Mendelsohn, John and Donald S. Detwiler, Editors. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Later Phase, 1939-1943. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. xv, 356 pp. 8-1/2" x 11." Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190026. ISBN-10: 1616190027. Hardcover. New. $79.95 * Volume 2, The Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes. Although it fluctuated in intensity, one of the most consistently pursued policies of the Nazi regime in Germany was the persecution of the Jews. The Nazis exhibited a paradoxical penchant for legality and endeavored to legalize the Holocaust by passing many laws placing disabilities and restrictions on Jews. Legalizing the persecutions made the eventual extermination of millions of Jews possible, because it made mass murder less criminal in the eyes of the murderers, and made the Jews more vulnerable. The documents selected for this volume pertain to laws and directives imposing the wearing of the Star of David on German Jews, as well as severe punishment for "racial pollution." Other documents deal with the extension of legalized discrimination to countries newly occupied by the Nazis. Contains 22 documents of source materials, carefully chosen from the thousands preserved at the U.S. National Archives. A detailed table of contents lists and provides the source for each document. The volumes in the series are grouped topically: PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Early Phase, 1933-1939, 2. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Later Phase, 1939-1943, 3. The Crystal Night Pogrom, 4. Propaganda and Aryanization, 1938-1944, 5. Jewish Emigration from 1933 to the Evian Conference of 1938, 6. Jewish Emigration 1938-1940: Rublee Negotiations and the Intergovernmental Committee, 7. Jewish Emigration: The S.S. St. Louis Affair and Other Cases THE KILLING OF THE JEWS 8. Deportation of the Jews to the East: Stettin, 1940, to Hungary, 1944, 9. Medical Experiments on Jewish Inmates of Concentration Camps, 10. The Einsatzgruppen or Murder Commandos, 11. The Wannsee Protocol and a 1944 Report on Auschwitz by the Office of Strategic Services, 12. The "Final Solution" in the Extermination Camps and the Aftermath, 13. The Judicial System and the Jews in Nazi Germany RE.
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