The Politics of Genocide

The Holocaust in Hungary

Randolph L. Braham

East European Monographs

The Politics of Genocide

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Pub Date: July 2016

ISBN: 9780880337113

1600 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $150.00

The Politics of Genocide

The Holocaust in Hungary

Randolph L. Braham

East European Monographs

The third revised and updated edition of this comprehensive two-volume history by one of the world's leading experts on the Holocaust provides unparalleled perspective on the destruction of Hungarian Jewry during the Nazi era. A critical component of any collection on the Holocaust, this work not only provides a detailed chronicle of the complex domestic and international developments that led to one of World War II's darkest events but also works as a complete reference of maps, dates, people, and other essential, hard-to-find materials.

This edition identifies and analyzes within Hungarian history, world history, and international politics the historical, political, ideological, and socioeconomic factors that shaped the attitudes and policies of the Holocaust's main players. An exhaustive resource of everything we now know, The Politics of Genocide is essential reading for a richer understanding of this atrocity and its legacy.
Quite a few of today's foremost historians spend their lives studying the history of the Holocaust, but none has done more than Braham in uncovering the background and developments of one of the most tragic events of it all, the last-minute destruction of over half a million Hungarian Jews. Braham's familiarity with the events as well as the depth of his research and cool logic of his argument are nearly unassailable. Among all of Braham's works, The Politics of Genocide stands out as the most famous and substantial. István Deák, Seth Low professor emeritus of history, Columbia University
Randolph Braham is the leading expert on the Holocaust in Hungary. This new edition of his compelling masterpiece is the definitive account of a tragedy that continues to reverberate inside and outside Hungary today. Richard Breitman, distinguished professor emeritus, American University
Volume 1
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Maps
Preface
Reference List of Selected Geographic Name Changes
Hungarian Military Ranks and Terms
Wehrmacht and SS Ranks with their U.S. Equivalents
List of Source Abbreviations

1. Prelude to Destruction
2. From Consolidation to Proto-Fascism
3. The Jewish Community of Hungary before the Destruction
4. The Beginning of the End
5. The Teleki Era
6. The Bárdossy Era
7. The Kállay Era
8. Treatment of Hungarian Jews in German-Occupied Europe
9. The First Mass Deportation Plans
10. The Labor Service System
11. The Road to Destruction
12. The Occupation Forces and Authorities
13. The Sztójay Government
14. The Jewish Council
15. The First Anti-Jewish Measures
16. The Processes of Economic Destruction
17. Ghettoization: Phase I
18. Zone II: Northern Transylvania
19. Deportation
20. Zone III: Northern Hungary

VOLUME 2
21. Zone IV: Southern Hungary East of the Danube
22. The Last Phase: Zones V and VI and Auschwitz
23. The Conspiracy of Silence
24. Fate of the Jews of Budapest
25. From the End of the Deportations to the Szálasi Coup
26. The Szálasi Era
27. Treatment of Foreign Jews in Hungary
28. Treatment of Hungarian Jews Abroad
29. Rescue and Resistance
30. The Attitude and Reactions of the Christian Churches
31. International Reaction and Intervention
32. Liberation, Restitution, Retribution
33. Hungarian Reactions to the Holocaust

Appendix 1. Administration of the Labor Service System in the Ministry of Defense: 1944
Appendix 2. Labor Service Companies Authorized for Transfer to the Germans
Appendix 3. Major Anti-Jewish Decrees Issued Between March 29 and December 6, 1944
Appendix 4. Hungarian and Foreign Jewish Authors Whose Works Were Banned
Appendix 5. Chronology
Appendix 6. Deportation Trains Passing Through Kassa in 1944: Dates, Origin of Transports, and Number of Deportees

Glossary
Name Index
Geographic Index
Subject Index

About the Author

Randolph L. Braham is distinguished professor of political science and director of the Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.