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Guenter Lewy

Forfatter af The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany

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Guenter Lewy is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts. His books include The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany, The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, and Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers.

Omfatter også følgende navne: Guenter Lewy, Guenther Lewy

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If one is looking for a concise examination of the factors that generated the Holocaust, one could do quite a lot worse than this monograph, written by a man who witnessed "Crystal Night" as a child, and who has spent much of their career dealing with the analysis of organized violence against peoples. Concentrating on motivation amongst the field commanders and foot soldiers of the Nazi war on the Jews, Lewy is quite prepared to split hairs between genuine haters, careerists, and people just swept up in events. The one point Lewy comes back, and essentially ends on, is that while you can't expect suicide to be a general option by which to maintain personal integrity, even in Nazi Germany one did have options to avoid participating in industrialized murder, and the actual killers seldom availed themselves of it.

Apart from that, one thing that undercuts this monograph is that Lewy does invoke the work of Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo, whose experiments were being debunked basically as this book was coming out.
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Shrike58 | Feb 14, 2023 |
Gli zingari, con la loro cultura nomade, rappresentavano per i nazisti un'inaccettabile anomalia dell'ordine sociale e minacciavano la purezza della razza. Furono quindi perseguitati e deportati nei campi di sterminio dove morirono a migliaia(fonte: Google Books)
 
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MemorialeSardoShoah | May 21, 2020 |
Written in the late 1970s, America in Vietnam is a positive account of a controversial war that the author believes was a worthy cause. Among Lewy's arguments is that the accusations of atrocities by American troops were greatly exaggerated. It might be worth reading for someone who wants to study the historiography of the Vietnam War, but it is a dated account. There is so much more available primary material now.
 
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gregdehler | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 13, 2014 |
Nella storia della seconda guerra mondiale c'è un capitolo non ancora concluso: le responsabilità della Chiesa cattolica di fronte ai crimini commessi dal regime nazista, primo fra tutti il genocidio degli ebrei. Il ruolo di papa Pio XII e dei vescovi tedeschi è al centro, ancora oggi, di un dibattito molto acceso. Attingendo ai rapporti della Gestapo, ai documenti del partito nazionalsocialista e delle diocesi tedesche, Guenter Lewy ha compiuto un'indagine accurata, mettendo in evidenza, oltre ai cedimenti, i silenzi e le complicità delle gerarchie cattoliche, anche le episodiche opposizioni.… (mere)
 
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