The Origins of Nazi Violence (2020)

The Origins of Nazi Violence Enzo Traverso Janet Lloyd The Origins of Nazi Violence In the half century since the appearance of Hannah Arendt s seminal work The Origins of Totalitarianism innumerable historians have detailed the history of the Nazi years Now in a brilliant synthesi
  • Title: The Origins of Nazi Violence
  • Author: Enzo Traverso Janet Lloyd
  • ISBN: 9781565847880
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Hardcover
The Origins of Nazi Violence Enzo Traverso Janet Lloyd In the half century since the appearance of Hannah Arendt s seminal work The Origins of Totalitarianism, innumerable historians have detailed the history of the Nazi years Now, in a brilliant synthesis of this work, Enzo Traverso situates the extermination camps as the final, terrible moment in European modernity s industrialization of killing and dehumanization of death.In the half century since the appearance of Hannah Arendt s seminal work The Origins of Totalitarianism, innumerable historians have detailed the history of the Nazi years Now, in a brilliant synthesis of this work, Enzo Traverso situates the extermination camps as the final, terrible moment in European modernity s industrialization of killing and dehumanization of death Traverso upends the conventional presentation of the Holocaust as an inexplicable anomaly, navigating an excess of antecedents both technical and cultural Deftly tracing a complex lineage the guillotine and machine gun, the prison and assembly line, as well as widespread ideologies of racial supremacy and colonial expansion Traverso reveals that the ideas that coalesced at Auschwitz came from Europe s mainstream and not its margins.
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  1. Maggie

    I read this book for my class on fascism, and this was by far the best on the reading list It s short, compellingly written unlike so many history books, and makes great use of other research, synthesizing The books s point is drawing out threads in European history before Nazism and the Holocaust that fed into them and made them possible Uncomfortable but wonderful, definitely read this book.

  2. Elliot Ratzman

    Tea Baggers listen up Nazi exterminationist anti Semitism was not a result of Big Government or Socialism It was not a product of haters who were prejudice as my students think It was a unique synthesis of elements already present in Western history and culture The guillotine, the slaughterhouse , the Fordist factory, and rational administration, along with eugenics, the massacres of the colonial wars and those of World War I had already fashioned the social universe and the mental landscape in [...]

  3. Carl Strange

    Traverso delves with fearless but objective energy to the European, Asian, and American concepts of race and worthiness to find the underpinnings of Nazi brutality No one s national taboos stand in the way here the French in Algeria, the British in South Africa, the Japanese in Korea, and the Americans among the Apache are all plumbed for material The Nazis, then, did little that was new, not so much creating genocide as industrializing it The racial views of politically powerful nations set up [...]

  4. John steppling

    A cogent study in the social, cultural, and material forces behind authoritarian movements Highly relevant when examining the current US.

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