herf’s book.

Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall jefvrey that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, the headlines that blared from newsstands.

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