History professor examines Holocaust in new book

by Julie Hail Flory

Doris L. Bergen, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, explores one of the most significant and troubling events of the 20th century in her new book, “War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust,” recently published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc.p. Incorporating first hand accounts from victims, perpetrators and witnesses, Bergen examines the Holocaust in historical, political, social, cultural and military contexts. She discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other groups that were victimized by the Nazis, such as gypsies, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war and people with disabilities.p.

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