The emergence of Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust

This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment o...

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Main Author: Mikhman, Dan
Other Authors: Schramm, Lenn J. (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • the source of the term and the phenomenon in the early modern age
  • Ghetto and ghettoization as cultural concepts in the modern age
  • The Nazis' anti-Jewish policy in the 1930s in Germany and the question of Jewish residential districts
  • First references to the term 'ghetto' in the ideological discourse of the makers of anti-Jewish policies in the Third Reich (1933-1938)
  • The semantic turning point in the meaning of 'ghetto': Peter-Heinz Seraphim and Das Judentum in osteuropa;ischen Raum
  • The invasion of Poland and the emergence of the 'classic' ghettos
  • Methodological interlude: the term 'ghettoization' and its use during the Holocaust itself and in later scholarship
  • Would the idea spread to other places?: Amsterdam 1941, the only attempt to establish a ghetto west of Poland
  • Ghettos during the final solution, 1941-1943: the territories occupied in Operation Barbarossa
  • Ghettos during the final solution outside t