Understanding the Holocaust

Author(s): David Engel
Genre: History
Imprint: Modern Scholar
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.45 hours)
Product Number: Z0666
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781449869458
Narrator/s: David Engel
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In Understanding the Holocaust, Professor David Engel of New York University examines the encounter between Germany's Third Reich and the Jews of the twenty European countries that fell under Nazi domination between 1933 and 1945. The results of this encounter stretch human comprehension to the limit and raise frightening questions about the human condition. When it was over, two-thirds of Europe's Jews, some 5.8 million people, had died-and their deaths had occurred amid the most gruesome of circumstances. Engel explores the reasons behind the Holocaust and attempts to enter into the minds of the participants. From the origins of the idea behind the killing campaign to the notions of modernity that many blame for creating the possibility for such a happening, Engel offers an illuminating analysis of the twentieth century's great tragedy.

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Author(s): David Engel
Narrator(s): David Engel
Genre: History
Product Number UC087
Released: Dec 21, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428117242
Study Guide
Author(s): David Engel
Genre: History
Product Number UT087
Released: Feb 05, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428117259

Professional reviews

"Professor Engel dwells more on the reasons for the Holocaust than most accounts. His deep understanding of one of the greatest tragedies of the last century becomes apparent as he moves from Hitler's youth to the genocidal killings, starting in the last half of 1941. The lectures address the greatest question of how the FŸhrer persuaded so many Germans to participate in his "final solution" for Europe's Jews. One can notice two minor problems with Engel's delivery. One, he raises and lowers his volume to the point of dropping some words to inaudibility. Two, he adds pauses between words that interfere with the continuity. After some lectures, staged questions from an announcer and the speaker's answers simulate a classroom experience. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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