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Author Berkowitz, Michael.

Title The crime of my very existence : Nazism and the myth of Jewish criminality / Michael Berkowitz
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 321 pages) : illustrations
Series The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Contents Above suspicion? : facts, myths, and lies about Jews and crime -- The construction of "Jewish criminality" in Nazi Germany -- The self-fulfilling prophecy of the ghettos -- Inverting the innocent and the criminal in concentration camps -- Re-presenting Zionism as the apex of global conspiracy -- Lingering stereotypes and Jewish displaced persons -- Jewish DPs confronting the law : prescriptions, self-perceptions, and pride of self-control
Summary Berkowitz investigates a dimension of anti-Semitism that was instrumental in the making of the Holocaust: the association of Jews with criminality. He traces the myths and realities about Jewish criminality from the 18th century to the Weimar Republic and on into the Nazi assault upon the Jews
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-299) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.
Jews -- Germany -- Public opinion.
National socialism.
Propaganda, German -- History -- 20th century.
Public opinion -- Germany.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520940687 (electronic bk.)
1435601998 (electronic bk.)
9780520940680 (electronic bk.)
9781435601994 (electronic bk.)